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Fert Question

Adamslawncare

LawnSite Member
Location
Swartz Creek, MI
I was wondering what some of you would charge per application for a granular fert and weed control application on 32000 sq. ft. turf area. The terrain is mostly flat. Thank you in advance for any advice.

Adam
 

Grassmechanic

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
S.E. Michigan
Adam - generally in MI, we get around $4/1000 sf. Make sure you have an applicators certificate and a business lic. for pesticides.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
Actually, that is way high for around here.
Adam, if you are not licensed to do this, trust me... don't even touch it! It's not worth the consequences, as there are so many ramifications to this. I would however, be happy to help you on any of your application needs. I have a fert. program that is second to none in this area, and is showing better results than anyone else around (except for my mentor). The customers sort of freak out over how good their lawn looks, and everyone confirms, that no matter who they had do it before, their lawn has never looked like what it does with this program. It is nothing short of awesome. Let me know if I can be of assistance, and I can help YOU look good.
 

Grassmechanic

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
S.E. Michigan
Joe - you've got to be kidding! I just did some est. and was way under what the previous LCO charged. I was thinking maybe I was too low at $4/k. I guess the old saying goes.....location, location, location. And Kashmere is one of my favorite songs!
 

khutch

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Atlanta, GA.
$4 per k HIGH??

20 bucks for a 5,000 sq ft yard too high.

Man, it must be tough in Flint.....
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
Well, it doesn't exactly work like that,... there is a stop fee and minimum added with that... we're sort of talking about something totally different, here.
 

scweedman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
S.Carolina
I would do it for 175 to 200. It depends on your area, you
need to shop your competion. Also you need to really find
out what you can do it for. Based on your overhead and costs
then come up with a price.
 

scweedman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
S.Carolina
Joe, I would like to see that program.
You have me intrested always trying
to find the perfect program.
 

Ric

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
S W Florida
If I may ask what are the going prices per thousand in New Jersey. I have heard that McDonald's Pays their help over $ 10.00 per hour. The cost of living is high in that area I am sure. However in an other thread a member said app prices start at $ 12.00 to $ 24.00 per thousand square feet. Now interesting enough a New Jersey Franchise working in my area offers the cheapest price in town.
 
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