Fertilizer Applications

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by alpine692003, Jun 9, 2004.

1. alpine692003LawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Vancouver, BCMessages: 1,502

How much do you guys charge to apply fertilizers on lawns?

ie) 29-3-4 ??

I've never done a fertilizer app, and I'm just curious?

How many times do you guys do it in 1 year?

When do you do it? when it's rainy, cloudy?

After fert app, do you maintain a weekly cut?

Thanks..

2. James CormierLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom MaMessages: 1,217

I usually take the numbers ( 29-3-4 ) and add them together, then take that number ( 46 ) and divide by 6 ( 7.6 ) then times that number by the sq ft example 12k 7.6 x 12 = \$91.00

3. TSMLawnSite Senior Memberfrom MAMessages: 707

hey James, you been overcharging your accounts. you see when you add 29-3-4 it comes to 36....not 46

we use a simular process to come up with our rates, but we only use fert analysis of 34-5-12 because when you add those numbers it comes to 51

Now Alpine...in case you aint figured it out yet...we're just pullin your leg.
been many many many post on what to charge for a fertilizer application....you might want to do a search...or instead of wasting time searching this site for the answer, sit down with your calculator and figure out ALL YOUR COST involved in doing business, then figure out what you NEED to earn, then figure out what you'd LIKE to earn, blah blah blah

4. timturfLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom central virgina, transition, plant hardy zone 7a, Messages: 1,526

I liked james method, especially using his math!!!!!1

5. James CormierLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom MaMessages: 1,217

boy, now i know why i cant live without a calculator

6. hoagieLawnSite Memberfrom MA- South ShoreMessages: 222

Those 0-0-7 pest apps must be rough...

bastards

8. James CormierLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom MaMessages: 1,217

Sorry Alpine, Here Ill try to help for real

Rd 1 for me is Fert & dimension & confront

12,000 sqft lawn is \$99.00

5 app program for that lawn is \$495.00 ( I checked my math )

Grub, lime, aeration, overseeding, mosquito, tick controls are all extra services I offer at different rates.

9. LwnmwrMan22LawnSite Platinum Memberfrom MinnesotaMessages: 4,373

I charge .004 / sq ft / chem or fert.

Meaning if I fertilize and spray momentum, it's .008 / sq. ft.

If I just fertilize, it's .004 / sq ft.

If I did James' first round, it'd be .012 / sq ft, or 12,000 sq ft would be \$144.

10. RicLawnSite Fanaticfrom S W FloridaMessages: 11,969

Alpine

Be sure to convert to Canada curency. That means you should charge \$ 4093.00 per apply to be equal to \$ 99.00 American.