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Pull Weeds

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by MJM landscaping, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    I have a few very well know industry accounts that will only pay for one time cleanups. once every quarter they call me and I go in and bid 3 times higher than if it would have been done every week. You just can't get it through their heads. 99 a month or 500 a quarter. You go figure. 1200 or 2000. fills the pocket though.
    Weed barrier is worthless. most bark breaks down and weeds grow ontop of the barrier any ways. Why waste your time and their money, just to look like a jack ass any ways.
    pre and post emergents are the key.
  2. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    I agree with the weed barrier being worthless. Also take into consideration the slope of the mulched area. If you put down landscape fabric you may also have problems with the mulch staying put during heavy storms.
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    You should tell them..."For x amount, I will sit back and laugh at your current mow joe!!!
  4. HHH

    HHH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    That looked like horse tail. No fabric no fix. Unless someone has a magic potion for horse tail.
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    i agree with not using weed fabric.. i used to use it religiously.. then in 99 i merged with another company and that owner refused to use it on his accounts.. i started the legnth of time the fabric helped with weeds on my client's new work vs. his clients new work..... very little difference.....

    good heavy pre m works so much better.
  6. RyanD

    RyanD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    I am currently studying for my pesticide license test in February. Having said that, I had a question regarding the "pre" and "post." Is the pre applied to the existing ground cover before you install new mulch? Or is it a preimmergent (sp?) applied after mulch is put down?
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    pre emergent
    and post emergent

    pre is used to prevent the weeds from ever coming up.... post is for after they come up...
  8. RyanD

    RyanD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    Thanks yard pro, but what I am asking is if it is applied to soil (old mulch) before new mulch is installed or is it applied to new mulch once installed. Sorry to hijack the thread... seemed kinda relevant.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Apply immediately before mulching. Edge,pull big weeds,trim, and rake up first. The new mulch will absorb too much of the app. Be careful of where you step, your feet will lift the app and move to where you walk. Customers will complain about those dead "ghost" spots in the lawn.:rolleyes:

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