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Old 02-16-2013, 09:58 PM
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What do you charge for a Pre-m Application.

I generally charge about $40 for a 12k sqft yard. So that's about $23 profit on my end.
Sometimes it tough to sell customers that the February is on of the most important treatments. They generally see the need in June when their lawn is 70% crabgrass.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:35 PM
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That seems very low. I would be around 55-75 and i don't think you are looking at all of your costs when saying you profit 27. Drive time, fuel, wear and tear, ect.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:53 PM
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I don't see how you can make money at 40 for 12k. I don't have any that big but I have 6k sq ft lawns I get about 40 - 45 per treatment. but I guess you mean for just pre m? Nothing else?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:09 PM
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I don't see how you can make money at 40 for 12k. I don't have any that big but I have 6k sq ft lawns I get about 40 - 45 per treatment. but I guess you mean for just pre m? Nothing else?
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All of my of my yards are larger than 18k sq/ft. I wish I had some small yards
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:50 PM
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$23 is your margin--not your profit. About right for a retail store. If...you drive out to the site, you have to charge at least 30 cents a mile as vehicle, insurance, depreciation and gas expense, you have to charge for your drive time (unskilled labor at $10 per hour), if you actually apply the pre-em; you have to be licensed--then you are skilled labor at, at least $20 per hour. If you have a garage, computer, need stamps, phone or legally required liability insurance...then you have overhead and each application must be charged for an equal share of that overhead expense.
A big company around here charged $22 base fee and 6 dollars per thousand, 2 years ago.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:35 AM
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Nothing less than 60. Ever.

12k here will get around 60-70 depending on distance, difficulty, etc.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:48 AM
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$23 is your margin--not your profit. About right for a retail store. If...you drive out to the site, you have to charge at least 30 cents a mile as vehicle, insurance, depreciation and gas expense, you have to charge for your drive time (unskilled labor at $10 per hour), if you actually apply the pre-em; you have to be licensed--then you are skilled labor at, at least $20 per hour. If you have a garage, computer, need stamps, phone or legally required liability insurance...then you have overhead and each application must be charged for an equal share of that overhead expense.
A big company around here charged $22 base fee and 6 dollars per thousand, 2 years ago.
That sounds about right to me. But the price per 1000 can go down some on larger yards.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:20 AM
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yea im about 70 bucks for that app and don't have a problem getting that. its a fair price, your way to low.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:22 AM
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You guy are really making me rethink this. Luckily about 50% of my yards that I do are in my subdivision...so travel is minimal. I will be upping my price for next year for sure.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:11 AM
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I love my area. Still working on growing our client list but around $7-9 /k.
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