new jersey/clients old lawn company sprayed round up on lawn and we can't water

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    picked up a new client and his old applicator sprayed round-up on lawn in n.j. we are restricted on watering lawns...
    here is the e-mail i got from the d.e.p.

    If there is no existing grass at all, you may seed and follow the below
    C. A commercial landscaper may water newly seeded or sodded grassed
    areas during normal seasonal working hours outside of the hours listed
    above, by a means designed and operated to assure effective conservation,
    provided that:
    i. Watering is performed in accordance with 'The Rutgers Cooperative
    Extension Best Management Practices for Watering Lawns.'
    ii. During the initial 45 day grow-in period a sign shall be displayed
    on the front lawn of the property. The sign shall be at least four
    feet wide by four feet high, with lettering large enough to be clearly
    visible from the nearest road. The sign shall read:

    Company Name
    Telephone Number

    iii. Documentation of the planting date shall be produced upon the
    request of the appropriate authorities.
    If you have questions please contact the drought hotline.

    Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
    NJ Drought Hotline 1-800-448-7379
    visit us online at

    the sign i can see but four foot by four foot,that seems to big..
  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    This sounds a little like the Scarlet Letter. By making an example out of non-conservationists, maybe others will be shamed into not watering?
    This will be a good year to be a cutter if there isn't enough rain to keep the lawns from going dormant this summer.
    Perhaps I'll sell more seed this fall.
    Time will tell.

  3. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Messages: 166

    :) I think irrigation should be outlawed on lawns!!! I mean, what a waste of resources :cool:
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    try to post a picture.

  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    seeded it today with team-mates + (i like team mates +) and used my aeravator.
    i will post more pictures in a few weeks

  6. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Nice sale, it won't be too hard to improve this one.
    The applicator did a very sloppy job I'd say.
    The radio today indicated parts of NJ will have the restrictions loosened up abit as a result of the recent rains. But not Southern NJ. Does this help you?
    Are you going to do this in Tall Fescue or Blues & Ryes?

  7. anthony

    anthony Guest
    Messages: 0

    steve. i am in southern n.j. wont help me...
    i used team mates + from lesco rye,fescue,blue grass.
    in the fall i am useing transition from lesco (three way fescue)

    he called tonight and said that i hit some sprinkler lines with my aeravator...he was cool about it...

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