Slow release fert for landscape areas

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Premo Services, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    For those of you that put osmocote or some other slow release fert in landscape plantings.
    How do you charge for this service??
    You don't need much so I am trying to figure how to price this stuff.

    Thanks for replies in advance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D
  2. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    $30.00 per hour, or more, depending on the slope and proximity of plants. I did two and a half hours today for 100.00

    Minimal investment in product, but great results.

  3. I can hook you up with tripple 14 for about $20 50#bag 100% slow, equil to osmicote.

    Charge by the plant in most cases. Though 1 plant may take much more than another, make sure you adjust for it.

    I would use that to figure your application price for the job to give say a 4 visit program set price for each visit.
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Sounds good Mike!!!! :D

    Where is this stuff at???
  5. xpnd

    xpnd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    I use Arbor Green. The N is 100% slow release. Feeds for twelve months. Minimum charge $150.00 for "spiking" 4 specimen plants. For normal landscape plantings I simply run the spreader up against the edge of the bed and overspray when I fert the turf and don't charge the customer. Sometimes giving something away (which I rarely do and never recommend doing) gives exponential returns
  6. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Messages: 165

    when you overspray the beds while ferting the turf, don't you worry about burning junipers when it sticks on them?
  7. azturfpro

    azturfpro LawnSite Member
    from arizona
    Messages: 57

    $45.00 a hour , materials x 175% . I can fert a lot in one hour . That is for pellets . For liquid I go $20 -30 per tree depending on whats in the tank .
  8. xpnd

    xpnd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    I'm in TX. Either the bag worms or the high humidity gets to them during the fiorst three months after planting. Junipers are not adapted to our climate. Every once in a while you will see the Italian Cypress but they will die out in a couple of years. Usually only one of a matching pair.

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