8 acre pricing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfmanagementspecialty, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. turfmanagementspecialty

    turfmanagementspecialty LawnSite Member
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    Wondering what guys are charging for an 8 acre commercial fert and squirt. Pretty wide open, fairly easy spray. Minnesota. Just curious to see where I stand on price. It's been sprayed in past and its irrigated
     
  2. jose85

    jose85 LawnSite Member
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    ummm i'm about to spray umm i want to say round 10 acres but an HOA and a park for 1375 each time
     
  3. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
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    Weed control and fert or weed control only?

    Is the lawn in good shape? How many apps?

    On a larger prop like this I am usually between $115-120 if it is wide open. If there is a lot of blacktop to blow off or a lot of crap to go around I will be between $120-125.
     
  4. turfmanagementspecialty

    turfmanagementspecialty LawnSite Member
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    fert and weed control. Fairly wide open. I'm thinking around 120 an acre. 4 apps/year
     
  5. jose85

    jose85 LawnSite Member
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    thats what i'm doing they wanted 4 apps so two weed controls and 2 ferts
     
  6. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
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    Every area is different...but that is probably about where I would be!

    If area is competitive...you could even go down a little.

    There are a lot of advantages of larger commercial props in my mind.
    -Less travel
    -More income/hour
    -Less people to work for/$
    -Good advertisement (usually)
    -Good weekend work
     
  7. turfmanagementspecialty

    turfmanagementspecialty LawnSite Member
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    I went and measured this morning. Good thing too, it snowed about 6 inches today!! Never had anything this big, so just didn't want to shoot myself in the foot and underbid or overbid cuz I'm doing it for a lawnmowing co. and I would hate to be way too high and not have them get the year round maintenance cuz of my bid. Can't work for free either!!
     
  8. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just bid a 10 acre property for 4 fert apps & 1 broadleaf app for $6200/year. Lost the bid by 2 grand. They required 1 lb N w/ 50-75% slow release & 1 lb K each regular fert app so that added to the cost.
     
  9. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    All I have to say is............ WOW...........
     
  10. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
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    That is pretty darn low there! The lowest I have ever gone was $112...but that was on an 18 acre property and I think it had like 8 trees on it.

    Probably some of the best money I ever made that quick.

    People bash commercial props...but us little guys can make a ton of money.

    Pull in with 200 gallon of water and couple pallets of fert and you are good to go for the day!!!!

    I wish I had about 25 more properties just like it.
     

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