newbie question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jeremy067390, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. jeremy067390

    jeremy067390 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    im just curious about how you guys price out applications of fert. it seems to me with prices i see that unless you are doing it on a full on scale its not worth the time. I have a decent number of accounts and i do alot of work with a partner and some help, but i get very few requests for fert.

    how would you got about finding someone to sub out fert applications
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,808

    Secret proprietary information. But charging about 4 times the cost of the product should work as a rule of thumb.
  3. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    Unless you get certified for full pesticides, just being able to do ferts won't get you many customers. 90% of the people on LI want crabbgrass prevention as a minimum. Trying to sell ferts without controls is like trying to sell ice cream sandwiches without the chocalate wafers.

    I'm an LCO, but it's the apps I make all my $ on. (aside from the plantings, mulching etc). How many customers do you have? Find out who is doing their ferts and squirts.

    In the long trun, subbing apps won't grow your revenues.

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