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Re-charge for application if rain came

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by weissihm, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    I just put the hours in an August "App." and figured them in with the rest. You can do it (of course) any way you see fit, though. I'll still keep up with all my time (in-house) and see how it works out at the end of the season.

    Hopefully, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    You guys must not have many customers if you have time to talk to each of them every service.
  3. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    Quality is better than quantity...for sure.

    I talk to all of mine, before applying RUP's. It may just be a "heads-up" email. But, they know I'm coming to spray....and what's expected of them (if they have irrigation). I also do this to check their mowing schedule.

    My smallest weed/fert. customer's lawn is 30KSF.
  4. ChiTownAmateur

    ChiTownAmateur LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    To me it appears the simplest solution would be to print up a flyer that talks about applications and proper treatment of the turf immediately afterwards and then over the next few days.

    Every single time an application is made, either leave the flyer on the door or give to the client if you see them. He said she said won't play well as the vendor, but if you can educate them to understand why not to irrigate for a while after application then they will likely cooperate imo.
  5. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Do you sell applications or do you sell results?

    I think the customer buys on results.

    If you made 1 application or 10, the point will be whether or not the customer has weeds.
    At least thats what I would do if i hired a lawn service. Id want to pay for a weed free green lawn. I dont care how many applications you make.
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,629

    Thats 100% correct. I sell irrigation , but my customers buy work free green grass.
  7. Davie Landscape

    Davie Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I will never be so busy that I cannot afford customer service. Quality and customer service keep them coming back. Losing five minutes here and there won't break me.
  8. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,671

    That's exactly what I thought when I read that statement as well. I have several hundred customers. Not everyone is home but I have time and will make time for the ones who are.
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Chemical Practices are only as good as the supporting Culture Practices. But some people either aren't worth Educating or aren't able to be educated.

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