What do I need to charge?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by 31bro, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. 31bro

    31bro LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 126

    What do I need to charge for 82,000 sq. ft., blanket spraying herbicide and fertilizing? Thanks for your replys.
     
  2. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    What is the cost of the materials,
    All liquid or liquid and granular'
    Walking or riding
     
  3. 31bro

    31bro LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 126

    walking fert granular and riding liquid spraying, cost is about 75 for fert and about 30 for herbicide and yes I am licensed
     
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    $250-$300........
     
  5. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,202

    thats less then 2 acres, mix fert and weed control togather as a liquid app and do it all in one pass, should take a little over an hour if you walk it, riding less then 30mins. $300 would be good profit.
     
  6. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    fert granular pushing a spreader close to two acres fairly level, how long would that take,how many times back to the truck to reload, 80lb or 150lb spreader, I'll still push a spreader on a small lawn but anything half acre or more I do with perma green, I would think close to 45 minutes to an hour to push a spreader close to two acres. Twenty minutes to spray.

    A 50 lb bag of fert(mesa) cost between $17 to $23 does 10k to 12k -plain scu which I don't use $9 so my cost would be a lot higher for fert, broadleaf herbicide maybe $5,
    if did everything with riding I would be close to $300 to $325 (with mesa)
    Lest expensive fert and herbicide $227
     
  7. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    With a Permagreen or Turf Tracker, very generally speaking, $220.00, with variances for difficulty of terrain, drive time, products spec'd., etc... Walking the fert.? $300.00 or maybe a little less.
     
  8. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    Why would you want to charge less if you have a riding spreader/sprayer? I know I didn't spend 6k so I could charge less!
     
  9. maxkicker

    maxkicker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    damb straight
     
  10. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    Because you get done faster, and are less tired, so you can do more jobs per day, and make more money/profit. I understand the arguement, but I don't agree with it. If I have to pull hose or push a spreader, it costs the customer more. I call it a "hassle factor."
     

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