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Old 04-11-2008, 11:00 AM
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No.... no..... I am was trying to create a real world example using the formula from casualitist (above post). None of the lawns around here are under 30,000 sq ft. Just seeing if what he said was correct. If so then it would mean roughly $5.75 per square foot. The larger the yard the less per square foot. That already includes your profit insurance equipment replacement and everything. But that seems unreasonable.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:04 AM
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Sorry , I understand now
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JShe8918 View Post
So according to the above post does this sound accurate or am i too high... A lawn that is 13,000 sq ft the bag cost you 30. Then apply your labor, 25. 1.25 for gas. 3 for insurance, and 2 for equipment replacement. Total $64.25 Then a company profit of 35%. $86.75 Would be the price. I feel that is high. Shouldn't i be more like 65 dollars or so?.... Thanks
around here 13 M2 goes for $58.75 - $77.40 depending on the company.
ive looked at 3 big companies price sheets, for some they profit the same for a 10k or a 30k , they just tack on materials.

other says $40 for fert and spray for anything under 10M (cheap!)

the 3rd (2 million revenue/yr) charge $14/M UP TO 2.5M, $9/M UP TO 5M, $6.50/M UP TO 10M , $4.68/M up to 20M

$30/bag is a crapload. you can get really good 50% scu high iron fert for alot less
yes, licensed

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mngrassguy View Post
Do you need a license in Pa to apply fert?
You need a license to apply fert that contains pesticides in it, in every state in the U.S. He specified a 4 step program from agway, which contains pesticides in 3 of the 4 steps.
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