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Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by crazymike, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    staging isn't really a problem. I can use utility vehicles with a trailer.

    Neither is buying the right equipment within reason.
     
  2. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    As for irrigation. There is not much irrigation and I do the mowing. I want nice growth and lush grass. This is a first class account not a hack and slash and leave.
     
  3. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    If you have a utility vehicle that you can mount a small electric spreader on then that would be your most economical method. I have used them to cover very large areas. I have never tried the product called One App so I can't vouch for it's predictability but I know IBDU like the back of my hand and it will give you the most controlled slow release of any fertilizer. A perfect product for someone that has to mow also. It's not cheap though. I sold it up until 2000 and it was $35.00 back then. 3 bags/acre to get a 1lb rate (approximately).
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,768

    You do the mowing...and yet you want "lush" green grass. Not many cutters want to cut lush grass. Maybe you can apply the fert in the cool rainy weather of early spring and late fall. Rain for green; cool temps for slower growth. April, October? Or maybe if it is non-irrigated...it would be best to apply fert in hot weather when it is brown and not growing. Maybe you need a separate program for the irrigated areas.

    Is this a no herbicide, no crabgrass control situation? No grub control?
     
  5. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    overall appearance and presentation is more important than getting in and getting out. The job is priced accordingly.

    Weed control is manual and weeds are only prevalent on road sides and gardens.

    crabgrass/grub is not part of this bid scope.

    Thanks for the input people, I have a good grasp of what the fertilizer aspect entails and how to go about it.
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    all u need is a push spreader and a case of redbull and a get r done t shirt
     
  7. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    LMAO! Post of the year! "yeah you wuss" lol!
     

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