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What\'s a good Program

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pcs, Mar 9, 2001.

  1. pcs

    pcs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    I was just wondering how you get grass so green and with no weeds? What's a good program that I can offer to my customers.
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    hhhmmm.... where do I start... I use granular fertilizers and liquid herbicides. Seem you need to read up on this before you apply any chemicals to customers lawns. There are strict laws pertaining to pesticide application.
  3. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Regular fertilization and water. I don.t do chemicals so I stick to the theory that if you get the grass to grow to it.s potential you will crowd out a large percentage of the weeds. Do a search on the type of grass you have there and see what the Universities recommend for fertilization.
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    I would check with these two organizations for the info you are looking for:

    United Horticultural Supply
    Canada Division
    Dorchester,ON NOL 1G5


    Hope this gets you started in the right direction.
  5. Pick up the Ortho All About Lawns book at Home Depot. Gots lots of picks and all lawn probs/solutions. The lawn-boys bible.

    Surfs Up!

  6. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    hey psc, check out the new lawn and landscape it has around 50 pages about fertilizers if not more. everything the break downs and what company makes it.
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Not a great believer in specified programs as each
    lawn is different w different needs.Thats where the
    booklarnin ends an the knowledge from experience begins.
    That may sound a little snug,but there are some who can tell more in 5min than other LCOs can after 6 months.
    I know this to be the case cause I meet one every now and then.

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