And why are homeowners allowed to do their own lawn?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grandview (2006), Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I am sure someone at College Station is doing just that. Would be an indestructable lawn for sure.

    Dallis is getting much worse in the last few years and pre-em is more important than ever.
     
  2. Green Grass

    Green Grass LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 163

    grandview not going to lie it looks a lot like my yard.
     
  3. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    You seem relatively smart, so I will take that as a joke....

    Your yard looks awesome, when did you start fertilizing this year
    and what are you using/ rates etc.
    thatching/ aerating/ seeding?
    just curious
     
  4. slemon

    slemon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    So you can treat customers' lawn like pro that knows his stuff. Homeowner can utilize your services or do it himself. If he doesn't read the label too bad for his lawn. I can choose to do my oil change at the dealership or buy oil, filter and get dirty.
     
  5. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,652

    Dalias grass is a perrenial, pre-em wont work. Maybe I am wrong, please let me know if I am bc I dont know what to spray now that MMSA is off the market for resi's
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    You are correct but the Pre-Em works on stopping the spread or some pre-em will stop the spread.

    I have yards full of the stuff next to some of my clients.

    I have heard, a mix of Celsius and Revolver as a spot treatment applied 14 days apart in the later summer / fall will suppress/control.
    I feel the stuff has to be dug up after killing it cause the crown is so dense. Might as well use two rounds of Round up. :laugh:

    Then again I have seen it come back after being what appeared to be completely dead from Round up. :dizzy:
     
  7. Landgreen

    Landgreen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    Mmmm. Similiar to the 85 year old man with parkinsons driving his 40' RV down the interstate dragging a Tahoe behind it. But if us contractors have the wrong type of gas can in our truck we get fined.

    Its all about the $. Just follow the trail. Gotta leave the old timer alone or its gonna hurt tourism etc...
     
  8. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Posts: 503

    Both are a 50/50 mix.. I can see homeowners like me (was a pro back in the day) better than a pro or a pro doing a better job than some homeowners.

    I had a sales rep (and 2 "workers" ) from Tru Green 3 weeks ago stop by while spraying (DIM 2EC) and he had no idea on Dithiopyr or Pendimethalin...sad...

    Take your $450+ "BS" yearly app and beat it.
     
  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    Homeowners are not required to get license becasue gov't knows people would throw them out of office if they tried-we are a minority and therfore people tend to enact thsi type of regulation becasue they don't see it as an infringemnt on their rights
    ....a little more accountability
     
  10. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    As opposed to a "so called" professional like yourself calling this photo into question and making wild claims about runoff, POLLUTION?, over application, destruction and more knee jerk reactionary alarmist BS comments.

    You have no facts, no clue, and no right making these wild claims.

    Looks to me like a roundup application. Perhaps it was to eradicate bent grass. Maybe it was a mis application.

    You simply do not know, and whats more important?

    You don't know, you don't know.
     

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