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Less than four apps?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DaleL, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Posts: 77

    Try nitroform 40-0-0 @ 3# N/ 1000 and you can get away with one application a year. Just a thought!
     
  2. nitrofrom or uf is 38-0-0
     
  3. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Posts: 77

    Regal Chemical sells a nitroform 40-0-0 thank you very much.
     
  4. Funny,

    My bag from regal chemical is 38-0-0
    11.4% other water soluble n
    26.4% water insoluble n

    Nutralene is a 40-0-0
    thanks very much
     
  5. Eeven better yet 49-0-0 46% water souluable urea you want green this is it...
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    way to hot
     
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    look, i can get by on 3-4 apps too, provided everything else is done to the letter ex: watering, aeration, etc. but, since this will almost never happen, its much easier to sell a fert program, with 6 apps, get pre paid, and not have to deal with the customers negligence, or mother nature.
     
  8. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    It's all in perception, some people want nice and green in early summer and no weeds, they don't care about a thorough service. Sell them what they want. Others want the whole program. I'm in this to make money,anyway possible. If another company wants to turn them away, great, more money for me. I charge more for less than 5 apps and tell them upfront there is NO guarantees at all. It's working for me.
     
  9. DaleL

    DaleL LawnSite Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 49

    Thanks to you all! You've been gracious to share this info with me and others...

    DaleL
     
  10. turf78

    turf78 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Keep annual rate of N/M at the level the turf you are working on needs. For the people that are putting down more than 4 lbs of N/M on cool season turf I hope you are working on hyprid bluegrass lawns. Be aware of you soils "salt index".
     

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