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I'm in.

It sounds great, I should be doing this!
It's in demand, easy, profitable, and an easy sell. Lawn mowing has dropped off due to the economy but lawn treatments are still ingreat demand. All natural, chemical free soil enhancements, insect control and fertalization are things the home owners are viewed as things beyond their abilities.

"Soil is the soul of the lawn"! A catch phrase I like to use. Customers like it!

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What kind of spraying equipment is need fo this Stout? Do I need a dedicated truck with a big tank? Back pack sprayer? maybe one mounted to a mower or quad?
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What kind of spraying equipment is need fo this Stout? Do I need a dedicated truck with a big tank? Back pack sprayer? maybe one mounted to a mower or quad?
I have baclpack sprayers but they are to much work and time consumming. I use a Fimco 25 gallon tow behind unit. http://www.fimcoindustries.com

It sprays an 80" swath towed behind my lawn tractor.

I can spray Mature's Magic, Dethatcher, and fertilizer all at the same time.

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Currently I keep two full time and one part time person spraying, a couple of weeks ago we added a four month spray program which I believe is necessary to get the maximum results from this product.

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Hi Andy,

I received an email from a local Golf Course Re: Mosquito treatments. They want a quote by the acre.

How do you figure labor on such large jobs. I advertized price minus 15% for subsequent treatments. I.E. say $100.00 for the first and $85.00 for Monthly follow-up treatments. (the $100 figure is just for example and easy figuring)

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I received an email from a local Golf Course Re: Mosquito treatments. They want a quote by the acre.

How do you figure labor on such large jobs. I advertized price minus 15% for subsequent treatments. I.E. say $100.00 for the first and $85.00 for Monthly follow-up treatments. (the $100 figure is just for example and easy figuring)

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We are still waiting on two golf courses here, one is to respond by tomorrow.

I quoted $200.00 an acre plus tax, cost is around $100.00 but I have to buy a 60 gallon sprayer if we get the contract. I didn't offer them a discount.

$100.00 is too low as that is your cost bud, this spray is desperate expensive, $495.00 will do 5 acres.
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$100.00 is too low as that is your cost bud, this spray is desperate expensive, $495.00 will do 5 acres.
The $100.00 was just an example. I could figure 15% off in my head with it. It wasn't a quote.

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A lot of people have started mowing their own lawn because of the economy.
That is where I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. if they aint doing it themselves they got someone doing it for them and it's more than a 5 years.

My market here is almost tapped, but I'm still trying
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That is where I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. if they aint doing it themselves they got someone doing it for them and it's more than a 5 years.

My market here is almost tapped, but I'm still trying
That is why you have to diversify. Offer services others don't.
It is true anybody can cut grass but not everybody will landscape, spray lawns,
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That is why you have to diversify. Offer services others don't.
It is true anybody can cut grass but not everybody will landscape, spray lawns,
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I'm amazed at the response I am getting for Mosquito control and repelling. Retirement homes, childcare centers, wedding planners, golf courses; the market is wide open.

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I'm amazed at the response I am getting for Mosquito control and repelling. Retirement homes, childcare centers, wedding planners, golf courses; the market is wide open.

Get your spraying equipment and go for it!
I am excited to get started.
There are only 5 organic lawn care company's within 2 counties in my area!
None of them use Nature's Magic and some of them don't even spray.
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