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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey Bill, or treegal, or anyone... I was wanting to know how much vanilla it would take to help nock down the smell. Or if anyone else had any ideas too that would be nice.
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My head isn't doing the math for some reason but we use 2 Gallons in 275 gallon totes to cut the smell on one of our products so not much

    I'm not sure what that ratio is
     
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    my wife worked at a restaraunt, she's taking off due to the newborn, and she said she didn't think the stuff was too cheap. Are we talking about the same stuff?
     
  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    first try some molasses, and then get the water wand out, that will give you a more open flow less pressure, and twice the volume, then add more water, and some molasses/yucca.
     
  5. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    you can also add some charcoal fines, the vanilla is a great smell blocker, just to rich for me$$$. there are also several other smells that can mask the odor, we have fell in love with some lavender extract, and it was not to expensive
     
  6. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    sounds good, what are charcoal fines? and the water wand? is that what you get for like washing your car? I had a half full/ half empty tank this morning, filled it back up with some water, added ICT's product to make up for the added H20 and left the fert the same, now being half the app. I figured since I have two registered ferts I was already doing more than most, so cutting one in half couldn't hurt things too much. I got two lawns treated today, one RIGHT before the rains hit, and the second as it was raining. The rest of the day was slap full of estimates. I plan on only treating tomorrow and MAYBE an estimate or two if they are in the right area. I do have a few meetings in the morning that I don't particularly look forward to but that's business.
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    For the odor--you might try laundry detergent. Some types have built in "Fresh Laundry" odor. I use detergents sometimes to enhance the wetting ability of the spray solution. Helps to loosen clay soils also. Use about 4 ounces per load--I mean tank. Family Dollar has some off brands that are inexpensive. Fabric softner would probably work also.
     
  8. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I love smart people.
     
  9. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Its true that dish washing soap, and the like, disrupts surface tension in water it is a great surfactant
     
  10. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    How about diluting the concentrate Itself before mixing?:)

    That fish can really smell bad...It will also a track the animals at night
     

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