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We don't typically spray for weeds. Our season is coming up where we're getting requests for pre-emergent already. I've never done that so...

I'm not sure how to quote. I notice that it says on the bottle that the spray covers like 1000 sq. ft. but it usually doesn't. we run through the weed spray much faster. So I don't know how much product I'll go through to factor the cost into my price.

Plus, I only have seen a weed & grass kill PLUS pre-emergent spray. How do I prevent weeds in lawns? Do they sell one for lawns too? (I have to spray in gravel/desert landscape PLUS lawns if you can)

Plus, I've been using Roundup. Is there a brand or type that professionals use? I'm finding that I get varying results which is why we typically just manually remove them.
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I'm not sure how to quote. I notice that it says on the bottle that the spray covers like 1000 sq. ft. but it usually doesn't. we run through the weed spray much faster. So I don't know how much product I'll go through to factor the cost into my price.
This is something you are going to have to test. Can you find 1,000 sq.ft. of lawn and see how much product you will need based on the way you spray? That will give you an answer on how much is used per 1,000 sq ft. Then you can come up with a price afterwards.
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i can't believe i didn't think of that! lol. thanks steve!
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I like the 1st comments.. If your not able to calibrate, you should be spraying.. Also you should be licensed to buy and use products commercially..
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are you licensed to do this type of work on your customers lawns? because this isn't the kinda question a licensed applicator would be asking. There are potentially big fines for getting caught... not worth it... IMO.

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We don't typically spray for weeds. Our season is coming up where we're getting requests for pre-emergent already. I've never done that so...

I'm not sure how to quote. I notice that it says on the bottle that the spray covers like 1000 sq. ft. but it usually doesn't. we run through the weed spray much faster. So I don't know how much product I'll go through to factor the cost into my price.

Plus, I only have seen a weed & grass kill PLUS pre-emergent spray. How do I prevent weeds in lawns? Do they sell one for lawns too? (I have to spray in gravel/desert landscape PLUS lawns if you can)

Plus, I've been using Roundup. Is there a brand or type that professionals use? I'm finding that I get varying results which is why we typically just manually remove them.
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We don't typically spray for weeds. Our season is coming up where we're getting requests for pre-emergent already. I've never done that so...

I'm not sure how to quote. I notice that it says on the bottle that the spray covers like 1000 sq. ft. but it usually doesn't. we run through the weed spray much faster. So I don't know how much product I'll go through to factor the cost into my price.

Plus, I only have seen a weed & grass kill PLUS pre-emergent spray. How do I prevent weeds in lawns? Do they sell one for lawns too? (I have to spray in gravel/desert landscape PLUS lawns if you can)

Plus, I've been using Roundup. Is there a brand or type that professionals use? I'm finding that I get varying results which is why we typically just manually remove them.
Just by some weed b gone weed killer not grass killer. If you have rider accounts you can use a tow behind tank sprayer
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Find a company you can sub contract too that is licensed and insured... spraying commercially without proper knowledge can take a turn for the worse very quick.
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I agree with just about everyone here. First, do you need to be licensed in your state. Second of all, if you need a license, then get it. Next, do training, attend seminars, ask suppliers for help.

I would personally suggest to test products on your personal property first. Practice spraying with just water first so you can get a handle on your application equipment.
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I agree with just about everyone here. First, do you need to be licensed in your state. Second of all, if you need a license, then get it. Next, do training, attend seminars, ask suppliers for help.

I would personally suggest to test products on your personal property first. Practice spraying with just water first so you can get a handle on your application equipment.
I whole heartily agree with this. I never try anything on a customers lawn. I try it on mine first, that way I don't screw up a customers lawn. Now mine however; I tried a new weed killer that the guy at store said was great, I now have to re sod about 1/4 of my yard. Don't remember the name of the stuff, I threw it away last year.
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