What is a going rate for an acre?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenHor7, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
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    What is the going rate per application for an acre? I am do a five step program with two apps of dimension and weed control on the second and fourth app if needed. I was wondering what everyone is getting. I am doing it for about 165 an acre per app and 125 and acre per app of straight fertilizer.
     
  2. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
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    I am somewhere between 110-140 for chem and fert and 90-110 for fert only!


    I am closer to the 100 mark when I get over 3 acres! If less then 3 ac then I am closer to 130.
     
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I am very close to what you have quoted here. For my area,you are not out of line at all.
     
  4. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    you guys must charge more for merit app or is that worked in to your app price per acre?
     
  5. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow! really? I charge like 150-175 an acre, reguardless of Tx
     
  6. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am with Rayholio........

    not including insecticides
     
  7. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    i'm i wrong but is that like $3.75 per 1000
    down here guy's spray a liq fert with insecticide and get alteast $8.00
     
  8. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Forgot about price increase this year $175-$200. No Sales Tax on Lawn Care in the State of Arkansas....yet! I don't fertilize without weed control also.Weed pressure is so heavy at times. I also spray with a skid sprayer so there is a dollar figure I try to make out of each tank. I don't cut much slack at all on price.
     
  9. mowwmann

    mowwmann LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 23

    what would a fair price be for 15 acres, weed control only? Just curious. Sub charged me 800 seems very fair based on these numbers. We send him a lot of work. One time job. Was Probably doing me a favor and I didn't realize it. Thanks for input.
     
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I do not spray insecticide here as a general rule. Every few years we will have an infestation of Army Worms in the Fall...but for the most part grub outbreaks and the like are rare. Those rates were for fert/squirt.

    Mowmann you oughta be sending that guy and his wife on a weekend getaway.$800 for 15 acres is dirt cheap. I know a guy here that does 5 acres for a customer for that price. Weed control only.
     

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