Starting out on the right foot

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mark2, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
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    I am a licensed applicator, insured and all. As of now there isn't anyone in my area offering "spraying" services. I would like to turn spraying, fertilizing, aerification, and seeding into a major part of my business. I am familiar with ferts, chems., and ok with pricing. What I need help with is developing a program(s) to present to potential customers.
    I have a Hypro D-30 150gl split tank sprayer with chem gun, a Prize lawn Bigfoot spreader, and a Solo Back Pack.
    How do I make MONEY with this.
    I know this may be a huge question. I just want to start out on the right foot.
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mark2

    My finger won't hunt and peck that much. So call me your nickel (941) 629- ANTS
     
  3. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Ric! I was beginning to wonder if anyone would reply. It's to late to call tonight. I'll try to call 11/8 P.M. Alot of those "snowbirds" that you service in Fla. probably live here in the summer!
     
  4. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Ric! You were very helpful.

    I thought this would be a hot topic thanks for your post.
     
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mark2

    We were on the phone for over an hour so I sure hope you got your nickels worth. LOL
     
  6. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use two fingers!

    I feel like I missed out on some info...
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Island Lawn

    We are all here to help ourselves by helping each other. However each of us has a different market even if we our in the same town. Let a lone a different state. Mark and I covered the following things. 1. insects fungus fert & weed concerns in his area. (he didn't have a fire ant, fungus, chinch bug or green bugs etc concern in his area. all of these are problems in my area.) 2. WE tried to set up weed control programs in planter bed and turf. Using pre&post emergy. 3. We tried to set up fert programs for turf tree & shrub. 4. We talked about horzoial & vertical marketing of these programs.
    I hope I was able to help Mark. I do not know his area therefore I felt dumb. Our phone call was all business and we did not disscuss any personal things or anything else. Lawnsite has saved me over a Thousand dollar see WALKER HYDRO PRICE in the mech forum. Therefore I feel I owe the members of Lawnsite any help I can give. But remember everybody does things different and markets to a different area. What work for you might not work for me. Therefore We must weigh all info we get from what ever source and make the final deside.

    May you always be Health Wealth and Wise
     
  8. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just ribbin ya Ric!


    I have ALL these things in MY area!

    BTW,
    ~You're one of the guys I pay attention to around here!
     

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