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pvplus

05-23-2010, 10:35 PM

i maintain a daycare here in georgia, the grass is really all weeds but there is some remnants of the zoysia sod.

I want to fertilize (using liquid fert for bacpac sprayer) but i have to cut every week.

Should i just apply fert after a cutting then?

swstout

05-23-2010, 11:03 PM

i maintain a daycare here in georgia, the grass is really all weeds but there is some remnants of the zoysia sod.

I want to fertilize (using liquid fert for bacpac sprayer) but i have to cut every week.

Should i just apply fert after a cutting then?

Apply fertilizer after cutting. I would use a hose end sprayer. The back-pack sprayer will wear you out. The hose end sprayer gives you better coverage and is much faster.

Steve

jklawncare

05-23-2010, 11:08 PM

what does the 2 or 1 represent in the formula and how are you getting the $ amountresult. and if you could help me out on the thread i put up in general talk...(to fertilize or not to fertilize)

if you don't mindmuch.

Hey how are you

The 2 and 1 are measurements of the time it takes to do the job

its based off of one hour so

say my rate per hour is 50$

the job takes 30 minutes

30 is 1/2 of 60

so..

60/2 is equal to 30

so if its half the time

its half the hourly rate

50/2 wich is 25

now

60/1 is equal to 60

so 1 represents one full hour

wich is equal to the whole 50$

I know im not much of a teacher and i appologize for this. But ill try explaining it as best as i can.

now if its supposed to take 2.5 hours your equation will be different

its just 2.5*50 wich is equal to 125

Basically to get the divisible numbers you divide the time into parts

to get 45 minutes you know that 45 minutes is 3/4 of one hour

there for one quarter is 15 minutes

so say a job takes one hour and 15 minutes

you take your hourly rate and multiply it by the time

50*1.25

its easier to explain in decimals and easier to do on calculators etc.

I really hope this helps..maybe someone else can help me out..i know what to do i just dont know how to put it in words i suppose...anyways..i sure hope this helps and thanks for pming me

pvplus

05-23-2010, 11:10 PM

thanks for the help my good sir.

pvplus

05-23-2010, 11:30 PM

Apply fertilizer after cutting. I would use a hose end sprayer. The back-pack sprayer will wear you out. The hose end sprayer gives you better coverage and is much faster.

Steve

i really appreciate your information.

pvplus

05-23-2010, 11:32 PM

Hey how are you

The 2 and 1 are measurements of the time it takes to do the job

its based off of one hour so

say my rate per hour is 50$

the job takes 30 minutes

30 is 1/2 of 60

so..

60/2 is equal to 30

so if its half the time

its half the hourly rate

50/2 wich is 25

now

60/1 is equal to 60

so 1 represents one full hour

wich is equal to the whole 50$

I know im not much of a teacher and i appologize for this. But ill try explaining it as best as i can.

now if its supposed to take 2.5 hours your equation will be different

its just 2.5*50 wich is equal to 125

Basically to get the divisible numbers you divide the time into parts

to get 45 minutes you know that 45 minutes is 3/4 of one hour

there for one quarter is 15 minutes

so say a job takes one hour and 15 minutes

you take your hourly rate and multiply it by the time

50*1.25

its easier to explain in decimals and easier to do on calculators etc.

I really hope this helps..maybe someone else can help me out..i know what to do i just dont know how to put it in words i suppose...anyways..i sure hope this helps and thanks for pming me

taught me well pat urself

jklawncare

05-23-2010, 11:49 PM

taught me well pat urself

glad i could help :D

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