Start up lawn care

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MGB Guy, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. MGB Guy

    MGB Guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I recently obtained my pesticide use license and I am going to start doing lawn care. I would just like to know what everyone is using as the start up for yards for basic lawn fertilization. Any help/ideas are greatly appreciated.
  2. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Easiest way to start is go to your local Lesco dealer and they will recommend a program for your area.
  3. Ecobjs

    Ecobjs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I agree that is the fastest way to get started. Also talk to your Extension office and see what material they have. Also Make sure that the Lesco program is for your area, as it is my understanding that they have different programs of different parts of the country. Also let them know what types of grasses you treat as this will have the greatest impact on your program.
  4. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    You might want to consider selling your potential customers on soil testing. That can be done for a minimal cost, and that way you can design the proper fertilization program for their lawn. The soil test is inexpensive enough that you may want to do it for "free", instead building in the cost with your fert application fees. Every customer likes to get something for free, and you make them feel special, having a treatment program custom designed for their lawn. Talk about looking professional!

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