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Old 04-15-2005, 10:54 PM
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lawn burning and reseed

i got a customer who wants their lawn burned and reseeded its about 1300 square feet ive never done this before.how do i go about doing this and could you give me a price and any advice that could help me?
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:24 PM
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This is more of a agriculture practice than a Residential turf practice. I think you may run into trouble with the Fire Marshal. I recommend you till the ground and re seed. 1300 sq feet is not a lot of area.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:30 PM
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Boy, you are playing with fire here..LITERALLY.

You cannot do this, do you have any idea of the risk involved.
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Old 04-16-2005, 01:10 AM
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do they mean burning the weeds? If you're talking the actual entire lawn, do you mean with chemicals? or........FIRE!..........man you might want to have a chat with your insurance agent about that one. or tell them to buy some goats.
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I cut a ton of brush this winter and piled it into three piles for the customer. He wants me to burn it, but I said no way unless he lights the match. I told him we are friends now, but if I burned his house down that would probably change. Burning just sounds dangerous to me, fire seems so unpredictable.
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:22 AM
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I'm pretty sure he means chemically burn. I have never heard of anyone actually setting a lawn on fire (for this purpose).

The Scott's book says to use Roundup (glyphosate), wait at least ten days, and preferrably reapply in ten to thirty days. Then, cut very short (1/2" to 3/4"). Next power rake with lower setting than for dethatching, cutting slightly into soil.This is also a good time to aerate if necessary.
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:56 AM
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Yea I have seen fields burned but never a lawn. Around here when you burn a field you have to get a permit from the Fire Marshall
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:43 PM
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its a chemical burn i dont know the correct proccess and thats why im asking how much should i charge for this job, whats the correct way of doing such a thing.NO FIRE
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:16 AM
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Lawn burning & reseeding

Where does your customer live in the city or country? I ran into a project like this once where kids burn the entire lawn down and the home owner called me to renovate the lawn. The insurance paid for the reseeding. The reseeded lawn was greener than lawn done by conventional reseeding methods. I do not know what good effects the fire caused.
The customer should not tell you how to execute a project. He should pay you for the outcome. Before you do something that can get you into trouble call and ask the fire department.
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theres no fire involed
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