Been out of work for almost a month (ruptured appendix) - bored stiff and I put on 16 pounds.. Got released by doctor and wife Thursday.
Two weeks ago, the manager of Lowe's asked me if I would do a lawn care clinic for the store. I did it that Saturday and got this job from it.
For the last 2 years the owner fertilized about every month during the growing season. Twice a year he used Weed and Feed. (On advice from the Lawn and Garden Center at Wal Mart). He also bought a pH meter from them and lime to raise hi pH to 7.0.
His turf was Centipede. A turf grass that should only get about 9# of nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. a year. A turf that phosphorous harms the root system. A turf that doesn't handle potassium well. A turf that has an ideal ph range of 5.0 to 6.0.
In short, he nearly killed his lawn and I got a contract to revive it.
Thursday, I rototilled the lot, used a box blade to level it out and then rolled it.
Friday, I applied Nature's Magic and Liquefy to detoxify and decompress the soil.
Saturday, I applied liquid sulfur to lower the pH.
The lot is a little over 45,000 sq. ft. I charged $100.00 per K ($4,500.00) and he paid on the spot.
In November, I will apply Nature's magic and liquid sulfur again. Quoted $1,500.00.
Next spring I will apply MN, sulfur and Biological dethatcher before sodding the lot. I told him I would not be able to estimate the sod costs until next spring because of price uncertainty and he agreed.
After sodding, I will maintain the soil every 5 to 6 weeks and he will do the mowing.
I can't figure out how to post pictures without creating a web page. Any help would be greatly appreciated.