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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Mowerman2112, Mar 26, 2010.
I know my overhead, asking $10.00 a 1000,s ball park? Mostly residential.
a little high especially on larger lawns
Average price I have foud for a 5000 sq ft lawn is around $45 bucks per app.
I believe a better way to do it is to have a stop fee of around $30 and then go $3 to $5 per 1000 on top of that.
With this method a 5000 sq ft yard would be ($4 per 1000 plus 30) $50
Your method would also be $50
But when you get to higher sq ft this is what would happen:
With this method a 10000 sq ft yard would be ($4 per 1000 plus 30) $70
Your method would also be $100
That is a big difference. So find your cost for just showing up and then throw an extra $10 on to that and that should be your stop fee. Then figure out the cost of chemicals (plus a small mark up) per 1000 and add on a buck or two on top of that per 1000 sq ft.
The bigger the lawn-the less you should charge per 1000. It takes less time to spray one 10000 sq ft lawn vs two 5000 sq ft lawns