Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Flyerwillmow4u, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Flyerwillmow4u

    Flyerwillmow4u LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    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!

  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    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.
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    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.

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