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Old 06-02-2011, 03:06 PM
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Hey everybody, im just getting into starting a lawn care buisness and i am confused about fertilizing lawns. I know there are fertilizers such as lime and winter care but i have no clue as to when to use them and or others. any help about when you need to or should fertilize lawns to keep the nice and green would be greatly appreaciated!

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Old 06-02-2011, 04:02 PM
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These guys on here know more about this than me, but I used to own a lawn installation co and i used a starter fert. of 19/19/19(triple 19), or a 24/13/19. Just to get the the roots started quicker. Lime should only be used after getting a soil test. If ph is to low I think, us use lime to decrease acidity. After that triple 13 is decent for just spring and fall applications. Always spray for weeds before fertilizing in the spring. No need to feed weeds, and then your grass will block light on the bare spots left from the weeds. If I'm not right, these guys will let ya know.

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Old 06-02-2011, 04:19 PM
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Hey everybody, im just getting into starting a lawn care buisness and i am confused about fertilizing lawns. I know there are fertilizers such as lime and winter care but i have no clue as to when to use them and or others. any help about when you need to or should fertilize lawns to keep the nice and green would be greatly appreaciated!

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There is a Pesticide and fertilizer section a little lower on the main forums page. Also, do you have a pesticide license? You need one to apply anything to treat "pests" for a fee on someone else's property.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:23 PM
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Excuse me, have you taken the yard Lesson course 101b "Surprise consumption of dog fecal matter with trimmer string" yet?
It is a required course for all new arrivals wishing to become bona fide lawn boys,
agreed it isn't the most fun but everybody has to take it, no excuses.
Please, proceed right that way.

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Old 06-02-2011, 07:13 PM
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Hahahaha...Been there done that, bought the T-shirt, took a picture and sent it home to mom.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:25 PM
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@Lawn Care Guy:
As mentioned before, there is a specific forum just for fertilizing. Anyhow, I was in your shoes at on point. I just started reading A LOT. THen I called the state Ag department and got the study material for my license to spread herbicides and in the study materials and teaches you the basics. Thats a good place to start.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:35 PM
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You need a license in your state to spread fert.?
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:33 AM
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You need a license in your state to spread fert.?
I can't tell if you're joking or not but yes if you spray for a fee/someone else's yard, you have to have a license.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:37 AM
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No, I'm not joking.

You live in the same state I do.

To spray/apply pest./herb. you have to have a license. As far as I know, though....you don't have to have one to spread fert.. Do you know something I don't?
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:40 AM
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No, I'm not joking.

You live in the same state I do.

To spray/apply pest./herb. you have to have a license. As far as I know, though....you don't have to have one to spread fert.. Do you know something I don't?
Oh okay, yes you do. I got mine about 2 months ago when I saw someone post something about it. I had no idea. You can get fined up to $2,000 if you are caught and it's based solely on the discretion of the official that "catches" you. Anything be it fertilizer, round up etc for a "pest" which can be animal or weed, you have to have one.

http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/license.htm
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