Fert per 1K square feet....

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TheTurfTender, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 130

    Is there an average price for this?

    Ok, I konw, my overhead, time.......got it. What are you guys charging for fert apps?
  2. ffemtmcd

    ffemtmcd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    Figure out what the fert is costing you per 1k sq. ft. and then AT LEAST triple it (otherwise you get accused of lowballing). For my basic service the fert costs me $2.23 / 1k sq. ft., and I charge around $7.50 depending on program signed for.
  3. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I have a minimum cost of $45 per visit. So if you did an average lawn it is $9 per 1000. Anything smaller makes more per 1000 because of the minimum. One lawn I do is 29,000 sq. ft. and it costs him $130 per application, so that one is $4.50 per 1000.

    That includes 3 spot sprays for weeds, and my average net income from lawn fert and weed control is about $75 per hour.

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