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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Collegiate, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Collegiate

    Collegiate LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I am going to start offering fertilzation to my accounts and i wanted to find out some general information.
    - What is the most wide spread fertilizer used? Like Scott's or something.. does it matter?
    -Where do you purchase most of your fertilizer? Do you get it in bulk? Pricing?

    I am trying to keep it simple for application. Are granules or liquid this easiest to apply? What give you the best results?

    I was thinking about putting a package ( aeration, seeding, fertilzing) together. What price would you put on a package like this for an account?

    All help is greatly appreciated!!

  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Hi Ben - most of your questions have been answered in great detail in other threads. Do a search and see if the answers are there. If you have additional questions, fire away, we'll help you out.
  3. gwwilson

    gwwilson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    best prices anywhere you look will be at your local mill store. i purchase my fertilizer by the ton. 20-10-10 $5.36 / 50# bag
    5-10-10 $4.55 / 50# bag

    then, lesco charges 19-3-7 pre -m $15.65 / 50# bag
  4. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Messages: 77

    Hey Ben. These are some good questions. The best thing to do would be to find out what your competetors are charging in your area. If you can charge a slightly lower price and still make a profit, then go for it.

    There are so many types of fertilizers and fert. companies out there. So that ? is hard to answer. I have mine custom blended from a local fert/farm supply company (purchased by the ton). These products are mostly ag-grade and inexpensive. Some are slow release others are not..just depends on the soil analysis.

    I charge $10 per K for aeration, seeding...can't answer b/c I don't really do that, and $3.00 per K to fertilize.

    Well good luck and I hope you do good with the aeration/seeding/fertilizing.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    if u have a lesco in the area go to it they will help once u know what u are doing u can find a cheaper supplyer
  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Good advice!

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