Per 1000's

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Mowerman2112, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Mowerman2112

    Mowerman2112 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    I know my overhead, asking $10.00 a 1000,s ball park? Mostly residential.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    a little high especially on larger lawns
     
  3. BS1190

    BS1190 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 168

    Average price I have foud for a 5000 sq ft lawn is around $45 bucks per app.

    I believe a better way to do it is to have a stop fee of around $30 and then go $3 to $5 per 1000 on top of that.

    With this method a 5000 sq ft yard would be ($4 per 1000 plus 30) $50
    Your method would also be $50

    But when you get to higher sq ft this is what would happen:
    With this method a 10000 sq ft yard would be ($4 per 1000 plus 30) $70
    Your method would also be $100

    That is a big difference. So find your cost for just showing up and then throw an extra $10 on to that and that should be your stop fee. Then figure out the cost of chemicals (plus a small mark up) per 1000 and add on a buck or two on top of that per 1000 sq ft.

    The bigger the lawn-the less you should charge per 1000. It takes less time to spray one 10000 sq ft lawn vs two 5000 sq ft lawns
     

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