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What/How to charge?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by ocn, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. ocn

    ocn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    How are you guys charging for fert/insect/weed apps? Do you charge a per thousand rate or an hourly rate? Also, do you charge a flat rate or do you charge a rate + materials. We only have one guy in town right now, and he is charging a flat rate/1000 (materials are included in his rate). Also, if you are tank mixing fert, insecticide, and herbicide, are you chargin for 3 apps or one?
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I do tank mix, do not charge extra.

    So if a client has a 1K postage stamp front yard he is charging the same price per K as someone with 5K or 30K.

    Small yards cost more to treat IMHO.
  3. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,443

    $45 min ....$7-9/k ;-) fert and herbicide included, insecticides extra
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  4. ocn

    ocn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    How then, do you you charge for insecticide apps? Is that like doing a separate app (even if tank mixed) or do you somehow add that to your $7-9/k rate? I'm trying to get my pricing down so I can get my business plan together for the bank. I know a flat rate would be easier, but I feel like I'm going to be working for free with the price of some of these chemicals and fertilizers.

    BTW is there anyway to send private messages on here? I don't want anyone giving their competition an unfair advantage.

    GALAWN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    38 min. 50 for 5k sq ft. and so on. Your local economy and all it's factors dictate this price but that's what it is around my area.

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