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mkroher
06-06-2007, 09:18 PM
Everything looks like poop... Last 2 weeks... hot hot hot...then this weekend...rain rain rain...

Guess what? You guessed it. BP popped up everywhere. Even the leaf spot is getting in on the action and spreading like a ***** at a stag.

What do you guys do when you see this? Treat it? Treat everyone? Most of my lawns have it, and by the time I try to get to everyone.. it's too late. So I'm probably just going to ignore it. Do many of you guys do preventative control? How do you sell it and how do you space your apps?

Everything looked so good... then this weekend all hell broke loose.

-Me

gregory
06-06-2007, 09:59 PM
man i wish i could help you i have been fighing root rot for a few weeks on my lawn

mrkosar
06-07-2007, 05:32 PM
i've had a few with brown patch myself, and wondering what the vets opinions and suggestions are toward this. will most grow out of it? i have one that turned yellow, but is now white spots, but the roots are still attached.

very ugly to look at. it has been hot and dry here, but some humidity that has caused the spots to show up here and there.

already aerated, and most are in newer developments with poor soil.

americanlawn
06-07-2007, 06:07 PM
I hear yuh -- we've applied "T-Storm" (LESCO) twice so far on lawns that routinely have the prob. Most, but not all have sprinkler systems. Bottom line: fungicides only minimize the prob and never solve it. Resodding or reseeding with improved cultivars is the permanent solution. Pricey.

philk17088
06-07-2007, 06:38 PM
I don't cover diseases at al l with my program and do not even try to treat diseases.
Until you get the call, get out to the lawn, diagnose it, it is usually too late. Also customers expectation are unrealistic. They tend to think that your treatment will reverse the damage and everything will be honky-dory.

CuttingEdge,LLC
06-07-2007, 08:10 PM
I use Prostar, this stuff is great...I had at least 12 lawns this past winter ( a warm one) with brown patch.. water it for 10-15 mins after applied, then let the areas affected dry out completely for about a week, then it should recover with some potash treatments....This is how I did it, and my lawns looked brand new in about 2 1/2 weeks....

DUSTYCEDAR
06-07-2007, 08:18 PM
ITS HARD TO DEAL WITH some will pay for u to try to make it better some will just wine about it and some dont care at all in most cases its eaiser to reseed the areas that dont come back

turf hokie
06-07-2007, 09:08 PM
ITS HARD TO DEAL WITH some will pay for u to try to make it better some will just wine about it and some dont care at all in most cases its eaiser to reseed the areas that dont come back

Spoken with experience. It is usually easier and cheaper to reseed. If they insist on a treatment, hit em for it.

mrkosar
06-09-2007, 03:31 PM
Spoken with experience. It is usually easier and cheaper to reseed. If they insist on a treatment, hit em for it.

so do you guys reseed for free?????

disease is not our fault, and reseeding lawns for FREE that got a disease because of an uncontrollable factor like weather is insane in my opinion. i know keeping turnover rate is important, but reseeding spots of diseased lawns that never came back would really eat up the bottom line.

turf hokie
06-09-2007, 05:42 PM
NOT FREE!!! We have customers that have seeding included in their program, which makes life easier in these situations. Otherwise we figure that seeding will probably be necessary even with the fungicide. So the customer usually will take the wait and see approach.

We usually play it by individual customer, what they are willing to pay for and level of expectation.

daveyo
06-09-2007, 07:37 PM
Man its good to see this thread, Im getting hit hard now. Nothing but dry,dry,dry than wham 4" of rain and high heat and humidity. I had a customer today e-mail to cancel my services :cry: . They just don't get it no matter how professional and hard I try and explain.

philk17088
06-09-2007, 09:58 PM
Man its good to see this thread, Im getting hit hard now. Nothing but dry,dry,dry than wham 4" of rain and high heat and humidity. I had a customer today e-mail to cancel my services :cry: . They just don't get it no matter how professional and hard I try and explain.
let them go. They will not find what they are looking for anyway. Which is an Escalade service for the price of an Escort

TurfProSTL
06-10-2007, 03:08 AM
We usually play it by individual customer, what they are willing to pay for and level of expectation.
That's how we do it.....

daveyo
06-11-2007, 08:53 PM
"let them go. They will not find what they are looking for anyway. Which is an Escalade service for the price of an Escort"

Yea, they are a consistently late payer also

DUSTYCEDAR
06-11-2007, 09:01 PM
"let them go. They will not find what they are looking for anyway. Which is an Escalade service for the price of an Escort"

Yea, they are a consistently late payer also

oh that gets them the boot so fast i dont put up with late payers and if they wine they r so gone
i dont reseed for free as ask earlier however the price to reseed varies some customers just do appreciate what we do for them and ill weed them out and move on

daveyo
06-12-2007, 02:48 PM
Yea Dusty, thats what I was figuring I'm getting large enough now that I can do some weeding out with no problems. Late payers are BRUTAL.