What do you charge for a Pre-m Application.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by overtona, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    u must not have try-green in your area. i love when I'm competing against them and the customer says well trugreen...
     
  2. jgrs7

    jgrs7 LawnSite Member
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    Amen to that. Tru green price cuts like crazy in my area and do the worst work out of them all.
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  3. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
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    last year in my area they went to $50.00 minimum, i wonder how long that lasted.. lol. when i worked there the avg price was $29.00. I assumed the sales people didn't know any number higher than 29 and that they assumed that there was no lawn in georgia that was really over 3k square feet. lol.
     
  4. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    One thing I'd keep in mind is what you are exactly spraying. Are you just spraying pre only? No post? Full rate in one app?

    Chemical cost for pre only should be very low. Prodiamine would cost me $11-15 per acre.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you think you are making $23 per application--don't forget to deduct a percentage for the expense of call-backs and redos for weeds or crabgrass. And then deduct your collection expense--keeping in mind perhaps 2 percent will never pay you.
     
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I charge $100 per yard , that's about 4K to 8K square ft
    Plus , I get $30 to spray the existing weeds , if there are any

    I can't imagine doing it for $40 ,
     
  7. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that the 65 WDG generic prodiamine? I'm considering using that on a few properties in the next week or so. I guess I'll have to buy a scale for weighing it. Oh yeah, I only work in Nash County :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  8. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes. It's a generic. Get some food scales.
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  9. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Will do. Thanks.
     
  10. cecropia11

    cecropia11 LawnSite Member
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    I just put prodiamine 65 wdg down at .65 OZ per 1000 sq ft and after I did, we got like 1 inch of rain will it wash away at such a high rain amount, or does anyone think it will stay put ? also will that rate provide good control for crabgrass.
     

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