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Price per 1000 sq ft?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Pflat1, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Pflat1

    Pflat1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    I tried to search but it comes up " Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted "

    Whats a price range per 1000 sq ft for spreading dry fertilizer with a broadcast spreader?

  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    That would depend on brand, type, rate, ect
  3. Pflat1

    Pflat1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    the best brand , the best type and the highest rate :) come on I said "price range"

    It's a 4 stage by Agway , every 8 weeks , 1 spring ,2 in the summer and 1 fall.
  4. Pflat1

    Pflat1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    this guy has 38,000 sq feet roughly but yes its right , 38,000 . He's got a big freakin house on a cul de sac and bought an extra lot next to it in a real nice plan (house' start at $500,000 +) . Not subtracting for the house and pool ect, the lot is 1.02 acre and the extra lot is 10,000 sq ft , got that off of a county web site. Attached a pic with outline from Google

    He's payin me $165 a week to mow, edge an blow :) .

    This isnt organis just reg.
    He said he wants a 4 stage plan and wants the good stuff . Found a 4 stage by Agway (which is 10 mins from my house) , 1 spring , 2 summer and 1 fall. I have to check again but Im pretty sure the Agway worker said a bag covers 15,000 sq and is $145.00 a bag , that sound right to u or high?


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  5. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    $15-$30 per 50lb bag covering 10k sqrft - 15k sqrft

    $15/10k = $1.50/per thousand sqrft

    $15/15k = $1.00/per thousand sqrft

    $30/10 = $3.00/per thousand sqrft

    $30/15 = $2.00/per thousand sqrft

    brings us to $1-$3 per thousand sqrft.

    for regular old 40% extended release fert i'd say $1 - $2.25

    plus labor if applicable
    plus gas to drive to account, maybe $1- $3
    plus advertising
    plus speader life divided by the amount of K sqrft you treat per year... then the speader cost divided by all of that. etc etc.
  6. Pflat1

    Pflat1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    The more I think about it I think its $145 for the total 4 stage process ,
    4 bags at around $36 a bag
  7. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,121

    Is this going to be your only customer? If so its going to cost you more every year to maintain your applicators license than you will make on this customer.
  8. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    Do you need a license in Pa to apply fert?
  9. JShe8918

    JShe8918 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    So according to the above post does this sound accurate or am i too high... A lawn that is 13,000 sq ft the bag cost you 30. Then apply your labor, 25. 1.25 for gas. 3 for insurance, and 2 for equipment replacement. Total $64.25 Then a company profit of 35%. $86.75 Would be the price. I feel that is high. Shouldn't i be more like 65 dollars or so?.... Thanks
  10. Pflat1

    Pflat1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Y r u jumpin the thread?

    This threads about "price per 1000's" not if ur to high.

    Start ur own thread

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