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anyone sub out fert?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by smarino21, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i was wondering if anyone subed out fertilizing, i also wondered how much you guys mark it up from what you pay.
  2. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    none of u guys sub it out
  3. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    no way, its the easiest money u can make in Land Care.

  4. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    I sub most of my fert & squirt accounts.A couple of them I do. Dont have the time or desire to make a service call visit to Granny when she sees one weed in her lawn...no thanks.
    I include the fert company charge in the customer's monthly bill. I do not mark up the fert charge. We offer this as a "value added" service to the customer. This arrangement works well for all concerned
  5. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I totally agree with Newlook. Since we all know that pesticide/herbicide is to only be done by licensed professionals, why give all that money away for straight fertilization work????? It's one of the most profitable segments of this industry. Sub out any weed control that may need to be done, and put that big profit margin in your pocket......
  6. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    I sub mine out, and charge about 10% per application more than he charges me. That works out nice, I get to see a complete service, make some extra money, and he gets new clients. Everyone seems happy.
  7. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    when you say weed control they usually do 2 serives for weed control around here so you say to a fert guy go service this prop 2 times per year?
  8. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    when you sub out weed control, how do you do it you say to a fert comp ok spray this lawn 2 times for weeds? or what i am a lil confused .. thank you

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