Fert and squirt sub markup?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cpllawncare, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    How much should I be marking up my fert and squirt guy? does 10% sound too high?
     
  2. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Some of my landscapers don't mark it up at all others mark it up $10-$20 an app. Whatever you feel is comfortable. I normally give landscapers a better deal on properties since they produce more volume of accounts. That way they can do there markup and are still competitive.
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  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thx, does $6/sqft sound high?
     
  4. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    $7 to $7.50 per thousand is the going contractor rate around here.
     
  5. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes, Even with all disease and pest mgmt and fert included I am generally charged less than $13 per K. I charge the customer generally in the $16 per K range. Smaller lots are generally more profitable for me as the larger the lot the more of a discount in needed per K to be competitive , IE I can not charge $16 a K for 40K lot and neither can the sub as market will not allow it , however on smaller 2 and 3K lots my price per K and market min. for stop allow me more profit per K.
     
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    That seems cheap. Does that include everything? If so how are you/your contractor able to make money on residential lawns at that rate?
     
  7. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Depends on what going rate is, I'm not discussing price out in the open.
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