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Old 04-09-2013, 04:47 PM
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Customer want me to kill his grass

Thats right.....

He has about 2 acres between the front and back of his house.

he wants the grass in the front of his house to basically not grow, maybe kill it if need be.

Any growth preventer out there to hinder growth??

Id say its about 1 acre
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:05 PM
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Tear it out, and replace it with that funky artificial grass.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:39 PM
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Sounds like he doesn't want to pay to have it taken care of. Trying to keep the weeds out would be fun once the grass is gone. lol

I would tell him to find someone else to kill his front lawn. I wouldn't do it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:02 PM
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I dont cut it, not sure if he does or pays someone else.

I turned him on to Preen or something like it for flower beds, he loved the idea and wants something spread on the front yard to prevent growth or basically like said above to avoid cutting it.

In his backyard he has started planting zoysia and I might finish putting in the zoysia plugs for him this year
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:22 PM
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They do sell growth inhibitors for turf. Hop online and take a look. My local jdl distributor does carry it but for the life of me I can't remember the name.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:31 PM
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embark is one. I've thought about it for ditch banks, but have never used it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:41 PM
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Does he realize it will cost way more to use growth inhibitors than it does to cut it? If all he wants is dead. Mix up the roundup and spray. Roundup was originally invented as an inhibitor. Its nearly impossible to get an even app rate. You will never get the maintained look with inhibitors.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:52 PM
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First off you need to be licensed to apply any herbicide. Which, no offense, but from your comments I would guess you are not. But here are some facts.
If the grass were to be killed off Mother Nature would soon plant something back. Probably what most of us consider weeds which would look unsightly.
If growth regulators were used they are very expensive, more so than mowing.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:02 PM
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I only do site work. I was there for an estimate for landscape raking (rockhound).

He then went on about stopping growth from his front yard. So no I do not have a pesticide license.

Just something I promised him I would look into.

Thanks Guys
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:37 PM
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Bad idea...as weeds and brush would soon take over. And if not, rain would cause soil erosion. And if it gets dry--blowing sand and dust are a possibility.
Plant something that does not need mowing. How about alfalfa. Maybe he can get someone to bale hay and pay him for the privelege.
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