Fertilizer Applications

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by alpine692003, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    How much do you guys charge to apply fertilizers on lawns?

    ie) 29-3-4 ??

    I've never done a fertilizer app, and I'm just curious?

    How many times do you guys do it in 1 year?

    When do you do it? when it's rainy, cloudy?

    After fert app, do you maintain a weekly cut?

    Thanks..
     
  2. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    I usually take the numbers ( 29-3-4 ) and add them together, then take that number ( 46 ) and divide by 6 ( 7.6 ) then times that number by the sq ft example 12k 7.6 x 12 = $91.00
     
  3. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

    hey James, you been overcharging your accounts. you see when you add 29-3-4 it comes to 36....not 46 :)

    we use a simular process to come up with our rates, but we only use fert analysis of 34-5-12 because when you add those numbers it comes to 51 :)


    Now Alpine...in case you aint figured it out yet...we're just pullin your leg.
    been many many many post on what to charge for a fertilizer application....you might want to do a search...or instead of wasting time searching this site for the answer, sit down with your calculator and figure out ALL YOUR COST involved in doing business, then figure out what you NEED to earn, then figure out what you'd LIKE to earn, blah blah blah

    you got to know your cost of being in business
     
  4. I liked james method, especially using his math!!!!!1
     
  5. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    :eek:

    boy, now i know why i cant live without a calculator
     
  6. hoagie

    hoagie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    Those 0-0-7 pest apps must be rough... :D
     
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    bastards :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  8. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Sorry Alpine, Here Ill try to help for real

    Rd 1 for me is Fert & dimension & confront


    12,000 sqft lawn is $99.00

    5 app program for that lawn is $495.00 ( I checked my math )

    Grub, lime, aeration, overseeding, mosquito, tick controls are all extra services I offer at different rates.
     
  9. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I charge .004 / sq ft / chem or fert.

    Meaning if I fertilize and spray momentum, it's .008 / sq. ft.

    If I just fertilize, it's .004 / sq ft.

    If I did James' first round, it'd be .012 / sq ft, or 12,000 sq ft would be $144.
     
  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    Alpine

    Be sure to convert to Canada curency. That means you should charge $ 4093.00 per apply to be equal to $ 99.00 American.
     

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