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what do you charge per 1k sq ft for pre and post emerg

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by OKIE LAWNS, Mar 25, 2010.


    OKIE LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Hey guys, i am new to this site, please be gentle :)

    Just wondered if i could get some feedback.

    This is my second year to spray lawns in the oklahoma city metro area. Got my applicator license late in the season last year.. I was just wondering if i am pricing fair, or if i am too cheap/high.. i am getting quite a few lawns, but do not want to be the under cutter (TG)...LOL

    I am pricing between 5-6$ per 1k sq ft for 10k and up

    i am pricing most city lots 5-7k for about $40.00

    am i priced too high?

    oh by the way, since this matters i am spraying post and preemergent
  2. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    $40 covers 0-4,500 sq ft for us. About $8 per thousand on 10K.
  3. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,030

    You will be when you get into the 10-15,000 square foot range and up.

    Bigger lawns go for less per thousand and I don't care what anyone says.
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    How many applications are you doing per season?
    I don't do the granular thing other than ferts, so the number of apps is important to the cost.
    For my commercial accounts we do 7 rounds and the resi's without watering systems get 4 rounds.
    Our rates are around yours but our cost will not be the same as you. I know that if you are getting above 5.00 per K and better then you are in the right ball park.
  5. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,030

    Yeah but you'll get laughed off the porch if you quote someone with an acre 215.00
  6. realist

    realist LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    $300 - $400 per acre, we don't get laughed at. full program 1 acre $2400 - $3200 depending on terrain and conditions.
  7. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,030

    Oh bullcrap....lol

    Never fails....you guys come along making wild claims and you're just lying through your tooth.
  8. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    tg's price for an acre here is 220.00, mine is about the same.
  9. thempikes

    thempikes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Min is $41.00 for us. See our website - we publish prices.

    That is not overpricing - try to get any professional tradesman out to your house and compare the price he charges.
  10. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,030

    Not to be rude but I'm not buying it.

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