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shrub fertilization program in the north east

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,460

    i like to look into adding a shrub
    fertilization program to my company.
    in late winter i am taking the DEP test.
    can any on this forum help me with a program?
    i went to my area lesco and they were not to helpful
    new jersey
  2. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Messages: 166

    Look into a deep root feeder and get into injections. NO SPRAY DRIFT.....less complaints.....looks HI-TECH.....:)
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899


    Although we don't offer it currently, I have a friend in the biz that makes great $ w/ a dormant oil spay inthe spring. He primarily cleans his tank using 1 gal of ammonia per 5 gals. of water. I think you could actually go to 10 gals. of water and then re-clean w/ a tank cleaner.
    Te root feeder hing is pretty good, just watch when feeding trees as almost every time I have seen a client who receives this service also develop burn spotsin the turf w/ bight green borders. Looks like patterned dog urine patches.


    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you need a licence to apply fert. And what about dormant oil. It is not really a "pesticide, is it"
  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,460

    ^any more info?
  6. Todd Traino

    Todd Traino LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Dear Ant,

    I live in south jersey, if you wouldn't mind telling me, what kind of fertilization schedule do you use, thanks for the help.
  7. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,460

    e mail me with your address and fax #
  8. Todd Traino

    Todd Traino LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Dear ant my e-mail address is farm250@aol.com
    you must have it turned off.

    Thanks Todd

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