I honestly need some advice

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JesseMoreira06, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sell yourself as a professional who is skillfull not as the cheapest bidder.
     
  2. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Member
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    Don’t work just to work, make a profit on your services!
     
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    JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 LawnSite Member
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    Ill be honest I quoted him at 1749.99$ for the job , and he accepted it. This is technically my "biggest" contract as of yet.
     
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    JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 LawnSite Member
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    Quick question should I have a contract for sod installation? Also do you give a contract for spring cleanups and or Leaf clean ups?
     
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    JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 LawnSite Member
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    Another question if anybody does fertilizing , how do you go about pricing? client has a 2,000SF he wants 4 treaments?
     
  6. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Member
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    Are you licensed to apply fertilizer or is it a requirement where you live?

    If so , what rate is your spreader calibrated to to determine amount of product applied to that sq ft! That’s a start!
     
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  7. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Member
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    You’ll find on any fertilizer bag the approximate sq footage that bag will cover.

    Most 50 lb bags will cover anywhere from 10 to 12000 sq ft.

    University of Tennessee ag department has an excellent read on calibration of sprayers and spreaders, authored by prof Gary Blum I believe!

    Now you can figure it out!
     

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