Lesco products

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Grass, May 30, 2007.

  1. Green Grass

    Green Grass LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 163

    I am looking to start using Lesco Products instead of the current off brand stuff that i use i am wondering what everyone recommends for treatments using Lesco products they offer so many different products it can confuse a guy in a hurry. What is everyone using for a spreader? Any secrets when using dry chemicals to make the yard perfect and not have any stripes i see some of the other local guys end up with darker and lighter spots in yards.
     
  2. Superbrock

    Superbrock LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Cut the rate in 1/2 and do a north/south, east/west pattern to eliminate striping.
     
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,861

    Hi Green Grass. We used to use Scotts by the semi load (largest buyer in our state according to our Scotts saleslady), but we quit using them after their "breakup". We've used LESCO fert eversince, and we could not be happier. Not sure, but I think LESCO is the Nation's largest producer of lawn fert? LESCO has been our most trusted & most reliable vender for many years now, so I totally recommend them. I'm not sure how the merger with John Deere will affect things. As far as a lawn program for your area, just ask your local LESCO guys. Lawn spreaders?....we mostly use LESCO's, but we also use two (heavier) Spyker 288's on a daily basis. Both are good. The Spykers really throw out the fert! Some of my applicators prefer the old-style LESCO spreaders over the newer (more cumbersome) LESCO spreaders. We overlap when we spread and never make two passes cuz it just ain't needed if you are properly trained. Bottom line: I suggest you contact your local LESCO. Good luck. Your I-35 buddy, americanlawn.
     
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    We use a TON of Lesco products at my full-time job. Fert, seed, chemicals, icemelt, plus- we have sprayers,, spreaders, and the hydrostatic turf renovator(seeder) which is an awesome piece of equipment. They've always been good to us.
     
  5. villagegreenlandscape

    villagegreenlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    We use Lesco chemicals and fertilizer. We also use their spreader, ditto regarding simply overlapping and not criss-crossing. We don't use their backpack weed sprayers - they kept leaking all over our backs - nasty! Last year we tried the Stihl sprayers and they've worked pretty well - at least they don't leak.
     
  6. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    My Lesco guy said stay away from the Lesco backpack sprayers... he had another brand, Dutch company I think, the he said was much better. Good to know he's giving me good info!
     
  7. Drake Lawn and Pest

    Drake Lawn and Pest LawnSite Member
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    My company uses Lesco products also. They are a great company that are always trying to advance themselves by testing new products to stay at the top, while others(Scotts) just make it consumer safe. On the subject of sprayers, I rely on Shindaiwa. Check there full line out.
     
  8. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    I think you're talking about GILMOUR backpack sprayers.


    Lesco only started carrying those because :

    a) they already carried the green gilmour 1, 2, and 3 gallons handtanks, and
    b ) they had numerous issues with the Solo backpacks that were going unresolved- so much so that at one point they were actually giving reject sprayers away for parts or whatnot...

    I know, 'cause I got three! :)

    Quality of the Gilmour backpacks ?
    Dunno...don't have one.
    Time will tell...look pretty bulky and cumbersome to me, though.
     
  9. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    Not a Gilmour.... Bleichman, or something like that.... German maybe?
     
  10. JWTurfguy

    JWTurfguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    I think you might be referring to Birchmeier, a really good product, especially when dealing with thicker solutions like anti-dessicants and deer repellants. They're expensive (200-300 dollars or so) but well worth the investment. Price them out, though, since Lesco isn't the only one selling them. You can also buy them directly from the net.
     

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