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Guthrie&Co
11-10-2005, 02:50 PM
ok here is the the run down on my cost

pallet of lime 181.30
fert 22-3-14 sr 4 bags 75.96
black kow 1 bag 4.99
morganite 1 bag 10.99
0-46-0 1 bag 7.75
fert spikes 40 40.60
crapes 12 144.00
mulch 6 yds 78.00
total my cost 543.59

i am spike fert 20 shrubs
planting 12 crapes with soil amendments
lime and fert 1 acre
mulch install 6 yds my retail cost for mulch is 40.00 and labor rate is 35.00


what should be the retail cost? tell me what u think

ProLawns
11-10-2005, 05:08 PM
$1500 total

sildoc
11-10-2005, 06:05 PM
6 yards of mulch placed about-360
Pallet of lime (not sure how many on pallet) -20 per bag including labor
turf fert 220
plant fert- 200
Crapes- 325 + install at 300
ammendments added at 150
total:1455 + 20 per bag of lime guessing at 88 bags so 1760
make em a deal at 3000. One day work with myself and one other guy.

Guthrie&Co
11-10-2005, 08:17 PM
77 bags on a pallet of lime fyi

i wish i could get 3 grand for it, i cant get that in my market.

prolawns, did u just multiply by 3? or is there a formula u go by? just for future ref.
thanks for the input guys.

ProLawns
11-10-2005, 10:26 PM
Supplies except for crepes and mulch I divided cost by .7 which gives 30% profit margin. Crepes I doubled the cost. Mulch I charge $50 per yard delivered and spread unless I have to tote it a long ways. The rest is labor. I should have charged a bit more for the lime though a pallet is a lot to spread.

LonniesLawns
11-11-2005, 08:33 AM
Your costs are pretty high -- can you shop around ata ll?

Guthrie&Co
11-11-2005, 12:45 PM
What do you see as high?

Guthrie&Co
11-11-2005, 07:18 PM
Well I landed the job at 1600 even! i am thrilled with that.

muddstopper
11-12-2005, 10:10 PM
What do you see as high?

You are getting set on fire for fertilizer. Dont know about the rest. Blackcow seems a little high as well but they make several different products so I dont know which one you are buying. Are you buying pelletized or pulverized lime.

Guthrie&Co
11-13-2005, 11:45 AM
18.99 slow release per bag.
pelletized lime. each bag is 2.56

i might not go with that ratio for that fertilizer. it had far to much nitrogen for this time of year. so i might change that.

LonniesLawns
11-13-2005, 12:16 PM
also - I have never heard of professioanls using fertilizer spikes -- researchhas shown again and again that these are useless for plants.

nocutting
11-13-2005, 12:48 PM
ok here is the the run down on my cost

pallet of lime 181.30
fert 22-3-14 sr 4 bags 75.96
black kow 1 bag 4.99
morganite 1 bag 10.99
0-46-0 1 bag 7.75
fert spikes 40 40.60
crapes 12 144.00
mulch 6 yds 78.00
total my cost 543.59

i am spike fert 20 shrubs
planting 12 crapes with soil amendments
lime and fert 1 acre
mulch install 6 yds my retail cost for mulch is 40.00 and labor rate is 35.00


what should be the retail cost? tell me what u think
Remember you guys in the south seem to get alittle less,compared to to the rest of us.......If you bagged the job at $1600 and its only gonna take a long day or a short day and a 1/2 I'd be satisfied.......and skip those plant spikes, total waste of money and time, try usein a punch-bar and pourin in a mix of your Milorganite, 0-46-0, and black cow [ you only need about 4 oz's per hole].........Anyway it seems like your on the rite path, Good Luck:waving:

Guthrie&Co
11-14-2005, 01:00 AM
also - I have never heard of professioanls using fertilizer spikes -- researchhas shown again and again that these are useless for plants.
Not trying to be an ass here, but i am currently studing horticulture and i am just a few classes away from a degree. but everything we have done with fert spikes show to the good. but i am open to other studies. there is nothing like on the job tranning. so would you have any links i could read about fert spikes and shrubs and the negativity for them?

LonniesLawns
11-14-2005, 10:57 AM
Ferilizer spike are not good because as water dissolves them, they create a concentrated pool of fertilizer which can burn the roots adjacent to the spikes yet provide little or no benefit to other areas of the root system. Fertilizer only moves vertically -- not sideways. Since the main feeder mroots are in the top 6" of soil -- Most roots never see the fertilizer from the spikes and those that do get ti oo concentrated and are killed.

They are designed for homeowners -- not professioanals who get paid for doing what homeowners can't.