Who is the best supplier/dealer for herbicide and fertilizer? MN

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Premium Properties Lawns, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Premium Properties Lawns

    Premium Properties Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Hey I'm just getting into the fertilizing/ pesticide side of the green industry, and am looking for advice on which supplier is the best? I've heard good things about John Deere Landscapes/ Lesco, but am looking for as many opinions as I can. I am located in central MN, not too far from St. Cloud or Minneapolis.

  2. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    You will have to get licensed. JDL is good. Fertimix has junky quality. Agruim, Zimco, & Van Diest are great.
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,267

    Check out Reinder's. Represents many different Fert/Chem companies. Very competitive prices.
  4. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    What didn't you like about fertimix?
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  5. MnLefty

    MnLefty LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    They have by far more issues with product being dusty, clumpy, dirty (floor sweepings in the bag etc..) than any other blender around. It's not 100% of the time, but it can be a roll of the dice.

    Also the fact that they've been busted for not properly registering the "custom blends" they put out to LCO's. By MN regulations a "custom blend" does not need to be registered with the state as long as they're using registered raw materials and the blend goes directly to the END USER... golf courses, municipalities, etc. If an LCO wants a custom blend there must be a registration paid to the state, along with a sample submitted for arsenic testing... Fertimix has been busted for not doing this properly and they continue to do so. I don't have a lot of respect for their business.
  6. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Fertimix had way more junk in the fert. Fiberglass pieces, corn, scu in the bags you put in your tank mix. More dust than others. Just poor quality.

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