Around fences and flower beds...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by angnak, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. angnak

    angnak LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 30

    What do you guys use around the above as a growth regulator or whatever?
    The reason I ask is because I have a client that has a vinyl fence that has a board each side of the runner that is spaced about 3in apart and the grass in between I can not get to. Any suggestions? I have already chipped a couple of places.
  2. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 742

    Roundup!!! In A Spray Tank Spray A Thin Line Near The Fence All The Way Down It !! Best Of Luck
  3. angnak

    angnak LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 30

    I was trying to stay away from turning the grass brown. Doesn't look good to me.
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    PGR's are labeled for use on commercial properties only and if the NC Dept of AG catches you using any on residential lawns they will cite you. This assumes you are license as an applicator. If not you'd be in even deeper with them.
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    With a growth regulator you will still have to cut it ever so often. But like MMLawn said you can't use the pGR on residential. Round up would be about the only alternative that I can think of, assuming you are licensed.
  6. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    Check Cut Less.

    I saw no notice for commercial restrictions.
  7. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    edge a line, use round up inside the line.

    then continuosly edge and spray periodically for weeds.

    3 inch border. after a few weeks it will look normal.
  8. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    We tell the customer its thier responsibility and explain why our trimmers cant do the job,We also wont trim around vinly siding because it cant be done w/o the chance of daamgeing it eventually. 95% understand and agree when it's explained properly

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