I have used some ONE AP as a test, info here!

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by grassman177, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i got some samples from Tim Kehoe from one ap and have applyed it to my home lawn, my shop and another family members this week. now it has 4 in of snow to water it in!

    i will be excited to see how it does in some side by side to our normal program of fert at our shop as one side of our drive is applied with One ap and the other our traditional fert.

    i will be taking pics and updating several times this year for all to see and evaluate along with my personal evaluation and opinions. i will get some beginning stages of green after the snow mets away next week(we are already mowing here on some accounts) for you all to see the progress

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    sounds interesting i have been following the other thread about one app let us know how it goes I have been doing a ball field but they only do one app in the spring this would be good for this
    Charles Cue
  3. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If it works it will put you out of business.

    Unless you can charge 300 dollars an app for a 5000 sq ft lawn.
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i can see you thoughts on that, but i would be more intersted in using the other duration fert they offer which is much cheaper and not for the entire season, just part of it like the last 4 rds. they can vary and custom belnd the length of time you want it to last. it would not put me out of business!! it would make the treatments easier and cheaper to do with only having to concentrate on weeds and insects.
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i can see however this doing wonders on the yearly pay contracts as it would save tons of labor and materials for those jobs.
  6. Shegardi

    Shegardi LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    They way it was explained to me, it should be used on commercial mainly or for customers who pay for the year, that way you don't have to charge a hi fee for that app but don't have to fert again til fall
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    basically what i was getting at
  8. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
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    So what happens when your competition starts to use it, and then another, and then another? Do you then assume everyone will be out of business eventually?
  9. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've seen these gimmicks come and go. It won't catch on.

    Humans are used to repetition and besides that they don't like change.

    Try explaining to your customers you are only going to feed their lawn once a year.

    You guys have a hard enough time believing in it....the client never will.

    It's a good concept and theory.....and that's where it will remain.

    More is better. For institutions and people doing their own? It might be minimaly popular. but it would never make it in the commercial or residential venues on a retail for hire product.

    The end.
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    too bad it is already gaining ground in the commercial end seedpro. there are quite a few on here that use it. there is blends already out there with the same compontents blended by someone else, but this guy took it one step further with already widely used materials. i can see it taking a while, but it will be here to stay, just not for everyone. it has a niche

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