application p/sq.foot

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by skrats, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. skrats

    skrats LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    i thought that i could get this info by searching this forum but i didnt find what i need.
    a- is all fertilizer and pesticide application the same price or is there always a diferent charge depending on the product

    b- is there a good way to figure a going rate for the square foot of application or is it the same profit as cutting grass

    im in need of knowledge :eek: all advice is appreciated
     
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    Go see lesco and they will get you a sample program and how much the program will cost per 1000 sq ft (K). For the cost/K, you can then add in your overhead and desired profit and then bid based on what you come to as a final cost. Yes, the prices do vary by what you put down.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    For instance, my rd.2 and rd. 5 are my two liquid aps., and they are quite a bit more costly for me to put down due to the fact that I have iron and sulpher mixed in. I about break even on these after everything is paid. The other four are rounds are the more profitable ones. That's why if I happen to get a few people that "just want their weeds sprayed" in the spring, I generally don't do them, or if I do, they are just a straight herbicide. No pricey stuff for a non-regular customer.
     

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