How to Calculate the Cost of Fertilizer for Your Lawn – How to do it in a Simple Way – By Mark Mollison – Mark Mollsons Blog | MetStock – Price of fertilizer is calculated based on the following factors: – The total area of your lawn and its soil – The percentage of fertilizer that should be applied per square foot of area – The percent of total annual rainfall that should not be applied (if you have an area of 2,000 square feet or more) – The amount of fertilizer applied per acre of soil – Total annual rainfall in the year that you live (or you have a plan to increase your annual rainfall) – Average soil moisture in the area of the lawn – Annual temperature in the months that you reside (or if you live in a city, the average temperature is in the range of 60-80 degrees Celsius) – Soil moisture in inches per acre per year – Average fertilizer costs per ton of fertilizer (this is a rough estimate based on your area, soil moisture and your climate) – Total cost per ton fertilizer in the United States (this value is based on a $1,000 price tag of fertilizer) – Inflation rate for a pound of fertilizer in 2016, adjusted for inflation, in U.S. dollars – The cost of the fertilizer applied to your lawn (this will vary depending on the type of fertilizer used, the type and amount of water used and the amount of irrigation required) – How much fertilizer you need per acre (this can vary depending what kind of lawn you are growing and the type or amount of herbicide you are using) – Estimated cost of watering and fertilizing a lawn by using a hose (this may vary depending how many sprinklers you have) – What kind of hose and how long to use (in minutes) – Where do you get your fertilizer?
(a lot of lawns have a fertilizer company, but you may not have one) – If you live within 30 miles of a major metropolitan area (which is about 1/3 of the U.K.), where do you want to buy fertilizer?
– If your lawn is a patch of grass, a shrub or grass that grows on your roof, what kind?
– What are the most common soil types in your area?
– How many inches of rain do you need to get a lawn to be dry?
– Can you apply the same amount of soil fertilizer for a large area, as for a small area?
(e.g. for a 1,000-square-foot lawn, you can apply 1,600 gallons of fertilizer to it, but a 1 acre patch of turf can require around 1,200 gallons.)
– If there are other factors that are influencing the cost, e.g., how much fertilizer is being applied and how often, how much you are paying for fertilizer (if it is a commercial fertilizer), and if the fertilizer is of high quality, what you are being asked to pay for (are you paying a lot for it?), how much is being paid for the fertilizer (the amount is often different depending on which company is paying you), etc., how do you find the right balance between cost and value?