How many ounces of marker dye are u guys using?

woodlawnservice

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
oklahoma
I see some people here that barely use any and some who looks like they painted the lawn... What ratio are u guys using?
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woodlawnservice

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
oklahoma
Some use it some don't. A lot of guys like it for marketing purposes and the customer likes seeing it from what I'm reading...
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johnsonslawnmanagement

LawnSite Senior Member
Anywhere from 1 oz per gallon and up to 3. I only like to leave a very slight blue tint for marketing, not painted blue like some lunatics do: looks like smurf piss everywhere. I generally use 12 ounces in 18 gallons of water through a z-spray but I prefer to use tire tracks as my marker. Blue dye to me is just used to indicate off target application or self contamination.
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Hogjaw

LawnSite Senior Member
have 20 gal tank on sprayer and I use somewhere between 3 to 5 ounces per tank. Most time 4 ounces/tank.

excellent for marking long runs. Have some that are 1+ acres and dye makes it easier so I don't have to strain to see previous tracks.

20 gals of mix covers a little over an acre. have 6 nozzles and total output is 54 ounces per K.

Dye cost is approximately $56 gal.

know what you mean about them painting lawn, tech probably was not the one who paid for it!



I see some people here that barely use any and some who looks like they painted the lawn... What ratio are u guys using?
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phillie

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
indianapolis, in
Anywhere from 1 oz per gallon and up to 3. I only like to leave a very slight blue tint for marketing, not painted blue like some lunatics do: looks like smurf piss everywhere. I generally use 12 ounces in 18 gallons of water through a z-spray but I prefer to use tire tracks as my marker. Blue dye to me is just used to indicate off target application or self contamination.
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This is what I thought also. I also thought it was for spraying gravel areas. I wasnt aware you could see the blue dye on the turf.
 

SOONER GREEN

LawnSite Member
Location
OKLA CITY,OK
1 quart per 100 gal. is the standard. use more or less to your taste.
 

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