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Customers whom use Scot's Turf Builder Having Issues?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lego, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    Impatient people deserve what they get. Good lawn care is not about instant gratification. Pouring on enough fertilizer to make it green RIGHT NOW!!! at the wrong time, using the wrong material is how people get where they are .
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    I was just saying in another thread how nice it would be if Extension Offices condemned the use of 'N' during certain times of the year when 'N' might actually causing damage... Like July,,, when the grass is semi-dormant from the heat or maybe completely dormant from drought...

    H.O.s are looking at the TGCL types and believing that they are watching the 'experts' on lawncare... Actually they are watching 'experts' and selling unnecessary applications,,, or what I like to call, RipOffs... :)
  3. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    TGCL? Not sure what that means.

    Don't you know? The lawn doesn't need water, it needs Nitrogen!
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    TGCL is the national TrueGreen ChemLawn company...

    Were these lawns irrigated at the time of Application???
  5. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    I always call them Trugreen only. Sorry

    There is no irrigation system on any of the properties.
    One of the owners did tell me that he uses a river behind his house which he has a pump hooked up to to water his lawn, which he told me he did all summer long. No idea of the accuracy or amounts though.

    The others as far as I know no water.
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    That is pretty normal... They had no business trying to stimulate top growth by stressing the dry roots... I wouldn't expect too much else to give any real indications as to the brown spots...
    Cool-season grasses may get N in Late Spring , but then not again until after the Heat of Summer has passed AND there is good soil moisture again... Many non-irrigated lawns really only need a decent Winterizer as there main feed...

    This year it seems that the Late August feeding could very well be my 'Winterizer' becuz I see there are still 'fertilizer prills' in the grass as I'm blowing leaves...
  7. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,365

    around these parts, its TruBrown :waving:

  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    Why is fertilizer even being applied to a dried out lawn? That is just not done in my parts. Especially not on a residential lawn.
  9. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    Couldnt tell you , I was just called cause the lawns look terrible.
  10. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    The company Scotts does a nice job around my immediate area and have a decent market share. They run a hell of a marketing and advertising campaign. The ad they play on the screen at Turner Field for their Turf Builder fert is pretty convincing. They have the benefit of major brand recognition since whole isles at homedepot and the like are filled with there products.

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