How do I charge for thatch, seed and fertilzer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by RJHLandscaping, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. RJHLandscaping

    RJHLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have alot of people interested in these services. I am just not sure how to charge. I will rent a machine and buy the materials. Obvoiously I need to cover the rental but what is a fair per sqare price? Potomac, Maryland
     
  2. RJHLandscaping

    RJHLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Where's my boy LAWNZZZ? I need help. people waiting
     
  3. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    material costs + $pmh= Total cost
     
  4. nickslawn

    nickslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    material cost + rental cost + hourly rate. thats the only fair way. You don't want to cheat them and especially not yourself.
     
  5. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    yea I just grouped rental cost w/ material cost
     
  6. RJHLandscaping

    RJHLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Thanks guys I appreciate how you veterens look out for the new guys on this site. You all are one of my most valueable assets.
     
  7. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    per man hour + materials
     
  8. allgreen lawn

    allgreen lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    call a couple local companies without advertising who you are and drill the sales rep for diff. prices, try the local trugreen or scotts if any in your area, if you are looking to stay competitive. hope this helps
     
  9. CDJLANDSCAPING

    CDJLANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    How about 3 times the amount of Fert?
     
  10. RJHLandscaping

    RJHLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    hoping for something more sientific
     

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