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Ever Had This Happen?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Field General, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Field General

    Field General LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I go to a fellas house about a mile from mine. I give a price of $50.00 to treat 8000sq.ft. Just fertilizer and weed control. the lawn is in very nice condition few weeds but it is loaded with clover...I mean loaded.

    First he almost wants to argue about the price....HE THINKS ITS TO LOW...he says he doesn't want me to shortchange myself. then he lays this one on me, He says,"can you leave as much clover as possible, my wife loves it."

    I laughed all the way home. I think I am going to like my new customer.
  2. cwags73

    cwags73 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Maybe clover seeds will be cheaper than fert.lol just kidding
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    With all the clover, and the fact that they want you to LEAVE IT, you won't have to do anything but send a bill! (since clover adds nitrogen to the soil, makes the grass around it greener) ((for those that didn't know that))

    I can't stand clover in a lawn. I think it looks as bad, or WORSE than dandelions... Ugly!
  4. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 912

    Cha Ching!!!! $$$$$$$$$$
  5. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501


    Tell him that you are running a special on clover seeding
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,215

    Where is the Octane salesman when you need him?

    Octane and Quicksilver are weak on clover--so--maybe you can kill the other weeds and leave the clover. Just a thought.
  7. Blink74

    Blink74 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    of course you agreed to charge him $60, right?

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    Just use straight 2,4-D It doesnt control clover either.:)
  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    Yup, especially if it is 4 lb 2,4-D amine, that will not kill clover or what is often mistaken for clover, oxalis. Ester will hurt those weeds but not completely kill them.
  10. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    I had a lady ask me to spray around the clover because she liked it. $$$$ anything to please.

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