"Weed-N-Feed" Products

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by boxoffire, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. boxoffire

    boxoffire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    I have a customer who lives in another state right now and has me take care of her lawn for her. She rarely comes and waters her small lawn so it's getting a little brown from the southeast heat at times. It appears it's only about 10 months established sod that is a cool season grass that I can tell thus the browning some in it from the heat and dry conditions. She asked me to put out some "weed-n-feed" product like Scotts. From what I've read this is not the time to put out any fertilizer for cool season grasses, right? I don't want to do more harm than good that's for sure. Should I just tell her that? I'm not even sure I can put out that product if I don't have a license to put out chemicals that kill weeds which are in that product right? Is there a product that is fertilizer only that is very safe to put out this time of the year for say a certain type of fescue lawn? Thanks for tips as always. Adam
  2. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    You're right, you must have a license. Also, if it is dry and hot, fertilizer is a no-no. Call a local squirt and fert company and talk to them. See if the customer is willing to allow them to do the work. Sometimes you can get a good relationship with a company like that. You give him referrals for spraying and he gives you mowing.
  3. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    If the lawn is showing stress due to lack of water, you'd be doing your customer a favor by suggesting irrigation. Fertilizer and chemicals aren't going to help a lawn going dormant because of the heat.

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