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Premo Services
06-19-2003, 09:29 PM
For those of you that put osmocote or some other slow release fert in landscape plantings.
How do you charge for this service??
You don't need much so I am trying to figure how to price this stuff.


Thanks for replies in advance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D

Enviro Green
06-19-2003, 09:33 PM
$30.00 per hour, or more, depending on the slope and proximity of plants. I did two and a half hours today for 100.00

Minimal investment in product, but great results.

EG

LAWNGODFATHER
06-19-2003, 09:36 PM
I can hook you up with tripple 14 for about $20 50#bag 100% slow, equil to osmicote.

Charge by the plant in most cases. Though 1 plant may take much more than another, make sure you adjust for it.

I would use that to figure your application price for the job to give say a 4 visit program set price for each visit.

Premo Services
06-19-2003, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by LAWNGODFATHER
I can hook you up with tripple 14 for about $20 50#bag 100% slow, equil to osmicote.



Sounds good Mike!!!! :D

Where is this stuff at???

xpnd
06-21-2003, 08:14 AM
I use Arbor Green. The N is 100% slow release. Feeds for twelve months. Minimum charge $150.00 for "spiking" 4 specimen plants. For normal landscape plantings I simply run the spreader up against the edge of the bed and overspray when I fert the turf and don't charge the customer. Sometimes giving something away (which I rarely do and never recommend doing) gives exponential returns

rkk95
06-23-2003, 07:12 PM
when you overspray the beds while ferting the turf, don't you worry about burning junipers when it sticks on them?

azturfpro
06-23-2003, 07:23 PM
$45.00 a hour , materials x 175% . I can fert a lot in one hour . That is for pellets . For liquid I go $20 -30 per tree depending on whats in the tank .

xpnd
06-23-2003, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by rkk95
when you overspray the beds while ferting the turf, don't you worry about burning junipers when it sticks on them?

I'm in TX. Either the bag worms or the high humidity gets to them during the fiorst three months after planting. Junipers are not adapted to our climate. Every once in a while you will see the Italian Cypress but they will die out in a couple of years. Usually only one of a matching pair.