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Vegetation control for city streets

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by redbuckcavs, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. redbuckcavs

    redbuckcavs LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 135

    Our village administrator approached me about having our company do a complete vegetation control in June on all city streets where the weeds have emerged on the city streets (they used to do this in-house)

    1) I am licensed to do vegetation control
    2) I service aprox 800 lawn accounts and use the "vegetation" control to spot spray Roundup if we see weeds in the sidewalk,however we've never quoted an ENTIRE town (aprox 40000 residents)-----any advise or pricing ?
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    wow, way over my head. good luck. i can only guess you would estimate how long it would take to do like a few blocks and approx amount of product used and then multiply out the rest . that woul dget u close, but man that is a wicked estimate.
  3. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    Estimate by the gallon of material sprayed. Add a minimum of 30% to cover errors plus tank clean up time.
    I do this all of the time for right of way spraying and bare ground vegetative control and it works for me.
    for example: 1,500 foot long runway with a six foot bare ground border plus taxiways = 1 mile. I can do this with 50 gallons and charge $19.95 per gallon, fifty gallon minimum. Takes me three hours from tank mix to clean up following application. Chemical cost is about $170.00. I average $175.00/hour on this job alone.

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