Old 01-13-2008, 06:58 PM
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Going 100% Organic? or Sub out herbicide

I truly believe in the organic approach for lawncare. I personally tolerate a few weeds [dandelions, clover a few others] and hand pull or dig out the obnoxious ones by hand. My lawn is loaded with night crawlers and I have no thatch to speak of. I personally use a slow release fertilizer typically a 18-10-10 or a 16-16-16 manufactured by a local plant and only lightly apply it 2 or 3 times a year with a hand crank broadcast spreader.

So with that being said will I loose less money by:

a) Subbing out all herbicide and pesticide applications. So I don't limit my client base.


b) Only offer organic lawncare.

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Old 01-13-2008, 11:38 PM
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From a business stand point, at least having a trusted sub that you could offer just in case. But, you can charge more for organic and perhaps make-up the difference.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:19 PM
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You should look up Ray Gore in Idaho if you want the to see organic land care in action. Great group
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