Could use some help on biddin for fert.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by IRISH, Sep 7, 2000.

  1. IRISH

    IRISH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Could anyone fill me in on some prices for spreaddin fertilizer??

    Thanks for all the help this site kicks A**

    Irish
     
  2. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 980

    Dito on the site kick butt and dito on needin help on fert prices. I was just bidding 30$ I mostly have residentials but am gonna be in trouble if i bid 30$ for my two acre field. hehe

    Acute Cut
     
  3. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    247 replies if you use search and type fertilizer.
     
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    $25.00 + $3.00/1000 sq. ft.

    So:

    5,000 sq. ft. lawn would be $25.00 + $15.00 = $40.00

    10,000 sq. ft. lawn would be $25.00 + $30.00 = $55.00

    etc.
     
  5. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    I do similar to Lazer, but I have a lower per 1000 charge. I figure my material cost per thousand for each app, then average it over the # of apps.

    I take that average #, and mark it up 15% for my handeling of the material.

    I measure the turf area, and mutiply it by the square foot material price. I then add my labor charge, a minimum of $25, ranging to a high of $45 for a large residential.

    I do it this way because if the lawn has hills, lots of obstacles, requires prior notification... I can add it into the labor price.

    Two lawns can be the same square footage, but take different times to complete.

    I just give the customer the bottom line.
     

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