2008 program pricing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wiseguyslawn, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    Have my years program almost finalized. Trying to keep it 5 steps to keep pricing somewhat down. Dry dimension w/fert, liquid 3-way w/granular fert app, granualr merit w/fert, liquid 3-way w/granular fert app, and a late granular fert. My average yard is 7-10 thousand square foot. My price for the program will be just above $200. Any thoughts or suggestions. Location is Northen Ohio

    I want to thank everyone for their replies to my various threads. It helps to have people with more expertise give their thoughts. Changind fields from golf course to lawn care is a little tough but I must say I enjoy lawns much more. thanx again

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    Seems a bit low to me, especially with grub control included. My minimum is $45/app for 5-step like yours, with NO grub control.
  3. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    Grub/ Fert app should be somewhere around 2-3 x regular app price. Also like the previous post said, Have a minimum app price around $40- $45, then so much for each additional 1000 sq. ft. after that.
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,956

    Hi wiseguyslawns -- sounds like a fine program to me. Our full program is also five app's. But our grub prevent app is an optional 6th. Also, our 4th app (early fall) is a liquid weed & feed.

    Price depends on difficulty factor, time, and material, so I trust you know what you're doing. Also, have you considered offering fall aeration? Bottom line is profit, and I hope 2008 will be a good year for you. Regards, American.
  5. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    program is very simular to ours. we do double bill on the fert/merit application (one bill for fert and another for merit so the program you show would equal 6 applications for us)
    $200 for a 7k sf lawn seems a bit low. In our market we would be charging around $350 for your program on a 7000sf lawn

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