Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-03-2004, 02:27 PM
AuburnGuy AuburnGuy is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 279
Sub out Fertilization

I currently don't fertilize, but want to offer it to new and old customers. I was recommended a guy by my accoutant. He fertilizes, but he also does maintenance. I'm supposed to meet with him next week to discuss. We will sign a no compete contract if we work together. Have any of you guys run into problems doing this or should i try to find someone who just does fert.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-03-2004, 03:12 PM
Lawn-Scapes's Avatar
Lawn-Scapes Lawn-Scapes is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,813
IMHO.. find someone who just does fert. Better yet find someone who will do just the pest apps. and do the fert yourself.
__________________
Tom

establishing roots in the community... www.mdlawns.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-03-2004, 06:01 PM
cush's Avatar
cush cush is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: boise idaho
Posts: 352
Ditto that. Not only will he not compete for your maintenance customers he will send you business as well.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2004, 06:05 PM
JKOOPERS's Avatar
JKOOPERS JKOOPERS is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: O'Fallon, Mo.
Posts: 1,259
you can apply fert amd lime without a lics. but pesticides you will need to find someone
__________________
Turf Equipment Salesman at Heavy Duty Equipment
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-03-2004, 06:05 PM
Flipperneck Flipperneck is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: New Brighton, MN
Posts: 164
Just work something out with a fert only guy if you know a decent one and refer eachother. My old boss had 3 guys he would refer he picked up about 10 way over priced accounts out of about 30 estimates they refered in one year.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-03-2004, 06:53 PM
TreffertLawnWrx's Avatar
TreffertLawnWrx TreffertLawnWrx is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Twin Citites, Minnesota
Posts: 277
i do this with a local fertilizer only guy. Very nice man. I new him for 1 week and had already referred me a $600.00 clean-up job! easier for me to concentrate on other parts ofthe business without worrying about licenses, over spraying, having all the equptment, and product.
__________________
Scott..........
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-03-2004, 07:28 PM
cowcutter cowcutter is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ky
Posts: 13
I use L.D. good co. good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-03-2004, 09:33 PM
lawnman_scott lawnman_scott is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: st pete, FL
Posts: 7,549
Quote:
Originally posted by TreffertLawnWrx
i do this with a local fertilizer only guy. Very nice man. I new him for 1 week and had already referred me a $600.00 clean-up job! easier for me to concentrate on other parts ofthe business without worrying about licenses, over spraying, having all the equptment, and product.
Thats the way I do it, and it works out best. That way theres no competition, And if theres a problem, cut it too short, or too long, ect you can handel it with him not the customer.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-03-2004, 10:37 PM
dreisman's Avatar
dreisman dreisman is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mechanicsburg, Pa
Posts: 23
I also deal with a fert specialist only. I refer to him and he referrs to me..Works great
__________________
David L. Reisman Lawn Service, Inc
DBA A & D Reisman Lawn Service, Inc

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-04-2004, 12:03 AM
Lbilawncare's Avatar
Lbilawncare Lbilawncare is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,100
I wouldn't do it, wait until you are prepared to do it yourself. We referred our customers to a friend and after a few years he began to cheapen his quality. Our customers got ticked off at US for referring him and requested that we do the work ourselves. We are no longer good friends because OUR customers came back to us on their own and he thinks we stole his business.
__________________
Just cutting the grass just doesn't cut it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:41 PM.

Page generated in 0.10674 seconds with 7 queries