what to charge to Fert?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jds720, May 5, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 346

    So im just starting out, ive been in the game for about 2months now, and im taking a class Thursday to get liscened to fert. How do i charge? by the month? semi-annul? per job? I have no clue
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    We only fert 3 times a year, before, durring, and after the growing season....

    I Bill Monthly, now these are my regular mowing customers. I dont have any strickly fert customers. But if I did I would make them pay after the job is finished.
     
  3. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    hey jds, i'd charge right after the job... especially being either new to the business and/or dealing with unproven accounts. customers tend to take their time paying, especially the lco, so i would never extend billing/payment any longer than a monthly basis. keep in mind, you don't want to become a "lender" AND the longer it takes to be paid the less your actually making. once you get established you will find what works best for you. good luck. have a good one.
     
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    I think most around here charge per job, and by the sq ft to figure pricing. The only time it would be figured in as a flat montly bill would be if you had it worked into a "full service" lawn package at a montly rate.
     

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