Ornamental Shrub/Bush program

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jajwrigh, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
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    I was thinking about implementing a 3 step program of sorts for ornamentals in the next few weeks or so. A fertilizer and maybe some preventative insect controls. What do you guys use? I have 2 bps and a 50 gallon skid to work with. I figured this would be a good way to increase my average $$ per customer. And if anyone is wondering....yes I am licensed for ornamentals as well as turf.
     
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    I offer a dormant oil app and deep root feed with Arbor Green. No insecticides or fungicides unless there is a problem.
     
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    For deep root feedings do you need a fiberglass tank with higher pressures and mechanical agitation?
     
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use a 300 gal fiberglas tank with mech. agitation and about 100 psi at the feeder. According to the Arbor Green instructions, they recommend mechanical agitation for the 12 month rate. You can get away with jet agitation, but they recommend only using the 6 month rate.
     

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