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How much would you charge per application for 110,000 square feet?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by PKLIP, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. AGRinATX

    AGRinATX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Mine are spot sprays. Large amounts of dallisgrass are an immediate surcharge/rec for resold.
  2. All Season Bill

    All Season Bill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    No ! Your regular broadleaf weed control will not control those weeds and should not be inluded in the price. On small residential lawns I might spritz a nutsedge here and there or maybe some crabgrass but if you have a large lawn with nutsedge or crabgrass galore, you need to charge for those post emergents. At least $10 per 1000, and I'm cheap.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,002

    Nutsedge is optional--turgren does not include such sprays, in my experience--even as an option. Maybe its different nowadays.
    I guess they do not trust their drivers to know how to mix up a batch of Sedgehammer in a hand sprayer. Their guys usually have the minimum pesticide training acceptable in their state. They can spray chemicals only under the supervision and pesticide certification of their manager.
  4. PKLIP

    PKLIP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    I saw a lawn yesterday where the homeowner had Trugreen and it was full of nutsedge, such an eyesore! You can see it from a 100 feet away, really makes the lawn look bad.
  5. ProGroLawns

    ProGroLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    I wish we could purchase Herbivore. However its illegal for lawn use. Same exact thing as Sedgehammer only you get 20oz for a little over $300. At that price you could tank mix.
  6. AGRinATX

    AGRinATX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    One of our biggest selling points is that we include sedge treatment in our base pricing. There's so much of it in the builder sod that we tank mix it with our broadleaf control and go to town.
  7. All Season Bill

    All Season Bill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Wow. That can get expensive. Especially if maybe only a few customers get nutsedge. You realize that it is not preventable, right?
  8. AGRinATX

    AGRinATX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    It’s extremely pervasive here, so it’s worth it.
  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,492

    I cost what I do because disease control, sedge control, and control of invasive grasses are included. Someone that wants to cut parts off, I do not want their money or business. Do the whole job or not at all.
    GrassManKzoo and AGRinATX like this.
  10. AGRinATX

    AGRinATX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Same. I have a bachelors in agronomy and a masters in soil science. I’m not the cheapest shop in town, but the expertise and specialization won’t be found at a lower price.
    Hineline likes this.

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