any guess what trugreen was applying?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,906

    Background - over the last 2 weeks we had 5 straight days of highs in the 100s. the coolest day was 88. Todays high was 101 with the next 2 days forecasted in the 100s. rain is in a shortaged with maybe .5 inches in the last 2 weeks. next chance is 2 days from now and 40%. Things are pretty tough without irrigation.

    Pulling into a neighborhood I passes a trugreen pickup truck with a bed cover and push spreader on the back. My first thought was what is he applying since it was 96 already. The two lawns I saw with signs where centipede and a warmseason mixture. Being that their office is a 45 minute drive with only a pickup truck it couldn't have been a heavy dose.

    Any clue?
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Are you sure it wasn't a T 3000 and Agrium Advanced Tech Products.
  3. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    My guess....

    46-0-0 Urea or 0-0-0 Iron, who knows? I'm sure the driver, can't officially call him a tech, didn't know.
  4. olcllc

    olcllc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 202

    I saw them out two days ago spreading fert on dead (dormant heat stressed) lawns. We've not had rain this entire month and things are beyond dry. I suppose they are getting a head start on their fall apps.

    The few customers here that have irrigation have not used it this year because of cost increases. Water rates went up 60% this spring.
  5. superintendent

    superintendent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Ric, are you saying you don't like agriums products?
  6. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,695

    If it was on centipede that is not on irrigation, probably something that will stress the grass further.
  7. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,506

    Dihydrogen monoxide?
  8. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,506

    oops my mistake, thought it was a spray truck.
  9. tlg

    tlg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 651

    Hey I thought they banned that stuff!!!:laugh:
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776


    Slow Release Fert?


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