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your price on 12 acres

superintendent

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Western Kentucky
I would like to compare my price to others and if you don't want other people to see your price you can PM. Thanks I'm putting in a bid on 12 acres. So here is what I want to know What is your price for 5 app of fert and weed control. Than a price on one grub control. Your price on spraying three app of a fungicide. I just want to compare my prices to others to see if I'm to high or low. Thanks
 

grassman177

LawnSite Fanatic
about 10-11K on the regular fert and squirt
about 13-14K for the fungicide(really depends on the brand though)some are cheap and some are high as heck. we price differently for different fungus as the products vary so much
 

LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indiana
Around here? Lucky to get 7K for season of fert & squirt Many would do it for closer to $5,100 (assuming fairly wide open) That's just the way it is around here-This business isn't rocket science & many guys are in it......
 

rcreech

Sponsor
Location
OHIO
What is the setting of this 12 acres?

Commercial or Residential

Here is my question

Why would anyone want 5 app on a 12 acre property and ESPECIALLY grub control?

Depending on the situation...I would probably recommend about 3-4 apps and NO grub control.
 

LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indiana
RC, Are most of your properties unirrigated? I'm further North than you & 4 apps just doesn't work out well for most properties. (Most are irrigated) I use 50%srn products & color falls off & is very dollar spot & red thread prone if doing less than 5........ Of course, we have <2% TTTF around here-KBG is a Nitrogen hog:dizzy:
 

rcreech

Sponsor
Location
OHIO
RC, Are most of your properties unirrigated? I'm further North than you & 4 apps just doesn't work out well for most properties. (Most are irrigated) I use 50%srn products & color falls off & is very dollar spot & red thread prone if doing less than 5........ Of course, we have <2% TTTF around here-KBG is a Nitrogen hog:dizzy:
Very little irrigation here...and no large properties are irrigated that I take care of.

I get by more then fine with 4 apps and anymore is really a waste from a feeding standpoint. We have a wide variety of grasses here but even at that...I am still putting down 4# of N a year and using all slow release N.
 
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superintendent

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Western Kentucky
Commercial, It's was sodded last yr with fescue and is all irrigated. Why with the grub control. They ask for it in the bid and it's going to happen sooner or later with the grubs. This place was sodded last yr in Sept and by early Nov was hit with Take all and brown patch bad. So I don't know of many yards that never need to be treated for grubs at least once a yr or every other yr.
 

LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indiana
Very little irrigation here...and no large properties are irrigated that I take care of.

I get by more then fine with 4 apps and anymore is really a waste from a feeding standpoint. We have a wide variety of grasses here but even at that...I am still putting down 4# of N a year and using all slow release N.
OK, The little irrigation makes all the difference-of corse, soil profile does too... 95% of mine are irrigated & many are on sandy soil, better yet, good percentage are younger lawns. My personal 2.5 acre lawn gets 3 apps a year & that is plenty! But it is not irrigated & on clay soil.
 

rcreech

Sponsor
Location
OHIO
Commercial, It's was sodded last yr with fescue and is all irrigated. Why with the grub control. They ask for it in the bid and it's going to happen sooner or later with the grubs. This place was sodded last yr in Sept and by early Nov was hit with Take all and brown patch bad. So I don't know of many yards that never need to be treated for grubs at least once a yr or every other yr.

12 acres of irrigation....would hate to see their water bill!

If it is irrigated...then I maybe can see why they would grub it and go 5 apps.

That is unheard of around here of any prop over .5 acres to be irrigated.

If it were here I would tell them to save their money and then when we get hit with grubs about every 5 years I could go in and see the couple K's that were affected.

If they would take the money from grub control over that time...they would still be way ahead! Some places are willing to role the dice and some will pay anything for overkill and a perfect lawn.

Good Luck!
 
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