Trugreen Pricing ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Hopper1124, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    which app am i charging 3 times, #2, 3, and 4?
     
  2. App #2, #2, and #2.

    You are doing 6 apps and charging for 8. The extra pre em you are applying is a waste of the customers money. If you are applying team then that's your fault.
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    VISIT #2 includes the following service. weed treatment, pre em/crabgrass treatment, and fertilizer. these are three different products combined in one bag. there for they are charged 3 times. would i be better off to bring 3 different bags? i dont get what u dont understand. or are u saying that because the 3 products are combined, i should give the customer a price break?
     
  4. OK now I am saying that the per-em you are applying is a waste of "your" money, and a waste of the "customers" money., unless you are applying team, then it's just a waste of money.

    I didn't say "price break", I said "over charging," ripping them off.

    Now that I have said it blunt enough.

    Back to what you are doing, you are charging for 3 applications at one visit, nothing wrong with that except, you are charging sepratlly for 2,4-D, fert, and that wasted pre-em, all in one bag.

    Cost of the bag is what, less than $17 a bag, and your using say 9# on that 3,000M lawn, and you get $108 for that app.

    So why don't you charge $16 per 1000 per a visit instead of $12 and reaming the customer? That is now 4 times per 1000 than the national avg.

    How do you show this on a invoice?
     
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    why is it a waste of money and time? the weed treatment is needed to control weeds, the pre/post crab treatment helps with any late crabgrass, and the fert is also needed. so, why is it a waste? and actually the product cost $39 for 10 k. question: if YOU were applying a weed and feed, would u charge only for one treatment? we would charge for the weed, and for the feed.
     
  6. I am applying weed and feed at 1 visit and charging for both at one time on an averaged price.

    A 3k lawn would be $36 each visit times 6 visits. No insect.

    But I don't treat lawns that small. We just don't have them around here.

    The wate of money is a second app of pre em less than 30 days from the first app. What are you using for pre em. I use Demetion.

    It does not have post crabgrass control. You are using a pre em for post control also and applying another post control?

    IPM remeber that when you took your test? I think you are over applying chemicals.
     
  7. I am not trying to put you down, just don't get how you guys can pump these lawns with chemicals, practice IPM, and then put down TGCL.
     
  8. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you are using granular post-emergent weed control it must be applied to wet turf. It also is effective on only the easiest to kill weeds. Unless you water the lawn before application, you must apply in the morning while dew is still on grass. My weed and feed is just a couple of bucks more than a straight feed . Liquid weed killer is the cheapest thing in the mix. Even when you use the good stuff.

    Mark
     
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    wrong. the stuff i use can be applied to wet or dry turf. awsome results
     
  10. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well? Whats the name of this magical mystery granual?
     

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