Next year will be my 3rd year treating lawns (11th in lawn care biz) and I'm still trying to get a handle on how to price for weed control. Seems like the bigger outfits (TGCL, Scott's) advertise 5 applications with weed control included, but sometimes the best weed control periods fall in between fert. apps.. I know these outfits aren't sending techs out for a day of no money production to do weeds. I also read that some of you guys are charging a fert. and weed control stop as 2 seperate apps. This is not going to fly when the customer hears not only am I more expensive than the lowballers but I will be charging them for twice as many apps. My first experiment with free weed control with a seasonal program ended the first time I made two fert applications, killed all the weeds, turned the yard completely around and the customer said "thanks, I can handle it now". I made a free visit to spray weeds and didn't get the benefit of a years worth of paid fert stops. Lately I have been including all season weed control for the price of 1 application (charged at the first spray stop), but with a whole new season around the corner I wanted to check if I'm in the right ballpark with this. FYI the Lesco rep told me when he worked for chemlawn years back weed control was thrown in because the product is cheap, but in my opinion the loss is in the value of my time.