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TG at it again

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Mark Oomkes, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,477

    Actually TG management's response to customer's concerns about applications being made in the rain would be; "Rain? It's the best thing for it! The product needs to be watered in anyway."

    I have seen TG's standard RAIN comments on their Service receipts.
    Here is a sampling:
    "Today's rain will provide beneficial moisture to the application and will activate today's treatment."

    "Rain later will not reduce the effectiveness of today's application."

    "Today's rain will activate the application."
     
  2. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    We all have to dance around showers when doing apps. Heavy or constant rain will shut me down because I want all the weeds to die after the app. I can get excellent weed control on warm days with a light drizzle or a shower an hour after the app on warm, humid days.
     
  3. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,477

    I would have to agree; Light rain, moderate showers, would most likely benefit the lawn application.
    I was making reference to the screen-shot of a Radar showing heavy rain on Post #74.
    As TG on the other hand, would do applications in heavy downpours.
    To that end, I've witnessed TG out spraying in 20+ mph winds!

    In order to hit their monthly bottom Line, TG almost never calls off a day's work because of bad weather.
     
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  4. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Kalamazoo, MI
    Messages: 5,089

    Came across a TG meeting on YouTube this morning
     
  5. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Kalamazoo, MI
    Messages: 5,089

    Talked to a TG kid today, he said “it’s like slavery over here”. asked if we were hiring lmao
     
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  6. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,476

    Ya I have had TG guys ask me if I’m hiring lol. Ya that place must stink to work at. Ugh.
     
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  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,298

    It is...One of my guys is a former TG employee...service is out the window at TG. The almighty dollar is "King" everything else be damned. He was an employee for them for 5 years and its taken me 3 yrs to break him of jamming through it to git er done. I hired him in the fall and rode with him the first day to spray with hose/gun. I wanted to laugh but at the same time I wanted to cry. The only thing he learned from them in 5 yrs was how to jam out a $1500 day by 4:30. He didn't know he was supposed to overlap. I had to completely re-train him on spraying.
     
  8. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    When I read this my first thought was their job tracking software must be really efficient.
     
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  9. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,476

    TG is a sales company. Well love them or hate them they have been around a long time. I love them because I have so many of there former clients.
     
  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 11,804

    I had TG turn a Zoysia lawn to dust. Then the house sold. No more of treatments of any kind now for years now. Lawn looks better than ever. Just keeps the weeds smothered out. No shade lawn. No watering. Part of it does go dormant during dry spells. I keep it cut at 4.25" every 2 weeks. PIA during rainy periods. But they are too cheap to do it every week
     
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