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Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Day off?, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Does Plant-It-Earth who is associated with the turfmarker brand not do this? From the literature I have seen them leave on customers doors around here recently they list that they keep weeds out of the bed areas as one of their services that makes them different from other providers along with video recording the application on each property. They are located in the Tampa area from my understanding.

    Your point is taken though on many do not offer this service or are willing to offer bed services of any kind.
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mike~ I'm going to assume most squirt guys aren't interested or can't do it for a price accepted by the masses. None of my customers that have a spray service use them for bed week control. Personally I don't think it can be controlled in the 6~7 times a year the squirt guy comes.
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  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    hello!!!!!
     
  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I do not think they can control to make it worth there while vs us who on the property each week....but I did want to mention that PIE company because they state that they do and they are in the Tampa area.....not sure that it is true but they claim on there doorhangers and flyers. They have not grabbed a market share here that I am aware of so I can not testify to it.
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've only seen them in one large development in Land O' Lakes just north of Tampa. I have almost 40 accounts in that area and quite a few use PIE. Good work on the turf but if they're treating the beds for weeds I can't tell. I'm still having to spot spray with each service visit. Strange absence of TG in this neighborhood. I don't think I've ever seen them in Tampa.:usflag:
     
  6. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here in the Villages, there are tons of companies that offer nothing but bed services. Shrub trimming, weed control, color rotations, anything bed related, in any combination.

    Lawn services compete on the $30 - $50/month strata so they have to have large number of accounts to stay alive. I guess that doesn't leave them any time left for anything other than banging as many properties in a given day.

    Such is life.

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  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    OMG T ......I did not know you were in the Villages!;););) They must not know you tend to lean to the left in real life there yet or I am pretty sure they would of hung you there from what I have heard at least burned you at the stake :blob2::blob2::blob2:


    Are you a closet right winger T? Do any lefties besides yourself live in the villages.
     
  8. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    Chill out. I'm not.

    I'm not far from it though. But far enough to escape the powerful vortex field of craziness from the soon-to-be-dead crowd in their next to hell level existence of Palin idolizing.

    "She's so real!.... And she speaks the truth!!!"

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  9. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    The do appear to be a different crowd up there for sure.
     
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    It can't be done if bed weed control consists of RoundUp or QuickPro. I frequently am faced with beds having issues with RoundUp resistant weeds such as Kyllinga or Nutsedge. Another issue is prolific seeders such as prostrate spurge or bittercress. What ends the weed party are herbicides targeting sedges and an extensive preemergent program that is effective against broadleaves. DNA herbicides or Dimension do not do well on broadleaves. For that, Gallery, Ronstar, or Sureguard are needed. Ronstar and Sureguard need to be applied as directed sprays under and around ornamentals. That means a pressure regulated wand applying a set volume per 1000 sq ft.

    I might need 4 visits in the first 2 months, after that, it is maintaining the preemergent barriers. If a site is heavily infested with purple nutsedge, for which there are no selective preemergents, then the needs are much higher. BTW, it is seldom that a landscaped area does not have a purple nutsedge problem. Thank you EPA for making it almost impossible to do pre plant fumigation on sites other than farms.
     

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