another company smoked my clients shrubs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    we all know who it was, so i wont say the name. i put in a row of azealeas. area has a problem with aphids. i told client to hire out for spraying of such. they did. the company sprayed "something" on the plants one day when it was 97 degrees out. i know nitrogen when i smell it. the leaves curled, the plants are dead, EVERY ONE OF THEM (LIKE 16). what can i do? the fert company will not budge. i have the d.e.p who would eat them alive for about a million violations (even if this isn't one of them) . suggestions. i may have to dust off the BIG shovel for this
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    What year did this occur? It hasn't been anywhere near 97 in Jersey in quite some time.
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    this past summer
  4. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    Make sure all your ducks are in a row before involving the dep.
    Did you purchase the plants at home/lowes depot? They do have a 1 yr guarantee.
    Is this a good customer that brings you the bucks$$$$ ?
    It's a dilemma that you and only you can decide the solution.

    Good luck!
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    why did you have the client hire out the spraying?
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i am not interested in careing for plants/shrubs on a pesticide level, there just isnt enough $$$ to draw my interest. they were purchased from a reputable nursery
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    What? It's hotter there than it is in MD half the time
  8. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    Wait, that blows, but why is it your problem? Have customer deal with those that sprayed the shrubs.
  9. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576


    Did you only find out about this now?
  10. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Sir Gedd you said in another post that you did deep root applications? Is that not true? I would leave it up to the tree company. They should know better than to spray shrubs in that kind of heat.

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