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Old 02-23-2014, 11:33 PM
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7 Step Fertilizer program price

I was wondering if I did a 7 step program for my customers, how much should I charge for a 10,00 square foot yard?
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:38 AM
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$475.00 is a ball park figure . That's if I service the property also. No special trips. What kind of grass?
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:34 AM
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Thank you. Most of the grass is rye grass.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:55 PM
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Just be prepared if Rue Green or some low-baller decides to offer a lower price. Be sure to convince the customer that you offer better quality.
And be sure you DELIVER better quality one you begin--and every single time thereafter. The job isn't done until its perfect.
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Rye grass may be a little cheaper price than the 475.00.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:27 PM
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What about a four step program, how much should I charge for that? And which one is easier to sell to a client?
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:47 PM
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Hahaha how could you ask us how much you should charge. How do we know what your overhead is. Are you asking us what the going rate is? Because the going rate will have you going out of business!! You can never charge what a company that buys 12 pallets at a time does. Better go back and do some homework
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He is asking for help. That's nothing to laugh at or talk down to. Jlutzel, the way I'm giving you a price is this. A typical bag of grass fertilizer on average covers around 10k sqft. You should be able to get it for around 28 to 40 dollars. If you are servicing the lawn, and not making a special trip you have avg 30 dollars in fertilzer at cost. You should be able to spread it in about 15 min. I would just charge them 35 for spreading/ knowledge. So your looking at 65/app. X4 =260.00. Price accordingly to cost. When dealing with MOST materials I have found that doubling price of cost puts you in the ballpark.
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He is asking for help. That's nothing to laugh at or talk down to. Jlutzel, the way I'm giving you a price is this. A typical bag of grass fertilizer on average covers around 10k sqft. You should be able to get it for around 28 to 40 dollars. If you are servicing the lawn, and not making a special trip you have avg 30 dollars in fertilzer at cost. You should be able to spread it in about 15 min. I would just charge them 35 for spreading/ knowledge. So your looking at 65/app. X4 =260.00. Price accordingly to cost. When dealing with MOST materials I have found that doubling price of cost puts you in the ballpark.

No one is talking him down. But your not giving him the right advice. First how can you say to charge them 35 for spreading it. What is his man hr rating. Second you say it will take him 15 min. Is he pushing it or riding it? Does it have hills and a long sidewalk all the way around it seems fast to me with treating the weeds and blowing the hard surface correctly
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:40 AM
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Thanks guys for the advice. I will be using a walk behind spreader from Lesco. I was just asking for a ball park rough estimate of what I should charge. Last year I didn't make much money with fertilization so this year I am trying to pick up some more business doing it. If I get enough customers I will do special trips for fertilizing, if not I will spread it when I mow the lawns. Im just gonna have to sit down, crunch some numbers and figure out how long it will take me to fertilize each lawn, how much the fertilizer will cost me, and how much I want to make.
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