Spraying apps.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Bunton Guy, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    I know it is hard to determine a price for spraying. As I want to buy a rig from Lesco I would like to know just how much profit I would be seing off of this. I normally put down granular fertilizers. How much do most of you guys charge for fertilizing lawns per 1,000 sq.ft ? I know with granular fert. I usually charge around $8.00 per 1,000 sq. feet . And the fert is usually around 13 bucks a bag . How much is the fertilizer from Lesco for spraying rigs ? Thanx for your help I know we are all in different markets and it is hard to exchange prices but I just wanted to know what you guys were charging and how much it is to buy the stuff.
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Your dollar amount for Granular fertilizer per 1000 looks about right. I would recomend that you continue using granular fertilizers and use the "spray rig" for pest applications.

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    You shouldn't be too concerned with costs.( You are getting $80 for a 10,000 sq. footer-and-$320 for a 30,000, right?)
    I might be confused on this $$$/1000 pricing. In this area, the larger the lawn-the lower the $$$/1000. Average 3,000 sq.foot lawn price is $25 while an acre is $120.
  4. Greg Amann

    Greg Amann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    We're in central Florida.
    0-10,000 sq. ft. $10.00 p/1,000
    11,000-20,000 sq.ft. $9.00 p/1,000
    20,000+ $8.00 p/1,000

    This is for St. Augustine turf only. We don't do anything else. It includes 6 apps. a year
    Fertilizer on all apps.
    Herbicide from fall - spring. Spot treat for sedge only during summer.
    Insecticide from May - Dec. and extra if necessary, example chinch bugs in new startup yard in January will get insecticide.
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    We primarily use our tank for spot treatments of broadleaf weeds in turf. I guess that the tank doesn't "generate" any $$ this way, but it sure is way more productive than a back pack sprayer.
    This year we're considering adding a separate side tank to handle a liquid fungicide as it is more cost effective and gives better control.
    I know of others who use tank sterilant and after cleaning - reclean w/ ammonia so they can use their tanks for anti-dessicants in the late fall and for dormant oils in the spring. This is btw a good means to generate$$$. Another way would be to get a root feeder for trees/shrubs. You just don't want to make the little bright green marks w/ brown center patches like the TGCL guy do at some of the lawns in my area.


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