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Marking dye

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by williams lcm, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    The stuff I'm using isn't quite that concentrated. I mix it at one ounce per gallon, and it comes out just right. All the same reasoning for using it though. It helps both the customer and myself see what's been sprayed. I'd consider it a win-win.
  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    we just use turf markers here no dye.
  3. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    If Lesco is one of your suppliers, look at their concentrate, essentially a pint bottle is equal to a gallon of regular turf market dye. You should pay the same or just slightly more and you do not have to carry around a big jug.

    Also , William, just a FYI , what I have found other than time and sunlight to help clean it up, Lesco's Tank cleaner. Cost about $10 and I keep some in my house by my bathroom sink in case I get any on my hands throughout the day. Combine that with a lava bar or orange pumice scrub or your choice and it will come right off your hands etc.
  4. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    Can you use the marker on paver drives and concrete drives?
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  5. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    You can -- but expect it to show for a day or two...warn your clients to save a phone call. When doing the pavers in the drive we narrow the stream and essentially go right on top on the weed so as to limit the amount of blue left.
    Again this lets them know that you have been there, in a weird way it draws neighbors attention as well. I have actually picked up two accounts because the neighbor cam out to see what blue stuff I was putting down. I explained it and they asked for a quote and informed me that their current guy was not nearly as meticulous with weed control. Worked out well for me.
  6. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I wouldn't want blue dye in my yard or on my driveway, there has to be some level of trust.

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