Liquid Application

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Boys LawnCare, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Green Boys LawnCare

    Green Boys LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    So, how do you professionals apply liquid fertilizers and pesticides to lawns and shrubs? I'm just starting out, and not finding any real good way for small lawns (where a boom won't work very well). I found something called a Grounds Wheelie, which has a small boom, and you push it. It's expensive, though. Thanks for the help!
  2. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    used a spray hawk at my golof course last year on the greens only. problem is, you need someone pulling the hose because you are walking backwards. Has five nozzles and a pressure gauge. three wheel also. For our tighter smaller area we just used a gun and tracker dye. put down pre emerge with it around bunker faces and worked like a charm.
  3. Green Boys LawnCare

    Green Boys LawnCare LawnSite Member
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  4. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,564

    Try a hose with a "ChemLawn Gun" on the end, attached to a pump and spray tank. We never used booms or anything like that. This method always worked fantastically for us, without needing expensive boom sprayers. Good exercise too. If you want to learn how to use it, get a job working for Chem Lawn. They have an excellent training program. Once you learn how to do it, quit.
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    if you just have a few small lawns and don't want to invest in a tank sprayer with a hose reel use a backpack sprayer.
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    You are licensed for theproducts you want to apply correct???
  8. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Yea Right !!!!!!:rolleyes:
  9. Green Boys LawnCare

    Green Boys LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Why does everyone care so much on here if other people are licensed or not? Do you think it makes you cool, because you can read a couple pamphlets, and pass a couple multiple choice tests with a 70% or better average.
  10. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Because in states that require you to have a license, it's the LAW!

    Having a license is just the right thing to do... and if it's so easy to read a couple a manuals and pass a test, then be sure you ace it!!

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