LawnSite Member
cabot, ar
I am pretty new to the lawn care business and I am very small and only do yards in my area (homes only). Now that the growth is slowing down, I was going to offer my customers fertilizer application as a last feeding for the lawns. I see lots of Winterizer stuff (Scotts, etc) available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Which one is the better product? I was going to buy the bags and then add 10 bucks a bag to apply that with in reason? I know I have to measure the length x the width to get the sq ft of the yard and determine how many bags I will need. Anyone have any pointers. I am in the Little Rock area to let you know what our temps are. Thanks!



LawnSite Platinum Member
Your prices are entirely too cheap. Try cost of material and then X4 (that's not how I determine my cost, but it comes close to that). Then again, to put down fertilizer you probably don't need to be certified, have a license and your cost are cheaper, but still think you are too cheap.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Georgia Z7
Whatever you do, read this thread first.....


And if this doesn't make sense to you, you should not be applying fertilizer as a contractor. Raw product should be 20%-30% of what you actually charge for services. That is all I have to say about it.