What is everyone using for fertilizer apps?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Hineline, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have sourced many different nutrient forms and release mechanisms for my applications this year. I have one synthetic with two N sources, two organics with a number of different natural sources and I am kicking that with a splash of Fe and Micros on every app. I am planning to charge $8-9/K depending on size of the property. What are you guys charging /K and what are you using?
     
  2. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do 4.50 to 7 depending on the size.. Right now im using 22.0.5 3% iron.
     
  3. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Phillie! 3/4 of a pound? What area size to you make your price breaks?
     
  4. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ya, 3/4 lb. Im not real big right now but Im happy to do a 15000 for $80-$90. Which is between $5-$6/k. I get them all day long at that price and people are happy to pay it. Pretty decent profit to me considering it only takes one bag.
     
  5. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you mow also?
     
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    $6-$7 per k here but that won't mean anything to anyone but myself.
     
  7. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why? 7 for smaller lawns and 6 for larger lawns?
     
  8. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't mow, just fert, squirt, aeration, seed, insecticides, and minor landscaping. I go lower the bigger it gets to help the customer out. If they are getting a good deal they are more likely to sign up for more services such as aerations and seedings. I look at how much money I can get yearly from them rather than per service. It works out pretty well for me but might not for you depending on your situation.
     

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