Chemical & fertilizer apps

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by flakebortch, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. flakebortch

    flakebortch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Do you guys do applications, sub them out or not even bother with them? I'm trying to determine if I can get by without this in my first year.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I got my license and figured in my first year I would fertilize a few lawns, but it got out of control and I wound up picking up about thirty fert. customers. I think it is well worth it to add this service.
  3. lawnbutch

    lawnbutch LawnSite Member
    from Colo.
    Messages: 177

    We pass them along to a long time friend that does chemical apps. only. The insurance cost here in Colo. would bankrupt you unless you have lots of accounts. This guy runs about 15 to 20 trucks a day and about 10,000 accounts.
  4. fertguy2008

    fertguy2008 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    get a license and go to town. Much better margin in spraying (even with the high prices on fertilizer
  5. lawnbutch

    lawnbutch LawnSite Member
    from Colo.
    Messages: 177

    No been there done that and I'am getting too old to do that again and my wife would shot me if I even thought it. So I'll just keep on mowing till my feet say to stop.
  6. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Im thinking about providing fert/weed control to customers outside of my maint. accounts. Im going to see how the response will be to my flyers this spring.

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