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Old 02-20-2013, 06:54 PM
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Larger size lawn prices (how to price)

Okay so I got a 10 per 1000 sq ft price for lawns in hoa s etc. but how do you price larger ones?

I got 2 to do at 50 and 55k. What sort of discounts do you give. How do you calculate it for those bigger ones.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:55 PM
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I don't know what your market will bear, but maybe a reduced rate/1000 at some point, say over 10,000.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:57 AM
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I only give breaks for multi acre lawns that are open fields. Otherwise, things are the same be it 2-50,000. Sure, you windshield time might be cut down a little, however you materials and overhead stays the same. I also keep in mind that in something like an HOA it is just like having to go from house to house and doing one lawn at a time. Not like you can just drive past it on the road and apply from a cannon.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:12 AM
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I only give breaks for multi acre lawns that are open fields. Otherwise, things are the same be it 2-50,000. Sure, you windshield time might be cut down a little, however you materials and overhead stays the same. I also keep in mind that in something like an HOA it is just like having to go from house to house and doing one lawn at a time. Not like you can just drive past it on the road and apply from a cannon.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:25 AM
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Just remembering the 11/2 acre lawn I was fixing last year. No way to drive the truck over it. Had to unroll 300 ft of hose, and move the truck at least 8 times. Good thing it was cold and windy most of last year. Seemed like it was below 80 all year.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:07 PM
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Greendoctor is right. You save a few dollars by not driving to different sites. Otherwise each sq foot costs the same in fert and herbicide cost. Same labor per thousand sqft--say you cover 1000 sqft per minute. That is 60,000 sqft per hour. Refilling the spreader 6 times of course. You have a slight savings in billing costs and stamps. But there is always a risk of profit-killing callbacks, and risk of slow or not pay.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:38 PM
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That is why there is no special discount. Risk of callbacks. Callbacks are avoided by putting down full rates of products. It is one thing to go a little light on 2,000 sq ft. Not much lost if things do not work out the first time. It is another matter when talking about 20,000 or multi acre jobs. I price high enough to even cover myself in case of a callback. "there's a strip or patch of weeds not dead yet".
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