Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

2nd. Application Weed Control


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Fireman Gus Fireman Gus is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
Rep Power: 5
Fireman Gus is on a distinguished road
Question 2nd. Application Weed Control

Finally about finished with our second app of weed control. Am thinking of buying another ride-on unit to spray with and fertilize with. What are the best ones on the market? We made our first one using one of our old Walker mowers but have decided to buy this time. Also is there money to be made doing larger properties which take lots of time or smaller residential properties which we can be in and out in a short period?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:00 AM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 5
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireman Gus View Post
Finally about finished with our second app of weed control. Am thinking of buying another ride-on unit to spray with and fertilize with. What are the best ones on the market? We made our first one using one of our old Walker mowers but have decided to buy this time. Also is there money to be made doing larger properties which take lots of time or smaller residential properties which we can be in and out in a short period?

In regards to us with spraying it really would depend sometime. For example, lets say you spray a lawn that is 2,500 sq ft. Well our minimum charge was $40, so we just made $16 per 1,000 sq ft. But you also would have a lot more stop and go with the smaller lawns.

Now in regards to the larger lawns we would give bigger price breaks because of the size. Some of the sports fields for the local city we would only charge $2.50 per 1,000 sq ft, while we have some homeowners that are at $3.00 per 1,000 sq ft.

We have one homeowner in particular that has a 170,000 sq ft of lawn, that is $510 for the spraying. But keep in mind too we are not traveling to multiple lawns.

For example, lets keep things simple and go with a fake scenario. We have 17 accounts, at 10,000 sq ft each (to add up to the 170,000 sq ft). To keep things simple lets say those 17 accounts take us 6 hrs to spray (drive time included in the accounts). If our rate is $4.00 per 1,000 sq ft, based on that we just grossed $680 in 6 hrs.

Now take that 170,000 sq ft lawn, and lets say it takes us 3 hrs to do that spraying we just made $510 gross in 3hrs, compared to the 17 accounts (which is the same square footage, and even more in square footage price) at $680 in 6 hrs.

I have always been a fan of the bigger accounts, even though it's less per square footage
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-11-2012, 02:37 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,970
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Now take that 170,000 sq ft lawn, and lets say it takes us 3 hrs to do that spraying we just made $510 gross in 3hrs
At what rate? ANd in your example, why would the rate be different?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-11-2012, 07:03 PM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 5
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
At what rate? ANd in your example, why would the rate be different?
Normally any lawn that is larger in size we start to knock down from our base rate. So in the example of the 170,000 sq ft lawn, we would charge $3.00 per 1,000 sq ft, compared to $4.00 per 1,000 sq ft.

The reason for the lower rate is we are on one large property and we don't have to travel to multiple properties to make up that amount of square footage. Also given the market, no one in there right mind should or would pay the same rate as lawn much smaller.

I will break it down even more. So the one 170,000 lawn took us 3hrs and we grossed $510, while 17 lawns took us 6hrs and we grossed $680. The one lawn we made $170 per hr, while the 17 lawns we only made $40 an hour.

Now keep in mind these are example figures, but you get my point. The larger lawns win out on having to travel to multiple properties throughout the day.

Last edited by TiedemanLLC; 06-11-2012 at 07:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
weed application

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weed control caddy0291 General Business Discussions 3 08-20-2011 11:33 AM
Weed Control swstout Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 16 05-04-2010 11:11 PM
Weed Control Application Spartan General Talk 2 02-12-2009 08:42 PM
Weed Control myrlin Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 3 07-06-2006 07:58 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Yesterday 02:56 PM
by SC93
4 94
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 239
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-17-2016 08:46 AM
by SGL1
10 329
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,348
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
06-17-2016 06:08 AM
by SGL1
20 768
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 136
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 295
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 285
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
06-16-2016 05:24 PM
by acrajchel
6 397
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 500
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 192
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 318
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,712
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 132
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-14-2016 08:16 AM
by poppyanne
1,252 437,437
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 120
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 456
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 287
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 468
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 722
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 262
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
05-31-2016 11:32 AM
by Steve
8 10,036
Hello from Alabama
pruzilla
05-25-2016 01:20 PM
05-26-2016 08:14 AM
by pruzilla
2 252
» Popular Tags
become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy