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Old 06-20-2012, 06:30 AM
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Customer Complaining About Weeds

Well I did mulch for a customer last week. The beds were prepared first, with weeding and weed killer. Today the customer complains that there are small weeds coming through the mulch. Well I said I did my best that I could. And the rest is nature. I never said that I could back everything I do to prevent
weeds 100%. The customer says how dare you blame nature. She says that I need to weed again. I said that you refused to put down the paper, which actually I had seen results with in other jobs.

What do you guys do in this sitution.?
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:13 AM
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I would apologize and do it correctly... paper under mulch is just wrong and having weeds appear w/in a week is just negligence... good luck...
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:32 AM
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I spray a week before, let everything die before you pull it
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:54 AM
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I spray a week before, let everything die before you pull it
I agree and I would go spot spray now. When giving a price to do bed weeding, I alway figure in a couple trips back to spray or pick again.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:29 PM
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pre-emergent; no bitching about weeds for 4-6 months. Go spot spray her weeds.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:29 PM
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Yes how long did you wait after you weeded before you put the mulch down to make sure the weeds gone?

And where did you get that mulch from?

The town I live in and the next town over have a yard waste recycling program. Give out free mulch and compost. I have only gone to my towns WR center for a small amount. Word is that the town/workers/or both shortcut their process and you tend to get weeds.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:56 PM
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Same question I had. Is this quality mulch or Crap Double Grind from the city? If it's the latter you screwed up big time.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:58 PM
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Apparently you guys have never run into marestail? Canadian thistle?

Spraying and letting it sit for a week will do nothing. Pre-emergent will not do anything.

What is this paper you speak of? Weed barrier?
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:27 PM
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Apparently you guys have never run into marestail? Canadian thistle?

Spraying and letting it sit for a week will do nothing. Pre-emergent will not do anything.

What is this paper you speak of? Weed barrier?
I did not know that the weeds coming up thru the mulch were Marestail? or Canadian thistle?. I believe the paper was referring to weed barrier material.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:39 PM
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I did not know that the weeds coming up thru the mulch were Marestail? or Canadian thistle?. I believe the paper was referring to weed barrier material.
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I don't know if they were. I was using 2 examples of weeds that can be sprayed, allowed to die, mulched and will come back.

In addition, an application of Snapshot or Preen will not come close to preventing their return.
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