I was so mad, I could hardly see straight! I'm glad I was able to calm down. About an hour ago, I received a phone call from one of my customers who's lawn I picked up last year around June. When I began treating her lawn, it was in really sad shape to say the least. I've taken great pride in how much I've been able to turn her lawn around up until this point. She has been very impressed too. She called me and notified me that when she was pulling out of her driveway moments earlier, she had seen her neighbor from across the street, using his fertilizer spreader to apply something to her hell-strip and her neighbor's hell-strip as well (her neighbor is also my customer). Needless to say, I didn't waste any time getting over there to find out what he had put down. When I got there, I saw little white granules that looked like Scotts Plus 2. I was relieved to see that he hadn't put it down at a heavy rate (it was a fairly light rate). When I looked across the street and saw his garage doors were open, I went over there and knocked on his door. When he answered the door, I identified myself in an eloquent manner and told him that I had been maintaining the two lawns across the street that he had just treated. I then asked him what he had applied to those lawns and he confirmed that it in fact was Scotts Plus 2. Again, in an eloquent manner, I told him that I realized he thought he was helping, but there was a real possibility his actions could have caused damage to my customer's lawns. I then requested that he refrain from making any more applications to their lawns. He promised to do just that, so I considered it a done deal and left it at that. When my customer called me and told me what she had witnessed, I had visions of all the lawns I've seen home owners overdose with crabgrass preventer and other fertilizer products. I just knew that's what I was going to find upon arriving at her property. It wasn't easy, but I held it together. I tried to keep the thought that he was seemingly trying to help my customers out, in the back of my mind. That helped curb any hostility on my part. I'm curious to find out though, how any of you that read this, would have handled the matter. Would you have torn into him for this episode of chemical trespassing? That's really what this was, since he failed to acquire my customer's consent before treating her property with a fertilizer containing a pesticide. What's really frustrating, is that I have those two lawns scheduled for an application of 14-2-5, with .38% Barricade TOMORROW. As far as I'm concerned, if there is any damage to her lawn, the idiot across the street can pay me to fix it. I'm not going to fight crabs, foxtails nutsedge and who knows what else all year with expensive herbicides, because of what that idiot did. From what I saw, there shouldn't be any problems though, because he didn't put the Scotts down at a very heavy rate. Another thing that will help, is the fact that my 14-2-5 isn't very heavy on the N. Since moisture levels of the soil are so high this time of year, that will help too. How would you have responded? I'd love to know.