Whats wrong with this lawn???

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by spronk1, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. spronk1

    spronk1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    So the other day I went to drop off my kid at day care and there was some heavy frost on all the lawns. As I was driving up to the day care house, something about the lawn caught my eye. Couldnt quite figure it out right away so I decided to look at the back yard where the sun was not glaring on the frost. My day care provider has been using a National Company for several years.( I guess there are a few loyal customers still left in this world). Take a look at the pics below and see if you guys can figure out what happened. This national company also serves the 2 next door neighbors so 3 houses in this neighborhood all have the same problem right now. Needless to say I was able to sign up 2 new customers today for next season. Good for me, bad for the National Company:usflag:





  2. bmh1202

    bmh1202 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    That would be Tru Greens new striping program:dizzy:
  3. T&J Landscaping

    T&J Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    no winterization or to much fertlizer
  4. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    someone needs to retrain a fert tech !
  5. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    looks like when they put down the fertilizer, they didn't overlap the spray pattern. must be trugreen for ya! spreading the fertilizer thin.... uneven coverage
  6. bulldogg

    bulldogg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    The aforementioned national company burns all the yards the service in our area. They have way to much nitrogen in the mix. I have signed up several new people for next season that I have got from them. I hope they keep up the good work, cause it is really helping me out
  7. Kevin M.

    Kevin M. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Go sign that house up and that must be a new version of striping lawns without a mower...........LOL
  8. spronk1

    spronk1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Tru Green it is!!!. Both houses in the pic signed up with me today. Gotta love it. Supposedly the tech that put this last app down about 3 weeks ago was new. Not sure if new employee, but was his first time at these 2 accounts. I told the homeowner to call tru green and get his money back on the last application, but he did not want to bother with it. Maybe they should start using drop spreaders and some string/stakes and they could mark out some perfect stripes.:laugh:
  9. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Definitely striped with a broadcast spreader. Some one wasn't watching their coverage. :nono::nono:
  10. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    Dont you mean tru brown or Dead Lawn

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