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organics and money

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by northmichigan, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. northmichigan

    northmichigan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    i've been in the landscape constrution biz for the last 19 years before that i had a lco. now doing installs i've had customers question me on care of plants and lawns. when i suggest a course of action for the homeowner i try to make it as safe as possible.when i suggest an organic fert for perrenial gardens and shrubs the customers really seem to respond to the idea of using organics. i always suggest using bagged products that have the npk listed on them. it maybe a romantic notion that these old time products are safer for their families but the people respond to the idea. i try to give the customer a little extra knowledge and show interest in their yards. this pays off in many return customers that i say have 'approved credit'.
    mj
     
  2. Dchall_San_Antonio

    Dchall_San_Antonio LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    Good job. It's just that simple in the upscale neighborhoods.

    I just heard my local organic radio guru quoting a study (from where he didn't say) that said 60% of the public believes organic produce is better for them than chemically fertilized produce. Still only 1% of the produce sold is organic. Personally between the high price and the crappy appearance of organic produce, I think I speak for many when I say, NO SH!T, SHERLOCK! Organic produce looks awful at the market and I don't know why. And the price!!! HELLO! So I think there is a potential market out there if you can find a legal way to do the job.

    In some states I think you can apply soil amendments (not fertilizers) without having to have NPK labels. If that's true in your state, then applying corn meal or alfalfa is a slam dunk.
     
  3. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    And some states dont require a license for fertilizer either. That is changeing as more states have started restricting phosphorous use.
     

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