Herbicide pricing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bamafan192069, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. bamafan192069

    bamafan192069 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    how much does anyone charge to speard Herbicide, and if that is all the company wants how many applications of that can i put on in a year? i live in florida by the way.
  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    You need a license to apply herbicides. If you were licensed you would already know to read the label. Think about hiring someone that knows what they are doing. Fines are way to huge to take the chance of getting caught.
  3. bamafan192069

    bamafan192069 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    i am getting my licensing, and thats why im asking so i know when to spary. if your only going to be a downer person, then dont reply i dont need negative advise!
  4. Jerry Andersen

    Jerry Andersen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    1000000000000000 times
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,748

    Well...Dude from KY that lives in FL that needs advise on how many times he can spary a yard in 1 yr. That depends on the product you use and the LABEL instructions. Part of getting your license is being able to read a label, comprehend it and follow it. The LABEL will tell you everything you need to know...PPE, Mixing, rates, MAX USE RATES(if any), weeds controlled etc...
    My advice is get licensed first then read the LABEL.
  6. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 907

    Its the same as every other pricing aspect of your business. You need to find out your costs first, so while your getting your lic educate yourself on all the processes of being an applicator. Also talk to your potential suppliers, ask questions here (legitimate ones), and don't lie to lawnsite members that are potentially going to help you with your business :nono:
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    2 year ride along in FL to get a lic# so by then he will know how to read the label...................go to the extension service Brandon
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2009
  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,160

    Here is some positive advice, take some classes and learn about pesticide applications before you ask a question like that.
  9. Real Green

    Real Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    He is not trying to be a "downer person" nor is he being negative. He is being honest with you and trying to point you in the right direction. There is a lot more to this industry than hoping on Lawnsite.com and asking a few questions and then heading out to do the applications. You need to understand that there are strict laws and policies set forth by each state to prevent mis-use of herbicides. I'd suggest you contact you local co-op extension office and let them know of your interest in applications of herbicides. While you are at it, actually get the license, instead of saying, "I'm getting it." Try to network with others in this industry that are actually located in Florida so you can see what they do and pick up some information from them. You may learn a thing or two about pricing. I really do wish you the best of luck, but I think you starting out on the wrong foot.
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    one more small tid bit of advice is to learn how to grow good grass and not good weeds and then you wont need that much herbicide in the first place, you cant seed and go here, its SAG and that takes some work to grow

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