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Fertilizer and weed control

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Googus, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Googus

    Googus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    Looking for suggestions on treating a 8,000 sq ft lawn with fertilizer and weed control here in NC. What to charge?
    Suggestion on products?
    Granular or liquid?

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  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Get your License and that will answer your ?
  3. Googus

    Googus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    The next exam is a month away and I was looking to take the class/ exam but that is further away and I kinda need a hand now:)
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  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,583

    Lot's of info availbale on fetilizer and pesticide forums on this site.
    Be aware that a general ? like you are asking may not be received well.
  5. Googus

    Googus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    That's fair. I deserve it.
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  6. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    What type of grass are you treating, warm or cool season? If it's fescue, that should have been fertilized prior to April 1st in this area. If you're doing any type of weed control for compensation, that requires a license.
  7. Googus

    Googus LawnSite Member
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    GALAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    The lic is a joke. My business partner passed his and still knows very little about treatments. 8k sq ft I would charge 60 bucks per app. I am assuming you are treating fescue. I'd use a fertilizer, doesn't matter which but if you wait any longer I'd switch to just iron and fungicide with fescue during summer. Any 3way product you can mix with it. Fescue isn't easily harmed by three way.
  9. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 984

    Getting licensed teaches you what to do, unfortunately they don't teach you how to do. They leave that up to you to figure out by taking classes, self educating, hopefuly work with someone who is experienced or dare I say, come here to learn:laugh:
  10. GALAWN

    GALAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    Well I do frequent this site for just that, learning. I worked for another company for years and years before I went started my own company and had to get licensed. Working the industry will be far more helpful than a test. My advice to anyone working with chemicals would be to work for someone else first to see the day to day aspects. The study material here in GA isn't all that helpful as I'm sure you know. It's mainly just very basic stuff that hasn't been updated since the 80's.

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