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Old 03-14-2013, 04:26 PM
B&Clawncare B&Clawncare is offline
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Help!

I have been doing lawn stuff for a couple years now and this year I wanted to get into spraying...

I have passed the necessary exams already and am licensed and insured.
I traded some extra equipment and got 125 gallon skid sprayer. 4 HP engine putting down 1.5 gal per 1000 square foot with a spray systems gun.

I plan on mostly laying down some liquid fertilizer and broad leaf prevention


And that's where I get lost Does that output sound alright?
Secondly, I live in Iowa so I am curious if anyone has any recommendations as what to put down and when.
Liquid or granular fert?

ANY help would be really appreciated. I just want to make sure I am doing this all right.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:24 AM
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Anyone?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:33 AM
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bump.... Come on guys
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:56 PM
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I'm not from your area so I can't give you advice. It's not that people aren't willing to help it's just that your questions are so general. We've all been where you are. Maybe consult with a local John Deere Landscape or similar store for some sort of program.

I do know that putting down liquid fert at 1.5 gallon per 1000 will likely cause burn unless watered in immediately.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:11 PM
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1.5 gallons per thoussand is not enough water for liquid fert application. Its a good setup for herbicide though, especially if you can get the rate of application down to about 1 gal per thousand. Maybe walk faster?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:11 AM
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Thanks. How abou weed and feed? That's about 90% of what anyone puts down in my area anyway.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:45 AM
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Keep in mind that concentrated urea solutions pull water out of the grass plant--resulting in fert burn.
You get better quality results when combining liquid weed spray with a good granular fert (with at least 50 percent slow release). You need more water volume to do weed and feed as a liquid. UNLESS...
you understand it fully...
and the temps stay below 70...
and you use a very low rate of urea...
and a low rate of potash...
and can accept the quick release properties of urea
or you can accept the high cost of buying liquid fertilizer...

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Old 03-19-2013, 01:12 PM
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Looks like the way to go is liquid weed control and granular fert?
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