how to charge for weed control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jhailey1, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. jhailey1

    jhailey1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    If anyone has a formula on how to charge for weed control, I would like for you to share it with me. I have been in lawn maintenance for many years but always subbed out the weed control/feritilization. I want to venture into this myself but am unsure of what to charge per 1000 sq ft. Any advise would be appreciated.
  2. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    oh yea this will go well...:rolleyes:
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,584

    C(s) + O2(g) -> CO2(g)=$
    N2(g) + 3H2(g) -> 2NH3(g)=$$
    CaO(s) + H2O(l) -> Ca(OH)2(s)=$$$!

    Sorry I just couldn't help it. :waving:
  4. jhailey1

    jhailey1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Ha ha ha ha, lol lol lol lol, thanks.....
  5. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    You charge as much as you can get. Just like any other service. You find where the market is at.
  6. Pythium

    Pythium LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 166

    Fixed costs X (variable costsx(sqft))=$price$
  7. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,940

    I just charge per weed. Baker's Dozen on Tuesdays before noon. Customer flags the ones they want gone, I spray 'em next day. Count the flags when I pick them up.
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Well , you said that in the past, you always subbed this out. Then shouldn't you already know at least what your sub charged per 1000sq?
  9. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    I charge O.T.A. , simple formula that has always worked for me.
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,899

    hailey what are your input costs and what do you want to make for your service/hr?
    Add it up and go with it. Make sure your charge is in line with what you find in the area which you operate - ok to be a bit high but DON'T be low.

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