My first large job

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PGA, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Can I get some help on pricing from you guys please?


    Im putting together an estimate for a church. I measured it out today at 30,000 Sq Ft roughly.


    All the houses I do are 5-10,000 sq ft so Im a little confused on how to price this. My normal scale is $35 min up to 5,000 sq feet and then $5.00 per thousand after that. For example a 10,000 sq foot yard would be $60.00 per app.

    From others I have talked to here they have some sort of sliding scale so as the square footage increase the prices per 1000 sq ft go down.

    I have never priced anything this big but heres what I have come up with so far. Let me know what you think please.




    5-10,000 Sq ft = $5.00 per thousand

    10-20,000 Sq ft = $4.00 per thousand

    20-30,000 Sq ft = $3.00 per thousand

    30+ = $2.00 per thousand


    With those figures and starting out with my minimum of $35.00 I have come up with $130.00 per application.


    Here are my prices for product


    Dimension 19-0-6 0.10% 28.16 for 50 Lbs
    Summer Fert 24-0-11 22.86 " "
    Fall Fert 32-3-8 22.06 " "
    Winterizer 35-3-5 26.82 " "
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    sounds about right!
     
  3. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Thanks Indy!



    63 views and 1 response. I should be a dentist because this is like pulling teeth.


    Why is so hard to get an answer from people here?
     
  4. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 671

    I think its because every other post is a question on how much to charge. no offense but it has been covered many, many times in the past. Past couple months for that matter. Your prices seem ok I would be more on the 30k lawns.:)
     
  5. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710





    I can understand that. I tried doing a search but all I came up with was square footage pricing for renovating lawns and pricing apps for smaller properties.

    Thanks for the help. I just another call for a property that is 107,000 sq ft so I just want to make sure Im charging enough and Im making a profit.
     
  6. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    I wouldn't mark down your sq ft rate until you get into the 100k range of properties. My price would be 150.00 per app and I would be doing 6 apps. Explain to them the extra weed control they would get with you being on the property more often.
     
  7. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    By the way where is your grub control?
     
  8. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710






    I have gotten a pretty cold response from grub control so far. People seem to think since they have never had it then they dont need grub control or preventative. Its expensive and they dont want to spend the money.
     
  9. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 671

    I don't use grub control unless I know I need to. we are 175-185 per acre here.
     
  10. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    I always tell people that it is always to late once they realize they have grubs. Then I give them a ballpark figure on what it would cost to do an overseeding. We figure ours into our 6 app program.
     

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