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Fertilizing in southern kansas

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jwilson32, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. jwilson32

    jwilson32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    Im just getting into the lawn care biz and need a few pointers. Im bidding on a few apt complex's and they want total lawn care. im going to go by the k-state guide lines and use there suggestions. I guess my question is should i charge by the sq. ft.? im thinking $6/1000sq.ft.
    let me know what you think.
  2. $6/m what does that include?

    What ferts what rates what chems how many apps??????

    At whatever you're going to apply, I think you wont get any larger commercial account at that price.
  3. jwilson32

    jwilson32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    The apt complex is on about 350,000sqft of land. The total lawn area that i have to mow and fert is about 200,000sq.ft. im thinking its going to take 40 5,000sqft bags of fert just for one application. i plan on doing 4.
    1. fert with crab grass prevent 25-3-3
    2. fert plus weed control 32-3-4
    3. fert plus insect control 9-15-20
    4. premium fall fert 25-3-13
    does this sound like a good cycle? What about the percenteges im using, im sure there different in mo. How and what do you charge for something like this?
  4. What is that Scott's?

    E-Mail me at Lawngodfather@aol.com

    I have some things I can send you.

    You could use about 16-50# bags of fert that will cover 12,500.

    $1200 an app is a lot, do you think they will pay it?

    The insect app is more in the range for the price, but the rest are not.
  5. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
    Messages: 424

    take the pre out completly, only treat as a post... contact lgf so he can help u out,, cause dude at that price i will not even support u.. and i'm greedy!!!
    oh ya,
    go niners
  6. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
    Messages: 424

    ""what can we do for you?"
    thats on your signature!!
    hey dude u know what u can do for me... hire my crew... i'll cash the checks

    i'm just messin with you man

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