help with pricing please

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Brown's LC & L, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Brown's LC & L

    Brown's LC & L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I'm curious about how the rest of you guys charge for your apps? Do you do X amount per 1,000, or product and labor? I'm bidding some residential and commercial and could use your help with this one. Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. Brown's LC & L

    Brown's LC & L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    In the past I would jsut do it for the cost of the bag and $5 or so, but now business is growing and I need a more uniform way to price it. Most of the people are going to have at least four treatments, two with a pre-emergent. I'm also considering spraying this year for broadleaf, problem is, I'm gonna be using a 5 gallon back pack sprayer. Thanks again for your help.
     
  3. bj22

    bj22 LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Posts: 69

    Got to get at least double tha amount of a bag. Most my pricing now is triple a bag.
     
  4. bj22

    bj22 LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Posts: 69

    Now that being said , you could have a minimum purchase price which will expand your bottom line if you use less than a bag on small properties.
     
  5. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,084

    Let me get this right. If a bag cost 15.00 you would apply it for an additional 5.00 for a total of 20.00.??? If that is so you are insane. Your minimum should be 60.00 for 1 bag.
     
  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    Not around here. You would not have one property to fert if your pricing was this high.
     
  7. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    What do you pay each year for your pesticide applicator's insurance. Surely making $5 per lawn can't cover it.
     
  8. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
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    $5.........That's crazy. I get around $7-$10 per thousand. My min is $50 so if you only have 4,000 sq ft ............oh well, gonna cost you $50.
     
  9. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    Wow, maybe I need to start a fert and squirt company in another region.

    Around here we are lucky to get much more than $125/app for an acre lot these days. It's rediculous.
     
  10. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603


    All my yards are less than 10,000. and I get between $50-$85 for most applications. More money in smaller yards.
     

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