Help With Pricing Surflan App

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cvlm, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. cvlm

    cvlm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Recived a call today from a customer who just moved into there new home no back yard just 1500 sq feet of bare dirt they want me to give them a price to apply pre-emergant to control the weeds until there ready to put in sod can you guys help me with pricing and also how long after i spray do they need to wait to install the sod i am new at the spraying part of the biz i will be spraying surflan and yes i do have my applicators lic thanks.
  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Label says how long to wait .
    I would not use a prem, I'd maintain it with glyfosate
  3. cvlm

    cvlm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Thanks arizweedhead great advise i did mention this to the customer but for some reason they want preemergant. thanks
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Surflan as well as many other pre-emergents COULD affect the sod. Let them know this. Gly is BY FAR the cheapest and safest bet.
  5. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    On second thought , water the hell out of it to incourge weed growth and kill it off as it comes up.
    This is one way of cleaning the weeds out before you lay sod
  6. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    Lay out a big piece of black plastic and throw some dirt clods on it. You won't have any weeds at all.
  7. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I agree gly would be the best way to go, a few years ago we built a new house and I sprayed the lot with gly every month during the building process. when our lawn was installed we had very few weeds.

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