Price per 1000 sqft

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sgtm, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. sgtm

    sgtm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Hello Guys,

    What do you charge to treat lawns per 1000sqft., for services that consist of 6 to 7 treatments (weed control and fertilization) per year. :confused:
  2. Myles

    Myles LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 3

    it strongly depends on the market that you are in, but this is a formula that i used when i was in business ( of course have updated it to match the times) and what i suggest to clients

    come up with a pricing sheet based on sqare footage, it is the only true way to measure profitability

    0-4,000 sq ft $45.00
    for every 1,000 sq ft thereafter go up $4.00
    so 5k =$49.00 , 6k= $53.00 etc....

    this should produce depending on how big your copany is, employees, insurance etc,
    but it should be around 73% gross profit and about 41% net profit

    and if you are doing speciality services like season long grub control ( merit mach2) you double bill them so if you are treating 4,000 k at 45 you will chare them 45 for the fert and 45 for the grub

    some markets won't bare this kinda of money some will bare more

    hope this helps a little
  3. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    It also depends on the program you are offering. Product selection and the costs of the products factor heavily in my price formula.

    In my area, (Detroit Metro area) I charge $25.00 up to 5,000 ft sq and $2.00/1000 sq ft after that, for a normal lawn. If the lawn is hilly or tough to treat for some reason (making it take more time) I increase the price.

    There is plenty of competition in my area so that is why price is low compared to Myles.
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    $35 stop fee and $3.00 per k for the normal fertilizers and per-m's. Fungicides, insecticides, Primo , and such are charged on a different scale.

    I understand market demands and such, but how do you guys drive to a stop for $25.00, much less drive there, apply a product, clean the mess and drive wherever next for $25 bucks...I hope all the accounts are close together.
  5. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    $25.00 up to 5,000 ft/sq is the standard rate among most companies in my area. There are some that are higher (Scotts), and believe it or not, some that will go lower. There is one company that will all ways beat any price by at least a dollar.

    It forces me to be very efficient and work as smart as possible, but there is also great pressure on the lawn service industry suppliers to give better prices.

    I sense that I should also point out that I am an above the table operation, fully insured and totally compliant with my states Department of Agriculture.
  6. LawnMagic1

    LawnMagic1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I charge $5.00 per 1000 sq ft. $30.00 for all lawns 6,000 sq. ft. or exceptions. I think that is fair and it makes the trip worth my time.
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    o my goodness

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