Fertilizer Program Info

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfbug, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. turfbug

    turfbug LawnSite Member
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    Gentlemen I appreciate any feedback you can give me on setting the pricing on a fertilizer and weed control program. There is no one to compare to in my area because this service is not offered on a professional level and I want to make sure the pricing is fair in relation to the industry and customer.

    An example of my pricing is:
    $65 per app for 5000 sq. ft.
    $100 per app for 10,000 sq. ft.
    $150 per app for 20,000 sq. ft.
    $200 per app for 30,000 sq. ft.

    Program will consist of four total applications with three granular fertilizer applications and one spray application per year. Weed control and insect control will also be conducted on each visit as needed.

    thanks
     
  2. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    where do you live, 123 main st dark side of the moon??
     
  3. turfbug

    turfbug LawnSite Member
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    More specifically there is not a company that specializes in fertilization and weed control in this area. There are a handful of landscape and lawn mowing services, but to my knowledge they do not perform fertilizing and weed control at least not advertised.
     
  4. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sounds like what you an Ric get for doing lawns down there in snowbirdsville!:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just curious...how did you determine your pricing structure?
     
  6. turfbug

    turfbug LawnSite Member
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    Cost of materials, plus markup, and estimated labor.
     
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I am unable to send you a private message because you haven't posted enough times in the forums. I, like many will not discuss pricing in the open forums because of privacy issues but I will say your prices seem to be high. There are many variables that determine your price of course. Cost of materials, efficiency of equipment used to apply them and overhead, just to name a few. Your direct competition and operating area are some others. Once you have 20 posts(I think), I would be glad to share with you a good starting point via pm
     
  8. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Talked to Ric yesterday, more like snowville this week, 29 this morning and a hard frost on everything:cry:
     
  9. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    he says there is none. And his prices seem high but it includes insect and weed control so does that mean ALL insects and ALL weeds including grassy and sedge weeds?
     
  10. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    $100 for a 10,000 s/f lawn? What planet? :laugh::laugh:
     

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