Fertilizer Application Pricing

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Husky, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. Husky

    Husky LawnSite Member
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    I sold a lady a 5 application fertilizer program for 50$ a shot! 250.00$ for the year. Lawn is 7513 sqft!!! Am I in line with you guys? People from my area would be appreciated, but I'd like to here everybodies pricing!! Thanks
     
  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    your close not bad i would have got 70 bucks a pop .i have some small yards that i charge 35 a pop an it averages out about 10 bucks a 1000 sq. foot .
     
  3. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's exactly what I came up with when I ran the sq ft through my formula. $50 per app. I would have offered a 5% discount if they pre-pay the whole season = $237.50 That doesn't include grub control for me.

    The formula I use Is:
    (1000 sqft X $4) + $20 = $ per app.
    This is the high side. low side is
    (100 sqft X $3.50) = $10 = $ per app for large properties with little or no weeds.

    I'm Useing mostly Lesco products.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    PaulJ, yeah i found out if ya stay around 10 bucks per thousand it includes the product. an besides i try to keep a minimum price(20) for small postage stamp property .
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nobody in their right mind is going to pay $230.00 per ap for a standard subdivision 1/2 acre lot unless the material is gold. Around here, a 1/2 acre lot goes for around $55.00.
     
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Read again runner

    That's $230 for FIVE applicatoins With weed control.

    Sorry for the confusion.;)
     
  7. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    1/2 acre =23000 x .01 =$230 same here you would go hungry! My front yard alone is 10000 we charge 3-4 /thousand 2.5 for the acre ^ yards. Location,Location,Location.

    Mark
     
  8. Old Guy

    Old Guy LawnSite Member
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    1grnlwn:

    I don't quite understand what you mean by "we charge
    3-4/thousand 2.5 for the acre ^ yards." Could you please say that so this old guy can understand. Not trying to be funny, just don;t understand what you mean.
     
  9. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I dont want to put my words in someone elses mouth. But, He meant he charges $3 to $4 per 1000sq ft of property. $2.50 per 1000sqft on over an acre.

    For the sq footage you listed I would be at $40 per application. 5 step program for $200. I guess I am low, but thats what I would charge.
     
  10. Old Guy

    Old Guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Aha! Now I understand and now it makes sense. Thanks much.
     

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