being able to fert..good or bad

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jds720, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    So were i live its SUPER easy to be able to fert. Im just wondering if its worth it? or just a BIG headache.
     
  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    need to be licensed and can't apply any during rainy season here, june thru november, at least in sarasota/charlotte counties.
     
  3. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    What makes it super easy to be able to fert?

    Is it to be because its easy to get customers, or it is to be easy to skit the law?
     
  4. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    sarasota fl is a 8 hour class to get licensed
     
  5. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
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    this season. It is soooooo easy.....and easy money. Now my season isn't 6 months long....I'll be able to earn money 8 months out of the year now. Do it. Before long you have so many 1/4 and 1/3 bags of supply left over....you end up getting 4 or 5 jobs done with out any material cost to you. PROFIT!!! :usflag: I just started by using the spreader guide on the fert/seed/lime and have never burned a yard or anything....nothing but compliments.

    Peace
     
  6. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks! any books that are a great starting point when it comes to fert? Class and all i really wanna know my stuff. I have really high end homes, and the would kill me for killing theyre grass!!
     
  7. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice accounting theory. It seems like that's what's happening and that how people get lured into low balling but costs tacitly average out over all of your jobs. Profit isn't determined until you close the books on a given accounting period.
     
  8. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im anti-low balling. unless you piss me off! And were I work low-balling doesnt always work! My customer service held off a low baller last week!!
     
  9. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
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    For up to 1/4 acre $200 bucks. Going price around here is 200 - 300. We tell the customer that depending what their yard looks like, that they'll get about 1/2 - 2/3 bag of seed w/ fert and lime. We got an automatic soil tester....we give them that for free....but then we save on fert and lime (or at least put the appropriate amount down). People don't mind or ask about how much seed when we give them the soil test free....most others charge.....but we throw it in to get a good name out there.

    So my partner gets a 1/3 of the job, the business gets 1/3, and I the owner/operator gets 1/3. My guy is happy because he cut the yard (paid by yard) and made about 65 bucks in another hour treating the lawn.

    THEN...w/ the leftover supply.....the business gets 65 bucks to go in the bank (except for gas and wear and tear costs).

    I could do it and make more....but I run this part time and just run the business. I try not to cut or anything anymore.....but I did get out there and do some lawn treatments (I bought/own the equipment I had to use it). :laugh:

    My partner/friend loves it because he was a $12 an hour landscaper who's now bringing in more every week then he was every 2 weeks working for someone in the same or less hours.

    Anyhow....bottom line...lawn treatments are easy money.

    Peace
     
  10. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is this thread a prank?
     

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