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Old 02-15-2012, 08:13 AM
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It could be done with an electric spreader but you would have to stage the product in an efficient way so you didn't have to drive back and forth so much. Or if you have some help and a utility vehicle you could work that way. Use trees and landmarks to define areas and slowly work your way through the property. The best fertilizer to use once a year IMHO would be IBDU 31-0-0 90% WIN. You could apply up to a 2 lb rate at one time. It would last 90 days with daily precipitation but if there is a dry spell the product shuts down and waits for more rain. Very low volatility.
staging isn't really a problem. I can use utility vehicles with a trailer.

Neither is buying the right equipment within reason.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:14 AM
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As for irrigation. There is not much irrigation and I do the mowing. I want nice growth and lush grass. This is a first class account not a hack and slash and leave.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:54 AM
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If you have a utility vehicle that you can mount a small electric spreader on then that would be your most economical method. I have used them to cover very large areas. I have never tried the product called One App so I can't vouch for it's predictability but I know IBDU like the back of my hand and it will give you the most controlled slow release of any fertilizer. A perfect product for someone that has to mow also. It's not cheap though. I sold it up until 2000 and it was $35.00 back then. 3 bags/acre to get a 1lb rate (approximately).
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:24 PM
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You do the mowing...and yet you want "lush" green grass. Not many cutters want to cut lush grass. Maybe you can apply the fert in the cool rainy weather of early spring and late fall. Rain for green; cool temps for slower growth. April, October? Or maybe if it is non-irrigated...it would be best to apply fert in hot weather when it is brown and not growing. Maybe you need a separate program for the irrigated areas.

Is this a no herbicide, no crabgrass control situation? No grub control?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:41 PM
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You do the mowing...and yet you want "lush" green grass. Not many cutters want to cut lush grass. Maybe you can apply the fert in the cool rainy weather of early spring and late fall. Rain for green; cool temps for slower growth. April, October? Or maybe if it is non-irrigated...it would be best to apply fert in hot weather when it is brown and not growing. Maybe you need a separate program for the irrigated areas.

Is this a no herbicide, no crabgrass control situation? No grub control?
overall appearance and presentation is more important than getting in and getting out. The job is priced accordingly.

Weed control is manual and weeds are only prevalent on road sides and gardens.

crabgrass/grub is not part of this bid scope.

Thanks for the input people, I have a good grasp of what the fertilizer aspect entails and how to go about it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:02 PM
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all u need is a push spreader and a case of redbull and a get r done t shirt
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:10 PM
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LMAO! Post of the year! "yeah you wuss" lol!
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