how not to do an application

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,521

    Pulled up to mow one of my mowing and application customers today and couldn't help but notice how brown the neighbor's centipede lawn was. Well upon further inspection I noticed the following!! Maybe I should leave a card!

    badapplication2.jpg

    badapplication1.1.jpg
     
  2. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,115

    Nice. Looks like the guy may have had an early liquid lunch and was dancing in the yard while he was applying!:dancing: Def. leave a card.
     
  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    What's wrong with it? :p
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,536

    Can you even do that by accident? Looks someone writing with Roundup.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  5. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,414

    yikes,

    this 1st pic looks as though letters or words were written in the turf with
    a non-selective or something,

    maybe he the customer didnt pay the bill
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,943

    Was this a liquid job? Or a spreader? Or was he spreading it by hand?

    It happens--first day on the job with a real big company. Everybody else got the good spreaders. Our rookie got the one with the rusted out or missing spinner cotter pin.

    Seriously, one of our guys got a spreader one day that had been dropped off a truck. It only had a handle on the left side. Not a happy camper by 5 pm.
     
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    The photo on the left seems to have circular declining areas...........disease!

    Photo 2 appears to be misapplication problems!!

    Well--after further inspection........from my angle.............I can't help but comment that it looks like a cone nozzle applying something for broadleaf.
     
  8. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,719

    Well, maybe it was small aliens and that is their form of crop circles
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  9. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 979

    Looks like a not so friendly competitor did a Gyl-by. Like a drive by only with roundup instead
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,943

    Think Green has a good point. It really looks like a cone nozzle or flat fan used in some kind of wand or spray gun.

    Clearly, the centipede was not equipped to handle this stuff.
     

Share This Page