Round up price

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by humble1, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    I was doing my round 2 today, customer wanted me to spray some roundup. I price it at $50 per 3 Gallon backpack, am I too cheap?
    I was already there so no travel time.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Nope. that's about right on for us. I get about 15/gal.. Don't forget your man hour time, as well.
  3. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    Same here!

    I would rather spray Gly then anything. Low input cost ($.30/gallon)...and the customer can't buy it that cheap at the store. So it is a good deal for everyone. I charge about the same as you guys!

    Plus, we have to remember that it isn't just the fert, chem etc that costs so much anymore.... its the GAS to get there!

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    that's pretty close to what most companies are charging, Monasanto announced a big shortage over the next couple of years and round up pro will be no longer next year, they have a new formulation coming out, it will have potassium instead of phosphurus, this will also help with the shortage and the price increases, product works just as well according to field studies.
  5. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    I base my Round-Up work on time spent, rather than strictly quantity. Because I'd rather blanket spray 20 gallons than spot spray 2...

    I charge (not telling the customer this, of course) $100/hr + chemical cost.

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    That's where I'm at, with a backpack. Aint no way I'm only charging $50/ 3 gallons to spot spray weeds in a bunch of beds:dizzy: It could take a while to go through 3 gallons! On larger areas where I'm using a boom sprayer I'm close to the $15/ gallon though:)
  7. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    I ONLY use Gly on driveways....or wide open spaces.

    I NEVER spray Gly around any beds or ornamentals. Just asking for trouble IMO.

    I bet I can spray out 3 gallon in less then 10 minutes. That is good money!
  8. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    That's not a bad policy because there is a high potential for problems but on the other hand with my maintenance accounts there is no way I'm going to start hand pulling weeds on a regular basis :). I put a pressure regulator on that keeps it at 5 or 10 psi I don't remember what it's set at but the drift is down about as low as you can get.
  9. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    put a cup on the end of your back pack to spray the beds. You know you got a cup laying around from Burger King or somewhere. Put a whole in the bottom, stick the spray tip in the whole, and duck tape if needed. Works wonders and you don't have to worry about drift.

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    If you had some full service accounts w/ bed weeding, you'd be spraying in the beds!

    I'd rather spray em, than pull em!

    If you don't want to hurt it, don't spray it! :)

    If it's windy, don't spray!

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