New Customer New Problems

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by zinkjo, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. zinkjo

    zinkjo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Just picked up a new customer yesterday. Client is near 3 other customers so we couldn't pass them up. Upon reviewing the contract with them and taking a walkthru of their yard the home owner mentioned that last year their lawn started great, but then weeds took over. They used a service for fertilizer and weed control, but they said it didn't help. My normal program is 1. spring fertilizer 2. fertilizer and broad leaf control 3. grub control 4-6. 3 more fertilizer applications.

    Should I adjust my program early in the year?
  2. slow release

    slow release LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Two Questions to start:

    1. Where is your pre-emergent for crabgrass?

    2. Is your 2nd app the only time you plan to apply BWC?
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    You may want to consider a spring and fall broadleaf weed control. The best control is achieved in the least in my neck of the woods.
  4. zinkjo

    zinkjo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I agree with a weed control in the fall, but I didn't have this lawn last year. I am thinking of adding a weed control a bit earlier than I usually do.

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