pricing for profit (fertilization secrets)

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ant, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i just received spring issue of ''lawn care professional'' and on page 20 there is a article on pricing fertilization service and to he it is hard to figure the article out.
    i know that this line of work is very profitable but i would like to figure out my bottom line.
    anthony
     
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    so what exactly is your question?
     
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    did you see the article?

    figure out my bottom line.
     
  4. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ant, I saw the article. I think they were smoking a little something when they came up with that pricing. One of the examples had $85 for a 10k lawn and $8/k over 10k. NO ONE gets that here. if I had to charge that much due to my costs, I had better find another line of work or get my costs down QUICK.
     
  5. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    Just got a flyer in the mail $29.95 for 10k sq.ft. lawn.My cost for the fertilizer is about $19.I triple the cost of the fertilizer for a 10k sq.ft. lawn[$57].Hope none of my customers got that flyer
     
  6. Sweetwater

    Sweetwater LawnSite Member
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    I do exactly what "Echo" does...triple cost of fert, but $36.00 minimum, period.
     
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi ant,

    I could be wrong but isn't that the Bayer publication?
     
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    yes you got iot...it was hard to follow on how they got the bottom line..
    ant
     
  9. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    They may also want to project higher earnings for you since they sell those products.
     

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