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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Side Lawn Care, Nov 6, 2006.
how much do you charge per sq ft for grub control
I'd ask again in about 6 months.
It's that time of year so I'll play Devil's advocate here.
For large turf areas some of the "Big Boxes" were bidding Merit at 20% LESS than their Agency COST of Merit here last year. Idiots. All they did was scout the turf & treat the hot spots with Dylox even when the bids clearly stated the buyer was expecting a blanket application of Merit.
How big are the lawns you're targeting?
they are any where from 1/4 to 5 acres
As a guideline I go by 2 1/2 times regular application price, this may vary some but for me it is a good guide.
My previous post wasn't that informative. I price mine like "LawnDawg65" for existing customers, 2.5 times regular application price, but also get 10% OFF. I have charged new customers 3 times a normal appication, but generally the 2-2.5 times is a good place to start.
You gotta love all the scientific answers here. Where did that formula come from? In my area, preventive apps average $9-10 per thousand square feet.
2 and a half times so how many jobs r u getting at that price? i know the stuff cost some bucks
Let me be more specific since doing the math of round price x 2-2.5 is apparently not "scientific."
I fell that measuring with a wheel and getting an exact square footage is as old school as you can get. In fact if you have access to tax records easily, like I do, you don't even have to see the lawn to give a rough price. You tell the customer if your wrong you'll honor it for the 1st application and adjust for later ones. I have only had to do that once. If your still measureing that way your loosing too much money doing estimates.
So for this sake i will use a 1/2 acre price(this averages to 9-12K sqft of turf) of $59.00 per regular application. So...59 x 2.5 = 147.50 or $145.00
It's specific enough for me, the few lawns i'm loosing on I'll make up on the lawns I'm making out on.
What are your rates like? I'm closer to 2-2.5 as well