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Which comes First??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Green-Cuts, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Green-Cuts

    Green-Cuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    Hey
    Do most people fertilize before the cut for the first time after winter or do you cut first and then fertilize?

    Thanks
    BJ
     
  2. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    I'm sure you can do either. But I would prefer to cut it first.
     
  3. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 313

    I try to cut before the first fert. When I cut the first cut is really low too.
     
  4. nephilim0167

    nephilim0167 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    Cut then fertilize. Why suck up any remaining fertilizer? :hammerhead:
     
  5. Green-Cuts

    Green-Cuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    Hi

    I guess that makes sense.:hammerhead:
    BJ
     
  6. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    You can did it before or after. But I like to fert when the yard is cut so the fert gets into the soil, and not blowing away by the mower if you put the fert down first and then mow.
     
  7. Lefty's Lawns

    Lefty's Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I may have as many as 2 cuts before the ground reaches the magic 53 degrees for three consective days. I'm not too anxious to put the pre-em down too early. :usflag:
     

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