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Anyone currently/used to run only granular fertilizer???

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by MacLawnCo, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
    Posts: 424

    does ohio require you to work under a licensed firm for a set amount of time? michigan has this stated in their laws.
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    Im almost positive i can just go strait out on my own. Im sure they will send me more info with my liscense.
  3. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
    Posts: 424

    i checked for you, ohio laws are different than michigan, yet you can obtain a michigan license with a proper mailing address. what the crap
  4. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Posts: 194

    I'm with the rest of you guys weeds need to die with liquid atleast until they make a granular that works. I spray for weeds all the time and fungicide when needed, but I use granular fungicide for pink and gray snow mold it has worked the best for me. I use granular fertilzers all the time except when I use iron to make things real green then I spray.
  5. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    Anyone know the approx price of the 6 or 10 gallon models? Also, is there a way to calibrate without switching nozzles?
  6. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    6 gallon- $656.22
    10 gallon- $720.22
    Prices are from A.M. Leonard. I'm not sure about the calibration.
  7. SystemXpert

    SystemXpert LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    I have found the best approach is to use a combination of granular and spray.

    I'm following the Lesco Fescue program. It works quite well, but I don't attempt to use any granular weed control products except PRE-M.

    Instead I use as small sprayer and spot spray weeds. However, I only do small lawns. I have been told numerous times by the Lesco reps NOT to blanket lawns with weed controls unless they are truly infested with weeds. (granular or liquid)

    So I spot spray for weed controls and use granular for everything else.

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    Lesco may have a good point. I have noticed that blanket spraying of lawns seems to cause decline. You see more thatch very often. I think that it kills off essential microbes. The thing is that you can only spot spray weeds that you can see at the time. Walk over a 1/4" dandy and it'll be glowing in another week.

    Customers only want to see a clean lawn.

    You almost have to give it a blanket at least once.

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