Get a head start on spring weed control with Gallery® specialty herbicide. Because a fall application can yield up to eight months of control, you don’t have to spend your busiest season chasing down weeds with postemergence applications. The superior control of Gallery helps eliminate costly callbacks, so you can focus your time on growing your business.
Although fuel costs can be a major expense, customer callbacks also are a big concern. Each time you visit a customer’s property, you must factor in a variety of costs, including:
- Fuel costs
- Cost of the product originally applied and cost of products needed for re-treatment
- Hourly wages and employee benefits
Gallery provides you with a more efficient use of labor by allowing you to reallocate resources and generate new business. Fewer callbacks also can mean a reduction in cancellations and an increase in referrals, enhancing your reputation for offering a premium weed-free service.
According to industry standards, the average cost of a customer callback can range between $50 and $100 per visit. When you factor in the wages and benefits of the employees, the cost of gas, company overhead and chemical reapplication, the cost of re-treatment extends well beyond the price you charge for an application.
To prevent an onslaught of broadleaf weeds in spring, Gallery should be applied prior to emergence of target weeds. A fall application of Gallery is especially beneficial because it will prevent winter-, fall- and many of the spring-germinating broadleaf weeds. In Northern states, one application may provide year-round control of broadleaf weeds. Southern climates may need a second application.
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