Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Nature's Lawn

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Back to the Nature's Lawn questions. Do you guys have any issues with streaking? Is overlapping a bit more than necessary an issue? Will missing a small strip cause light lines in the yard? What nozzles are you using in your spray rigs?

    Also, do you have any issues with over-applying iron or streaking with iron?
    Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

    Comment


    • #17
      Liquid products

      Back to the Nature's Lawn questions. Do you guys have any issues with streaking? Is overlapping a bit more than necessary an issue? Will missing a small strip cause light lines in the yard? What nozzles are you using in your spray rigs?

      Also, do you have any issues with over-applying iron or streaking with iron?
      I have found that the liquid products (Nature’s Magic, Fertilizers, Aerify, dethatcher, etc) delivers better and more consistent coverage. The plant feeding products works via Foliar (absorbed thru the leaves) and also thru the roots. Granular products must be dissolved thru irrigation or rain and are often washed to low spots giving inconsistent coverage. I have had no problems with streaking with any of the products.
       
      For large areas, I use a tow behind sprayer that has an 80” coverage. For smaller areas and garden and flower beds I use a hose end sprayer.
       
      Steve


      Comment


      • #18
        I get them sepeately also for the same reason as Andy plus I mix it with fertilizer, lwn sulfur, lawn iron, etc. You can mix and match all of Nature's Lawn products and do double, tripple duty plus. I.E. fertilize, dethatch, aerify, weed cintrol, insect control alll at the same time.

        Steve

        p.s. You can even apply them on rain days.

        When you spray are you mixing it with a water sprayer on the end of the hose. or are you appying it direct through a spayer. I know the arrify plus comes with a water sprayer attachment just asking.
        www.painelesscreations.com
        Visit us on Facebook
        http://www.facebook.com/PainelessCreations

        Comment


        • #19
          Spraying Methods

          When you spray are you mixing it with a water sprayer on the end of the hose. or are you appying it direct through a spayer. I know the arrify plus comes with a water sprayer attachment just asking.
          I have 2 tow behind sprayers , (a 25 Gallon and a 40 gallon). These I use whenever possible.

          I also use a back pack sprayer for flower gardens (for more control as the solutions tend to stain the flowers - especially white flowers). The back pack sprayer will wear you out but sometimes it is worth it for esthetic value.

          I use a hose end sprayer for areas I can’t get the tow behind units in (fenced areas, etc.).

          I like the Ortho hose end sprayer because it has a wide mouth for adding the solutions with less spillage and it has many various settings for application. You can get them at just about any hardware store less than $15.00. (attachment 3)

          Because most of the Nature’s Lawn products have molasses (as a food source for the various biolife, the filters tend to clog rapidly. I keep Club Soda and Ziplock Baggies on all my vehicles for this purpose. Put the filter (screens) in a baggie with some Club Soda and shake it for a few seconds. The Club Soda quickly cleans the screens. (It works well on all three spray methods - tow behind, back pack and hose end).

          Here is what one application of Nature’s Magic will do for rooting after only one week. A picture is worth a thousand words and are great for closing sales and getting annual contracts. (Attachment 2)

          Here is the root development after one season with the application of Natures Magic and Aerify every 4 weeks. Water needed for irrigation is reduced 50-75%, erosion is pretty much eliminated and most weeds are pushed out. (attachment 1)

          Steve
          Attached Files


          Comment


          • #20
            I think I'm going to have to add some anti-foaming agent. When spraying the Aerify it looks like the Lawrence Welk show! HAHAH!! Bubbles everywhere!!!

            Do you use anything for anti-foaming?
            Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

            Comment


            • #21
              No anti-foaming

              I think I'm going to have to add some anti-foaming agent. When spraying the Aerify it looks like the Lawrence Welk show! HAHAH!! Bubbles everywhere!!!

              Do you use anything for anti-foaming?
              No, it disipates quickly and lets me lnow what I have covered. I do ad a dechlorinator though. Chlorine (from city water supplies) will kill of the biolife in the Aerify (and the Dethatcher too). I get Pond Dechlorinator at Lowe's. One tin will last you a year.

