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Old 03-19-2008, 02:07 PM
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whos - who?

I started a chemy free lawn service in 2001. I can say that because I simply don't use any chemicals. I have tried anything I can get my little hands on in an attempt to find a product I can use to add to my lawn program. Anything being a granular, powder, liquid, voodo dance to wage war on lawn weeds. Personally I believe in tall grass, sharp blades, and just a healthy schedule does most of the work, and a little hand pulling But hey, we got to keep those customers happy and I hear over and over again they want me to put something down on those weeds! Trying to explain to someone that a chemically free lawn to compete with the neighbors chem lawn is almost impossible. You and I both understand, but are there any "natural" products out there yielding quick results to dazzel the customer? Has any body put together a bullet proof program?
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:13 PM
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Has any body put together a bullet proof program?
Educating the consumer is the only one I know of.
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:34 PM
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yeah there is some things in the works.this is my product, we will have more details soon. I t also kills weedila
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:28 PM
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THAT is one ugly lawn!!!

Do you grow squash in your lawn?
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:58 PM
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it was only a test on the dollar weed to see if it killed the grass to. so yes we used the ugly stuff in this test.in full shade with no water and no fert for 3 years. three hours after app the weeds were dead and the grass is still green.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:00 PM
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lets see yours now that you see mine
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:20 PM
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...Trying to explain to someone that a chemically free lawn to compete with the neighbors chem lawn is almost impossible. You and I both understand, but are there any "natural" products out there yielding quick results to dazzel the customer?...
If it is almost impossible to explain to the client that a chemical-free lawn can not compete with the neighbor's chemical lawn, then stop explaining and deliver a better lawn.
If you are compelled to 'dazzle' a customer with instant gratification, then, put down some NPK this year. Next year NPK should be unnecessary
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:41 PM
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this is what happens when she finds weeds.......
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:56 AM
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lets see yours now that you see mine
Wow talk about over pruned and deficient looking. Those P. roebelenii look Mg deficient as do the shrubs.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:05 AM
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we have no control at that yard as far as the triming,we have ask them to stop pruning, a no go. it's a HOA,the bushes are a hawthorne near the beach, not the best pick for salt tolerance,somethings we can channge.
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