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Old 09-13-2012, 07:49 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
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Are you buying a large bag of fert from home depot for $45?

Do you buy from a mom and pop garden center and you get that bag at a 10% discount?

Do you buy from a commercial/wholesale dealer for $25?

Paying retail can't markup unless you charge too little for your labor.

How can you mark up more then the 10% discount you get from the garden center? Can't.

I buy from wholesaler, I charge fert cost plus $10 to cover time to get the material. Then my labor has always been the same rate as mowing. Yes that means the $45 box store bag I charge my customers $35 + my labor. Never give fert and labor pricing. Give on inclusive price. They don't need to know how much labor vs material.

My prices for fert are competitive.

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