trampolines and applicating fert.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    do you move trampolines while applicating?
  2. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 706

    No -- most are made of mesh and you can jsut spray right through the top of them. The bouncy part. I have found that you need to go slightly slower though to account for the added splasha nd run-off from the spray that doesn't make it through the mesh.
  3. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 706

    just kiddin' :)

    I only have one customer who has it and it bare dirt underneath -- so I leave it be. I do spray braodleaf unerneath it though jus tto knock down the weeds.
  4. If the trampoline can be moved, I will move it so I an apply an even application. The homeowners seems to appreciate it so that makes the extra effort worth it.
  5. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I wouldn't touch could loosen a connection and next time their kid goes to play the thing collapses and you know what happens next (lawsuit). If anything, spray round-up underneath as I'm sure whoever is mowing the property doesn't want the grass to grow underneath it. I know as both an applicator and a maintainer, I don't want anything growing underneath.
  6. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    Generally will not move trampolines. I try to push a little fert in there and combined with what goes under on my passes to either side it works pretty well. The one time I moved one the owner had said" yeah, just pick up the one side and it will roll for you". That cost me about 5-10 minutes trying to get it back together.
  7. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    I'm with Scraper - we NEVER move trampolines. I explain that there is too much liability for us and we just don't do it. Most people understand and are okay with it after they are told why.
  8. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    I'll squat down and spray under it. I'll throw some extra granular under there to be sure it can be seen...Drew
  9. You people say you don't move trapolines for liability reasons all raise a valid point.

    I think I will change my policy on that, and just throw a little fert under them and treat around them from now on.

    Thanks for the upgrade guys.
  10. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    I too am changing my policy to not moving trampolines. I can't believ I never thought about the potential of a liabilty issue!

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