It hit the fan here....

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Man guys, have seen highs in the Upper 70's here the last two days, with another day of the same tomorrow. HIGHLY unusual for the Upper Midwest end of March. Heck, we had snow cover just over 2 weeks ago?!?!
    The lawns really are greening up in front of my eyes. Rd 1 going to start probably a full 3 weeks early.

    What a rush of calls and e-mails for ests....I am sure you can attest.
    Its a fun time of year, albeit a little hectic. Wish you could spread some of this spring euphoria out over the whole year:)
     
  2. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You mean to tell me you haven't atarted round 1 yet?

    I have over 300 customers and will be done by the end of next week. On to Seeding and first spring hort I and D's

    What are you waiting for?
     
  3. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    What if we get a Late freeze?
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  4. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yep the same thing here.i Have been spraying for the last 2 days it rained monday and was wet yesterday a lot better to day going to be 75 tomorrow 80 sat and sun to hot to quick
    Charles Cue
     
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    For one thing I will have a tenth of the customers you have. Only my 2nd year (although I do other things than just lawns). I can get done with a round in 2-3 days. For another thing, we were fully dormant up to yesterday. I think there is a good window to do Rd 1 over the next couple weeks. I am watching soil temps.

    Pls don't prejudge until you know the facts of who you are talking to. Don't worry, I won't miss Rd 1. Can always move from Barricade to Dimension ya know....
     
  6. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    It's been snowing here all day. :(
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    Like real snow? ( snow that can be plowed) or snow that just melts when it hits the ground?
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  8. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 525

    Warm here in N Illinois too, but soil temps are only in the low 40's. I like to wait 'til the last minute and spray the broadleaves when I put down my pre-m. Doing it this way saves a lot of calls asking when the do the weeds get sprayed.
     
  9. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    Sometimes I wish I could wait until the last minute too. Customer count and cash flow do not allow that here...Maybe if I were full maintenance.
     
  10. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283



    Why would anyone wait? 2-3 days a round, or not there is no reason for it. Why put off till tomorrow what you can get done today? Get after it already.
    NOW is the time to pick up new accounts. Be out there & people will ask/no BEG for a quote on the spot this time of the year. Every day that goes by the number of people needing to set up fert for the year gets lower-Kinda like musical chairs:usflag:
     

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