"Bring it through the house"

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by zechstoker, May 31, 2013.

  1. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    The request made by the customer was to cut down the tiny yard low as possible, and spray it with whatever herbicides required to kill it. The bulk of it just seems to be foxtails, so no biggie... Fusilade II should handle that well enough, and throw in some Roundup to kill the few broadleafs that are hanging out. Also wants some ivy trimmed that's hanging on the stucco wall. The work wouldn't take much time at all, and it's just a one-time service, but hauling everything through the house just seems sketchy as all can be.

    Her plan is to get it all cleaned up, and then put down some rocks or mulch in place of the existing lawn. Kinda glad she hasn't asked me if I'd do that as well, but now that I said that, I probably just jinxed myself. Haha
  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Using dollar a gallon round up on parts and $90 a pint Fusilade on others, why not use the R/U on the whole thing?

    I like that idea.
  3. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    It may just be that I don't mix my R/U strong enough, but I haven't had much luck with this stuff killing grass-like weeds effectively. I'm currently using Roundup Pro Concentrate, and mixing it at 2.5 oz/gal. for most applications. At least with the Fusilade II, I know it's going to get the job done.

    PS: Completely open to suggestions on better ways to handle the spraying. Thanks for the feedback!
  4. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    Looking over the label again, my 2.5 oz/gal mix is about twice as strong as it says it needs to be to control foxtails. Something's definitely not right, but not sure what.
  5. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    It seems that from a landscape maintenance standpoint interior court yards for nursing homes and the like have zero consideration entry/exit. I do understand having to keep the inmates enclosed and protected from the outside world,however I suspect the same planners for tree requirements to secure CO's are to blame as well. Life was much simpler and easy when Common Sense ruled.
    easy-lift guy
  6. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Maybe sell her on the idea of having a gate in her wall lol
  7. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    Is the area small enough that you could just bring a weedwhacker/trimmer through the house so that it doesnt make such a mess?
  8. calvinslawnservices

    calvinslawnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    You could always just throw the debris over the wall and walk through the house to get back and forth.
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,746

    just spray it and kill everything and then maybe put down landscape fabric, plastic, or something and cover it with rocks, stone paths, or whatever. seems that is something they are wanting to go for.

    2.5oz per gallon of water the roundup should kill anything almost. i normally mix it up at 2oz per gallon for the roundup brand. if using off brand i mix it up 2.5oz per gallon because it's not as strong as the regular round up.
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,123

    You know, they do make drop cloths these days. Kinda helps keep the mess off the carpet. Try to sell them on a nice low-maintenance design.

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