starting next year

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by WoodBrothersLC, May 1, 2005.

  1. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    later this year Mark will be getting his license and hopefully next year we will start fert apps. what is the best way to quickly pick up fert. app. accounts to keep us busy all year...Thanks for any help
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Up sell your present lawn mowing accounts with one stop shopping. You will be surprised how appealing this is to the customer. You can work it both ways to pick up a lot of mowing accounts also.
  3. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    what is the average sq. ft. pricing for fert apps
  4. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    $4 to $5 per 1,000 sq. ft. yards up to 12,000 sq ft.

    Call Tru-green (big company) and a smaller company to give you an estimate of your lawn and that will give you a ball park figure what you can charge and pick up customers.

    You will need to send a letter to all your mowing customers or talk to them in person that you offer this service. Give them a free estimate. Do this around September since other companies will be trying to lock up existing customers with prepay contracts for the next year. Companies usually offer 5 - 10% off for prepay.

    Start off with a backpack for spot weed spraying for weeds but if you use a backpack pick up yards that don't have many weeds. This way you can save from buying a big spray rig that cost lots of money that would be needed for spraying if you have a heavy weeded yard.

    You can use granular fertilizer.

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