Fungicide Seasons Ending

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RAlmaroad, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,257

    I've been applying fungicides since April. Seems this has been the worst year ever for fungi. Cost has been extremely high but not as costly as the golf courses supers tell me; some have reported that a 5 day rotation was needed to just keep some under control--me every 10-14 days which was bad enough. It's been a real uphill battle. I did one lawn at cost hoping for another contract but the owner said "It'll be fine till next year"...Yea, because of me...He need not ever ask again. Another client is moving--I've been through that last year. Jerk who bought that house is not even irrigating on a regular basic..Lawn looks like crap. It was manicured when the former owner moved.
    Which leads me to drop the remaining clients and just tend my own lawn. It was a good ride for a long time but I'll still be around to help.
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Reminds me of the work I put into thick seeding for a thinning lawn, just to see the owner drown it out... nothing last forever, so just earn the money for the moment, by doing the most reasonable thing you can... :)
  3. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Disease activity and pressure in the mid west and here in Michigan was as low as I have ever seen it since we had little rain and very little humidity.

    That goes for lawns and tree/shrub.
  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,545

    So what kind of grass were you spraying and what height was that grass cut at ? I know the heat and humidity in SC can be brutal.
  5. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,257

    Most lawns are centipede manicured at 2.5-3.0" or St. Augustine manicured at 4.0".
  6. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,471

    Are you saying you are going out of business? If so sad to hear this.
  7. I would beleive anybody maintaining a residential lawn using a sound agronomy program, their would only be a rare need for a turf fungicide

    In 20 yrs on Gc, I don't believe I ever applyed a fungicide to the fairways, and only a few times to the tees!
  8. Turf Logic

    Turf Logic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Where Roy is located they have allot of problems with fungus in augustine. Ive seen more fungus in augustine this year, than I ever have.

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