Free soil samples for fert app sales

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by IowaLawnEnforcement, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. IowaLawnEnforcement

    IowaLawnEnforcement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Has anyone used free soil samples as a foot in the door(a foot on the yard) approach to selling customers fert apps. If so how did it work for you?

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    so so at best
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Impractical. It would be cheaper to just take a margin out for a free fert. application.
  4. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    I charge 40.00 for soil tests and recommendations. I do use it to sell additional fertilizer applications. If you give it away customers will think it is worth nothing .
  5. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    We use to offer as a promotion for new sales until the state (MD) made it manditory every three years.(Nutrient mgmt./Save the "Bay")

    With the states record keeping, inspections and the hassle, we now charge $25.00 for test and written report.

    As a promotional sales tool and for upselling of additional applications it didn't pay.

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