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Old 02-13-2009, 10:55 PM
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Well who is a D.A. enough to use weed and feed on new lawn?

But how many people with mature lawns only want straight fert? (again no one)

ps- I just bought a seeder
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:14 PM
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Well who is a D.A. enough to use weed and feed on new lawn?

But how many people with mature lawns only want straight fert? (again no one)

ps- I just bought a seeder
As i mentioned before. There are differint ways to apply fertilizer.
1. applying it as an additional service and just applying it at a suggest rate and type of fert, to green up, or to get the roots deep.
2. TO actually take a soil test, and to fallow the suggested applications. aiming to promote a healthy soil, not just for the instand green affect. A healthy lawn, isnt just green, it has a deep root system, able to withstand desiese and drought.

Also, there needs to be expectations from your customers, If all they want is a green lawn, and applications of weed killer. then in the end all there doing is wasting there money, it will be a never ending cycles of nitrogen, herbicide,nitrogen,herbicide, and one application of phosphrous in the fall.

Get them to see the long term of a healthy root system, not just the green affect and ANTI BROADLEAFS.

In all reality, you really cant maintain a healthy lawn with chemical Fertilizer, all your doing is adding more chemicals which in the end will hurt it. To get a lawn that is truelly healthy, the switch to Organics needs to be made, Applications of Compost, aerating, adding humus, and others.

I am hoping to convert all by customers to Organics this year, or to atleast cut my chemicals WAY down,
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:54 PM
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Jeez, there must be a FLU going around on PEOPLE buying hydroseeders.

Purchasing a hydroseeder to do touch ups and a couple little jobs a year makes no scence at all. Not saying it because i have one, but to simply save you some money. UNLESS your spraying ACRES a year. atleast 20 your not making much money, there are alot of hidden cost that people arnt aware of.

FOR Your info. I Spray for multiple company's that OWN there own machine. but find it more profitable to HIRE me, a couple are on this site.

i was only thinking about one of the small 100 gallon units
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:48 AM
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Well, you just answered the question, THE FUTURE HYDRO GUY ( you ) wont be using WEED AND FEED in your tank.
Weed and feed will kill any seedlings before they have a chance to sprout
I was just answering the question on spreading fertilizer with the assumption it wasnt related to a new lawn. I know better that you dont use weed and feed on a newly planted lawn.

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Well who is a D.A. enough to use weed and feed on new lawn?

But how many people with mature lawns only want straight fert? (again no one)

ps- I just bought a seeder
Haha everyones buying one. what did you get Joel?

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i was only thinking about one of the small 100 gallon units
Honestly the first lawn I ever had sprayed by a sub contractor only had a 100 gallon tank and if there is a water supply near by it may take a bit longer but can still do a smaller lawn with a tank that size.
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:51 AM
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:06 AM
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Jason are you going to spray Magic Salt ??

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Old 02-14-2009, 09:26 AM
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Ground Effects.
I have done that all winter. very simple to do, if there is a good machine operator mixing the pile.
Would be more then willing to do yours.

most likly wasting my time, as you lake region boys have your little networks all worked out.

its alright, i get to make my weekly trip up to the lake winni for belknaps work. i can wave as i drive by,, HAHAHA
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:33 AM
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I was just answering the question on spreading fertilizer with the assumption it wasnt related to a new lawn. I know better that you dont use weed and feed on a newly planted lawn.

Haha everyones buying one. what did you get Joel?

Honestly the first lawn I ever had sprayed by a sub contractor only had a 100 gallon tank and if there is a water supply near by it may take a bit longer but can still do a smaller lawn with a tank that size.
Depends on the type of money you want to make to be honest.
You will Never make enough money to survive, with a tank that size trying to install lawns of any size.
From my expereince, the average size lawn around the lakes, are about 12,000sqft to 15,000. that means you would be mixing most likly 8 tanks of material for a good coverage.
Between Driving time, mixing, and spraying, your talking 40 minuts per tank. so a 5 hour job.
I could spray that same size lawn, in 25 minuts, with a much higher mulch rate then you could even imagine.

I know it all sounds great, with these CHEAP tanks you guys have looked at, but dont get sucked into the sales pitch, do you buy everything you see they sell on the qvc.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:13 AM
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Ground Effects.
I have done that all winter. very simple to do, if there is a good machine operator mixing the pile.
Would be more then willing to do yours.

most likly wasting my time, as you lake region boys have your little networks all worked out.

its alright, i get to make my weekly trip up to the lake winni for belknaps work. i can wave as i drive by,, HAHAHA
And your point is???
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:15 AM
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if you dontmind me asking how much do you charge per SQF
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