Old 12-11-2001, 09:52 PM
JeremySkrocki JeremySkrocki is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Kissimmee, FL (Mouse Country)
Posts: 27
Fertilizer Application

I applied a 16-4-8 Fertilizer to a clients lawn per his request. He has now asked why there are weeds (Minor and very few, yet some) popping up in his yard, and has stated that he requested a 16-4-8 weed & feed fertilizer be used. My question is what can I do to correct this. Can I apply a weed & feed now? It's been about 3 weeks since the application. Any ideas would be helpful.

Thank you in advance for all your help.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2001, 10:16 PM
Runner's Avatar
Runner Runner is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Flint, Michigan
Posts: 13,500

One reason that you have a few more weeds growing, is that you fertilized the weeds! Of COURSE they're going to grow better! As far as him "requesting" "weed and feed", well my only advice there, is to get someone who is certified, licensed, equipped, and knows what they are doing if you want to get rid of them. You put a granular down, and conditions have to be just right. I'm not sure about Florida grasses and weeds, but here in the north, there are only two times a year that this would be effective. I'm sure it's like that down there, too. You may not know this, being new to the industry and all, but in order to apply any type of pesticide, (weed and feed has a herbicide in it) you are required to be licensed and insured. You can still spread regular fertilizers though. When spreading this "weed and feed" (ineffective product, anyway) you can't get any in the beds or anything, because this will kill whatever flowers or anything this dust comes in contact with. Just thought you should know this.

Thank you, Dad - for always being the dad that you were. You truly are my hero. You always were.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2001, 10:50 PM
Ric's Avatar
Ric Ric is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: S W Florida
Posts: 11,996
Thank You Runner

Chapter 452 Fla. Law. Jeremy with out a pesticide lic you can not apply roundup or any other pesticide. Fla. can give you a $5,000.00 fine if they catch you and elect to.

Tell your customer if he wants weed control to call a pro. Better yet hook up with a small one or two man operater and have him give you a referral fee. Stay away from the big boys they hire shoesalemen that know less than you.

Better yet get in school and earn your own lic. easier work and more money. good luck.

it is one thing to do a off label applications. It is total stupidity to post it on the world wide web and expect people to approve.

You can lead a Donkey to water but you can't make the Jackass Drink

My People Skills are Fine. It is my Idiot Tolerance Skills That needs Work.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2001, 04:34 PM
Craig Turf Management Craig Turf Management is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Pineville,N.C.
Posts: 354
If you are licensed to apply pesticides, I would spray the weeds, but at three weeks since your last fert. app., I definately wouldn't feed again at this point.

Bill Craig!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 PM.

Page generated in 0.07110 seconds with 10 queries