How many apps per year?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jajwrigh, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
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    How many apps per year are you guys doing?
     
  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
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    what kind of apps?
     
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
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    What kind do you think? How about the collective total that would include fert and weed control. If you do a grub control, fine....say that too.
     
  4. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
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    then the answer is 6
     
  5. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    4, Pre, 2 weed + fert, 1 fert, standard program.

    That's what's included in my yearly price.

    If there's any other situation during the year, those are extra, but since I only do commercial, and unless there's a big mole problem, it's 95% of the time just the 4.
     
  6. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
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    For my business next year I think 5 or 6 is going to be the plan...
     
  7. lawnguy26

    lawnguy26 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
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    Six. The company I'm currently with does four and everybody (not really but seems like it) calls three to four weeks before their next service is do for color or weeds.
     
  8. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
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    We do five.

    Anyone up here (MN) doing 6 or 7? And how are sales?
     
  9. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thirty six, practicing to be a chemlawn dealer, 2 fert/weed and 34 water :D








    Actually 4 applications
     
  10. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    2 man -

    I have one yard that I mow for a guy, a residential, and Chem-Lawn does a 7 app treatment for him.

    The other 3 yards that I've got that Chem-Lawn treats, those are only 4 apps.

    I look at the short(er) growing season here in MN, and anything more than 5, you're probably putting down at 1/2 rate or so, and mostly wasting time.

    I suppose though, if you could get a full rate fee, or just slightly less and put down 1/2 fertilizer, you're that much more ahead.
     

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