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Old 04-10-2014, 10:19 PM
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38,000 sq ft property

i have to give a price to a customer of mine for fertilizing. there is 38,000 sq ft of grass to fertilize. i use a 5 step program granular program. i came up with an estimate of $635.40 does this seem right. my formula was simple just took my the material price and times it by 2. Is this the right right way to price any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:25 AM
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i have to give a price to a customer of mine for fertilizing. there is 38,000 sq ft of grass to fertilize. i use a 5 step program granular program. i came up with an estimate of $635.40 does this seem right. my formula was simple just took my the material price and times it by 2. Is this the right right way to price any help would be greatly appreciated
5 apps = $1075.00 for me. Add Grub close to $1400.00.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:11 PM
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My yard is 45,000 and true green quoted me about 700. I do it myself using Lesco products for half of that. Sounds about right.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:30 PM
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I suggest add cost of product, cost of labor (including tax and benefits), cost per hour for fuel, truck and equipment( so you can buy new in 3 years), plus your overhead charge, plus a profit that rewards you for the risk of being in business.

To find your overhead charge divide your overhead by the number of applications you did last year.

For example if your overhead expense was $1,000, and you did 500 applications--you have to charge everyone 2 dollars per ap for overhead.
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I shoot for about $200/ac treated. So that lawn would be about $180 or so per app.
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