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Pricing by the square foot (1000)

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by kbrashears, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Do you guys do your pricing by the square foot? If so, what do you generally charge for apps? We do liquid and granular and I'm just trying to get a feel for your markets.
  2. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I have asked that same question before, and people generally don't respond. I am not sure why.
    For me, I am liscenced, and therfore I have to make back the cost of getting liscenced.
    I am charging $45 for a weed app. This is not a large property. Just the average in our city. It is about the going rate.
  3. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    It just depends on your program my average yard is 60.00
  4. Moonlight

    Moonlight LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    My prices are anywhere from $4/k to 5/k. Just depends if I can ride them or I have to walk. It becomes more of a time thing sometimes instead of an acreage (footage) thing. I have several 10 acre properties that I get 5/k, and I also have some 10 acre properties that I get 4/k. 3/4 of my properties are on full programs, general pest quarterlies and lawn treatments 4x per year. My only advantage compared to t/g is QUALITY and HONESTY.
  5. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Okay, we're anywhere from 4 to 5.50/k, on a 7 app program, but will drop the price on anything over 25k by about 1/k.

    Anyone doing a Roundup/Pre-emerg on dormant grasses in the dead of winter in temperate and above climates?
  6. HoseJockey

    HoseJockey LawnSite Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 99

    Im still doing a little R/up on bermuda where needed.
  7. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Bermuda is Greening up be careful
  8. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    You need to look at your costs and the going rate in your area. That being said, I'm charging $4/k with a $35 minimum. Although I just signed up a new customer that has about 2k that I'm charging $25. My rate for large properties (over 80 k or so) is $130/acre.

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