changing program for next yr.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by teejet, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    Rd. 1 1/4 lb. N, 1/3 lb. K, barricade, iron

    Rd. 2 3/4 lb. UMAXX, 1/2 lb. SOP, barricade, iron, blanket spray

    Rd. 3 spot spray summer weeds/ sedge(2 visits 3weeks apart)

    Rd. 4 3/4 lb. UMAXX, 1/3lb. SOP, iron, blanket spray (non-2,4d)

    Rd. 5 1 lb N, blanket spray


    I don't want people to have to call me about sedges and crabgrass. I also don't want to have to call them and ask to spray for extra. Want to keep my price per app low, therefore I am thinking charging everyone for just weed control in summer. Most of my accounts are close so I could stop by twice and spot spray. If I am going to backpack weeds in the summer I would like to get paid.

    Zoysia lawns will get fert on Rd.3 and lawns with little weeds would also.
     
  2. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 233

    Sorry, I forgot to mention what I was changing. Rd. 3 was fert and spot spray. Also lowering the nitrogen on first app. , and adding a blanket spray on Rd.4

    Does anyone see any problems with this plan? What I am trying to do is reduce spot spraying to only the rd.3. I am close to most of my lawns so I plan on hitting them twice during the summer for cragrass and sedges for the price of one app.

    I should have the weed control more then covered. Do you think my fert plan is up to par?
     
  3. sedge

    sedge LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many weeks apart?

    What are you blanket spraying at each round?
     
  4. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    About 7 weeks apart. I use 3 way w/ quicksilver usually, and for the non-24D I use triclopyr and quicksilver or something similiar.
     
  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    Teejet; what's your rate of barricade for both applications and cost per M ?
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  6. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    Max. rate atleast. With the majority on the second app. Cost for barricade is $13 per ac. with a split app. at max. rate.
     
  7. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think I am switching to barricade from dimension . Always wanted to try it.
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  8. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    Sorry,I double checked and that price gives me 1lb. active ingredient. I think the max is 1.5lbs. That would make it $19.5 per acre split.
     
  9. lush&green

    lush&green LawnSite Member
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  10. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 233

    , Yes I offer grub control when giving an estimate. Less then half take it. Price is same as regular app. I think I have about 15 out of 110 that get grub control.
    I use a generic merit cost about 15 per acre.

    I am still a little green but how would you spot grub damage this yr. with all the lawns dead from drought?
     

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