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How much per application

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfman33, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. gwwilson

    gwwilson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    doster's l & l,
    thats not spraying.... that's for pre-m, 20-10-10 granular stuff.
    if, you would have read the 1st page.
  2. Buginout

    Buginout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I would use the $9 per k price until you reach 1/2 acre then use $160 to $200 per acre price. The price your customer gave you of $60 per quarter must be CL/TG because I cant believe any company in you area would stay in bis if they sold contracts that cheap!
  3. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    At least tell me that the $135- $165 is clear profit. At least tell me that much. Whether you spray it, like someone else stated, or you spread it, the "granular stuff", you gotta charge more than $2.90/K. you can easily market it as 2 separate applications and make $5.80 with one app. If the market is ruined where you are from and everything is rock bottom and all clients know it, then you may be stuck with the $2.90/K. I am just trying to help you out and make more $$ for the same work.
  4. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    We charge $175.00 per acre per app. Our minimum cherge is$65.00 per app. anything smaller is too much running around. we do mostly commercial work.
  5. Greg Amann

    Greg Amann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    Legally you cannot apply any fertilizer with herbicide or insecticide combination without a L&O certification. As for price the 7-9 dollars per K is right on, in the Orlando area. That would include fertilizer, herbicide (as necessary), & insecticide (as necessary) done every other month. Figure $9.00p/k 0-10,000 sq. ft. $8.00p/k 11,000-20,000 sq.ft., and $7.00p/k for anything over 20,000 sq. ft.
    Also, FYI if you are applying illegally the inspectors are looking for you. I was inspected 2 months ago and they said they are going after illegal applicators aggressively.
  6. Hookset

    Hookset LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Doster, What do you charge per acre for pre-m and then for fert.
  7. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,917

    Going rate in my areas is $7.00 per K.
  8. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    Your amounts you charge really is dependent on the market your in, the competition level, product costs and availability, along with account density. I know the market I'm in just from one town to the next pricing changes because competition is heavier in one than the other. Some areas I can get $6-$8/M with a stop charge and other areas $4-$5/M and a stop charge.

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