Originally Posted by toddharmon
Got a call this morning from a homeowner and he told me that he was having weed problems. He said he had just had his lawn torn up and had it sodded with bermuuda I think. He had the sodders leave some areas bare so he could have some landscaping done. He was also talking about having several weed and feed applications done throughout the year. What are you guys thoughts on how much to bid this type of full service care. What is the best type of weed and feed I should use? How ofton shall I apply it? I'm a new company and this is the types of customers want to serve. Any and all tips would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I have seen in this dormant phase people's grasses are really lush green lawns while their neighbors is brown or gray. How can I make dormant grass green in late season months?
You can apply turf paint when the grass is dormant to keep it green for 3-4 months. I would just get information off of this website and follow their fertilizer recommendations for your area. http://extension.uga.edu/agriculture/turfgrass/
Find out what the top lawn care companies are charging for full year fert & weed control apps. Tell the customer your price and get a contract signed. When it comes time to put down the first application pay someone that is licensed to do it for you. Study and get your commercial applicators license and you can handle the rest of the yearly apps yourself. Go get you some turf paint, take a soil test and once you get the results you can see what truly needs done. That way you still get the account, but youre not putting your business in risk by illegally applying herbicides. IMHO