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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Keegan, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 605

    What are you charging per 1000sq'? I know it would be cheaper than ACT.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Mr. Nice

    Mr. Nice LawnSite Member
    from zone 7
    Posts: 155

    Are you using this "only" at time of app?

    Are you telling or billing your costumer this is a COMPOST TEA app?

    Not nit picking just wondering?
     
  3. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 605

    I'll just spray the tea at a time nothing else. Yes, I would tell the customer it is compost tea but not aact. not that they would no the difference
     
  4. Mr. Nice

    Mr. Nice LawnSite Member
    from zone 7
    Posts: 155

    Ok, good luck.

    I have no idea what one would charge for that service sorry..
    maybe time+ material kind of thing?
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    I think bill said it was like 60 cents per 1000 so add your markup and go
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,560

    1-2-3 Instant Compost Tea
    Cost $0.67 per 1000 square feet treated at list price
    I tell my clients it's a biologically active soil amendment.
     
  7. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    thanks barry {i was giveing it away again}
     
  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,560

    Those pennies will catch up to you. payup
     
  9. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 795

    Barry,

    This is a good name, rather than telling customers it is compost tea which actually should contain a much wider spectrum of bacteria/archaea as well as protozoa and possibly fungi.
     
  10. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,116

    It is actually registered as a fertilizer in most states so you can claim that it is an organic fertilizer treatment, some states make us file as a fertilizer for the #3 accelerator because we claim 2-0-2 NPK and as a soil amendment for #2 compost tea because of our non plant food statement (biology)
    So, WI for instance we have to pay for 2 licenses, fertilizer and soil amendment

    Pricing is what the market can bear, urban environments typically charge less than suburban, the closer you get to the center of a city, the prices are typically higher.

    Most folks I speak with have a minimum site visit charge, say $35.00. This will cover the trip there and the application for a certain amount of square footage. This varies too, some regions have much larger yards than other regions. They then charge an additional $7 to $10 per additional 1000 sq ft treated. If their minimum is 4000 sq ft and the site is 5000 sq ft, they are charged the minimum charge plus $7 or $10
     

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