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Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by cubsfan1, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. cubsfan1

    cubsfan1 LawnSite Member
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    I have had my pesticeide license for 3 years now and am still learning a lot but I guess I dont understand why tru green is already making lawn applications here in northern illinois when the ground temp is only around 40 degrees.
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  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    germination for crabgrass and other weeds start at soil temps of 55
     
  3. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    They have so many they start early is what I'm told. Would not want to be one of there early customers though.
     
  4. cubsfan1

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  5. cubsfan1

    cubsfan1 LawnSite Member
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    Thats why I was wondering because crabgrass does not germinate untill the soil temp is 55 to 60 degrees so you would just be wasting a lot of the crabgrass control and if you put fert down in the fall the grass should still have stored N
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  6. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Because they care more about the money than their customers lawns. Ever wonder why they have adds on TV, raido, papers, magazines, phone, ect...... all the time? They do not care if what they are doing works as long as they keep getting new customers that have hell when trying to cancel.
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  7. cubsfan1

    cubsfan1 LawnSite Member
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    Thats exactly what I was thinking but I was just wondering if I was off base or if I was missing something
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  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Tru green has been out here for at least two Weeks. No one else had though.
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  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    The main reason that P was banned for lawncare... I'm not a Greenie,,,nor do I believe in gov't control over every little thing,,, BUT THEN,,, you see lawncare "pros" doing this,even on frozen slopes overlooking lakes, and I'm glad that they are at least limitted as to how much garbage is going to wash into the lake...

    A stewardship for the plant is so far off course,,, that the botanical and horticultural considerations are absolutely violated... Greenieness should be driven by sensible botanical considerations instead of PC mythologies...

    TGCL is the leader of wannabees and has the schedule outlined for h.o.s... the h.o.s are out doing the same thing,,, BECAUSE the big boys are doing it...
     
  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I am with you on that and another thing that burns my butt is good ole "Scott" that has been telling everybody around here to "feed yer Lawn" for the last month when the only thing green is the weeds. Mr & Mrs Homeowner thinks it is time because someone that wants to sell as much product as they can told them to.
     

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