well had my first screw up as an applicator

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by vaacutabove, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well i did a biger total kill of a few gravel lots. Had to make do with what i had a 10gal tank. Put it on the mower and just sprayed over the side. Long story short had to fill drove across the grass to the truck. Left wheel marks the whole way. Thank god the owner just got a laugh out of it. He could care less didnt bill for the job big lesson learned.
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  2. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well lesson learned I guess. We all make mistakes - were only human...........nice to hear that your customer understood and laughed with you on it.
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  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    I once left diquat+Fusilade foot prints across a lawn. Had to kill the turf grass that crept into the existing beds. Customer did not laugh with me. He is no longer my customer due to violations of my terms of service. The fact that he was a @#$% about an honest mistake was a sign of things to come.
     
  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    Yea, don't spray Image around mailboxes when centipede is dormant in early spring. Three pieces of sod is cheap compared to a lifetime of "Lessons Learned" Luckily my own mailbox.
     
  5. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I guess if i had to mess something up this is not to bad he could care less about the yard just didnt want to lose all his gravel.
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  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Chalk it up as experience...I've had some near misses.
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