Questions about adding spraying & fertilizing service to my lawn mowing business - MN

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Premium Properties Lawns, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any spraying we do early, especially on new customers really cuts down on spraying in the later rounds. The first week we are out (around the 1st of April) there are not weeds to spray, however the other 5 weeks of our round one have weeds growing. Not all weeds are annuals. Yes pre-m does something for weeds (cuts down on annuals) but does nothing for perrenials. If you don't spray creeper starting round one its hard to get under control later. We use oil based weed control when cool and water based when warm. If we waited till round 2 to do weed control, we would have to wait till fall to use T-zone. T-zone works on violets and its too warm to use it round 2 (volitization). We are the only company in the area that controls violets and like that.
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  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Young - difference between us is probably that you have a much larger operation than I do. I can do a round in less than a week. If your rounds are blending all together, then I see the need to be proactive with some of your controls. My rounds are much more defined (so far:)
     
  3. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    Yeah we have over 200 cutomers. Waiting for my computer to come back otherwise i would check, might be close to 250. We don't mow. Takes about 6 weeks per round. DA you use tri-mec then? Have your ever tried more expensive weed controls or oil based in cool times?
     
  4. FertNSquirt

    FertNSquirt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Calibration is simple. Here it is.



    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=307211
     

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