Saw TruGreen

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tiedeman, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    Ya, so I saw TruGreen today doing applications.

    Big deal you say, ya not a big deal.......but wind is at 29MPH, with wind gusts a 49MPH.

    They are stupid:realmad:
     
  2. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Those wankers must have some DEEP pockets to pull that kind of stupidity and think they won't get caught.
     
  3. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    The only wind restriction here is you must keep it on target. There is no set wind speed you have to shut down. How do you prove drift with granular applications after several days?
     
  4. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here it is ILLEGAL to spray if winds are 10mph or higher. I don't spray at 6mph. Granulars are a different product but here have the same restrictions
     
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    water does'nt hurt the neighbors lawns:)
     
  6. saves walking, just stand in one spot and hit the whole yard.
     
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Truth is they won't get caught. Also, this time of year they are mostly spreading straight urea anyway.
     
  8. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm sure the customer has to pay the bill, some homeowners have no clue as to what they get.......I had someone spread some fertilizer a few years bad, $50.00 a pop, once in the spring, once in the winter...I happened to be home during one of those times....they guy loaded his spreader, and started running, yes running...he reloaded only one time....I went out and asked how many bags did you use...he was a mexican guy and said 4..he pointed to the wad of bags in his POS....I know he didn't do 4...but i ended up paying for it when I got the bill...it didn't help calling the company..i just started spreading my own....say some $$$
     
  9. lpwhandyman

    lpwhandyman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    i have a friend that works for them. He was telling me that he was spreading granulars in the snow. I mean we got 3" during this first storm. I just laughed.
     
  10. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    Another example of why only 3 guys at the local branch here passed their tech test.
     

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