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how much do you charge for fertilizing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jason1978, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. jason1978

    jason1978 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    For a small yard lets say 10k square feet how much do y'all charge to do a fertilizing application?
     
  2. Mile High

    Mile High LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Consider your time driving out there, your expertise, the truck insurance, gas, ect. It costs us $30 just to stop a truck at someone's house. Then we do the work. We'd charge the $30 plus the cost of materials and our man hour goal of $80 per man hour. So if you are on the lawn for 30 minutes, we'd recommend $30 (trip) plus $40 (labor), plus the cost of the fertilizer(probably about $10). This may sound high if you are just starting out and trying to get some customers. When we first starte our overhead was lower, and yours may be too. Maybe you can stop a truck for $12, or maybe it's a property that is right next to another one you are doing. Here's what we did. We called all or our competitors and asked them to come and quote my lawn (and a few other selected lawns that we arrange with our clients).
     
  3. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    There is a treasure trove of info on this subject in the archives.Do a search and you will get a lot of suggestions...please?
     
  4. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Posts: 1,444

    $37.50 for the first 5,000 an additional $3.00 per 1,000 after that. That price would be for a basic app. Fert & Herbie. Insecticides and fungicides are priced on a different scale
     

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