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jddriver6
02-17-2012, 05:52 PM
What are you guys using to control weeds in Floratam. I've had very little luck with what i've found to be available both for killing crabgrass and dollar week

jvanvliet
02-17-2012, 08:01 PM
follow the link & ask again :waving:

http://lawnsite.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13

Ric
02-17-2012, 08:04 PM
What are you guys using to control weeds in Floratam. I've had very little luck with what i've found to be available both for killing crabgrass and dollar week

jddriver

You wouldn't try and Drill & Fill your own teeth so why try technical skills without any training. Hire a professional L&O provider with a License & Education to do the job right.


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jvanvliet
02-17-2012, 08:10 PM
jddriver

You wouldn't try and Drill & Fill your own teeth so why try technical skills without any training. Hire a professional L&O provider with a License & Education to do the job right.


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Be nice Ric, he's a cherry. :D

Florida Gardener
02-17-2012, 08:13 PM
jddriver

You wouldn't try and Drill & Fill your own teeth so why try technical skills without any training. Hire a professional L&O provider with a License & Education to do the job right.


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I can't stop laughing. That was hilarious.
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jddriver6
02-17-2012, 08:14 PM
The problem is I have licensed operators that spray the properties but weeds emerge in the interim and my clients pay alot for there lawn care and want me to keep track of things like that on a weekly basis. I've sprayed Atrazine but I know with the new EPA guidelines the concentrations have been reduced greatly. And Floratam is very sensative to most pre emerge and post emerge herbicides.

Ric
02-17-2012, 08:26 PM
The problem is I have licensed operators that spray the properties but weeds emerge in the interim and my clients pay alot for there lawn care and want me to keep track of things like that on a weekly basis. I've sprayed Atrazine but I know with the new EPA guidelines the concentrations have been reduced greatly. And Floratam is very sensative to most pre emerge and post emerge herbicides.

jddriver

You are not licensed to spray lawns so the weeds are not your problem. By spraying without a license you not only take a change of killing a lawn or getting fined by the state. You are also stealing from those who are licensed by taking their work.


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Patriot Services
02-17-2012, 08:36 PM
The problem is I have licensed operators that spray the properties but weeds emerge in the interim and my clients pay alot for there lawn care and want me to keep track of things like that on a weekly basis. I've sprayed Atrazine but I know with the new EPA guidelines the concentrations have been reduced greatly. And Floratam is very sensative to most pre emerge and post emerge herbicides.

Get a better CPO. Remember it's your reputation too if you referred the customer to them.:usflag:

greendoctor
02-18-2012, 05:09 AM
Lucky that the CPO is nothing like me. I say this because homeowners, their "landscapers" or yard people putting anything other than their feet or a lawn mower on the lawn without checking in with me and the account is fired. The irrigation controller is also under my control as well. Someone setting that to under water or over water.....fired. On the other hand, I do hold up my end of the deal. There is no such thing as certain weeds left in the lawn because I cannot control them. Correction: will not control them because the protocol to do so costs time and money. It might mean applying some expensive products more than once, but if that is what it takes, I am doing it.

I am with Patriot Services, find a better CPO. But prepare your customer. A good one is not cheap and the way he works would be similar to how the soup nazi on Seinfeld ran his restaurant.

fl-landscapes
02-18-2012, 10:39 AM
Lucky that the CPO is nothing like me. I say this because homeowners, their "landscapers" or yard people putting anything other than their feet or a lawn mower on the lawn without checking in with me and the account is fired. The irrigation controller is also under my control as well. Someone setting that to under water or over water.....fired. On the other hand, I do hold up my end of the deal. There is no such thing as certain weeds left in the lawn because I cannot control them. Correction: will not control them because the protocol to do so costs time and money. It might mean applying some expensive products more than once, but if that is what it takes, I am doing it.

I am with Patriot Services, find a better CPO. But prepare your customer. A good one is not cheap and the way he works would be similar to how the soup nazi on Seinfeld ran his restaurant.

Comparing yourself to the soup Nazi, that's hillarious:laugh: from your posts it is a great analogy, too funny. Guy called me yesterday looking for a quote on tree work, I told him I would be right out to take a look. He then says he has four other guys coming and will be going with the lowest price. I told him the work could be done correctly or cheaply but rarely both and I wasn't interested......no quote for you!

Patriot Services
02-18-2012, 11:09 AM
Comparing yourself to the soup Nazi, that's hillarious:laugh: from your posts it is a great analogy, too funny. Guy called me yesterday looking for a quote on tree work, I told him I would be right out to take a look. He then says he has four other guys coming and will be going with the lowest price. I told him the work could be done correctly or cheaply but rarely both and I wasn't interested......no quote for you!

At least he had the decency to admit he is a cheapskate before you wasted your time.:usflag:

fl-landscapes
02-18-2012, 11:12 AM
At least he had the decency to admit he is a cheapskate before you wasted your time.:usflag:

Yes, but that wasn't his angle. He said it to make a point I better have a low price. He was shocked when I told him I wasn't interested. I told him if the other guys come out and have no lis. Insurance or look like they might rob him later to call me back. But I was glad he showed his hand and I didn't waste my time.

jvanvliet
02-19-2012, 09:44 AM
Yes, but that wasn't his angle. He said it to make a point I better have a low price. He was shocked when I told him I wasn't interested. I told him if the other guys come out and have no lis. Insurance or look like they might rob him later to call me back. But I was glad he showed his hand and I didn't waste my time.

I like your style; It can be done cheaply or correctly! :clapping:

It's wise to turn down business you can't do properly at the price. The customer will always be a PIA.