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Old 04-16-2013, 09:12 PM
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Fertilizer and weed control

Looking for suggestions on treating a 8,000 sq ft lawn with fertilizer and weed control here in NC. What to charge?
Suggestion on products?
Granular or liquid?

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:24 PM
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:31 PM
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The next exam is a month away and I was looking to take the class/ exam but that is further away and I kinda need a hand now
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:48 PM
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Lot's of info availbale on fetilizer and pesticide forums on this site.
Be aware that a general ? like you are asking may not be received well.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:51 PM
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:25 PM
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What type of grass are you treating, warm or cool season? If it's fescue, that should have been fertilized prior to April 1st in this area. If you're doing any type of weed control for compensation, that requires a license.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:29 PM
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:12 AM
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The lic is a joke. My business partner passed his and still knows very little about treatments. 8k sq ft I would charge 60 bucks per app. I am assuming you are treating fescue. I'd use a fertilizer, doesn't matter which but if you wait any longer I'd switch to just iron and fungicide with fescue during summer. Any 3way product you can mix with it. Fescue isn't easily harmed by three way.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:04 PM
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The lic is a joke. My business partner passed his and still knows very little about treatments. 8k sq ft I would charge 60 bucks per app. I am assuming you are treating fescue. I'd use a fertilizer, doesn't matter which but if you wait any longer I'd switch to just iron and fungicide with fescue during summer. Any 3way product you can mix with it. Fescue isn't easily harmed by three way.
Getting licensed teaches you what to do, unfortunately they don't teach you how to do. They leave that up to you to figure out by taking classes, self educating, hopefuly work with someone who is experienced or dare I say, come here to learn
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:13 PM
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Well I do frequent this site for just that, learning. I worked for another company for years and years before I went started my own company and had to get licensed. Working the industry will be far more helpful than a test. My advice to anyone working with chemicals would be to work for someone else first to see the day to day aspects. The study material here in GA isn't all that helpful as I'm sure you know. It's mainly just very basic stuff that hasn't been updated since the 80's.
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