              Steve


              Comment


              • #22
                Great I think I will get the hose end sprayer. I have testing the Aerify plus and the Bio-Enhanced 16-4-8 fertilizer they sell on my lawn and I am liking the results I am thinking about selling this service to customers. I am a small time outfit and this is my first year in the business. Here are my thoughts.
                Mix together
                1 gal of ArifyPlus
                1 gal of nature Iron you posted earlier from amazon
                and
                2.5 Gal of Bio-Enhanced fertilizer.

                and then spray through the hose end sprayer.

                But I guess i have a minor problum of storing 4 gallons of mixed product, What do i store it in and how long is shelve life mixed together. I can put it in a controled temp enviroment.

                I guess the other thought I have on this is how often do i spray this on a customers lawn. I read on here every 2-4 weeks on products. But the average customer likes a Scotts 4 times a year methed from home depot.

                So what would be a charge for this everytime you go out and spray couple of week or monthly.

                Maybe I am just over thinking all of this. What are your thought on all of this?

                Bobby
                www.painelesscreations.com
                Visit us on Facebook
                http://www.facebook.com/PainelessCreations

                Comment


                • #23
                  Great I think I will get the hose end sprayer. I have testing the Aerify plus and the Bio-Enhanced 16-4-8 fertilizer they sell on my lawn and I am liking the results I am thinking about selling this service to customers. I am a small time outfit and this is my first year in the business. Here are my thoughts.
                  Mix together
                  1 gal of ArifyPlus
                  1 gal of nature Iron you posted earlier from amazon
                  and
                  2.5 Gal of Bio-Enhanced fertilizer.

                  and then spray through the hose end sprayer.

                  But I guess i have a minor problum of storing 4 gallons of mixed product, What do i store it in and how long is shelve life mixed together. I can put it in a controled temp enviroment.

                  I guess the other thought I have on this is how often do i spray this on a customers lawn. I read on here every 2-4 weeks on products. But the average customer likes a Scotts 4 times a year methed from home depot.

                  So what would be a charge for this everytime you go out and spray couple of week or monthly.

                  Maybe I am just over thinking all of this. What are your thought on all of this?

                  Bobby
                  Bobby,

                  I would do things a little differently because the coverage of the various products differs.

                  Aerify - 1 oz per 1,000 sq. ft. - 128,000 sq. ft. per gallon
                  Nature’s Magic - 4 oz per 1,000 sq. ft. - 32,000 sq. ft. per gallon
                  16-4-8 - 6 oz per 1,000 sq. ft. - 21,200 sq. ft. per gallon
                  Liquid Iron - 7 oz per 1,000 sq. ft. - 17,600 sq. ft. per gallon

                  I would make my mixture:
                  Aerify - 10 oz
                  Nature’s Magic - 70 oz
                  16-4-8 - 120 oz
                  Liquid Iron - 48 oz

                  This would make 2 gallons of mixture and would have a coverage of 35,200 sq. ft.

                  I spray every 4 weeks on contract. This mixture and frequency will vary with turf type. Centipede grass (if you service it) should not use the 16-4-8 (requires very little nitrogen and you should eliminate phosphorous and potassium) and I would substitute liquid Iron with liquid sulfur.

                  Steve


                  Comment


                  • #24
                    natures lawn

                    Does Natures lawn Make a product that kills dandilions?
                    Cubcadet ztr
                    husquvarna blower craftsman professional series trimmer w/ homade harness
                    60 gallon fimco pull type sprayer

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Dandilions

                      http://organiclawncarestore.spaces.l...B421!161.entry

                      Try this

                      Steve


                      Comment


                      • #26
                        I sent you a PM Steve...


                        In Memory of My Dad..1943-2008..Gary "Snuffy" Smith

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          I replied

                          I replied to your PM

                          Steve


                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Bobby,

                            I would do things a little differently because the coverage of the various products differs.

                            Aerify - 1 oz per 1,000 sq. ft. - 128,000 sq. ft. per gallon
                            Nature’s Magic - 4 oz per 1,000 sq. ft. - 32,000 sq. ft. per gallon
                            16-4-8 - 6 oz per 1,000 sq. ft. - 21,200 sq. ft. per gallon
                            Liquid Iron - 7 oz per 1,000 sq. ft. - 17,600 sq. ft. per gallon

                            I would make my mixture:
                            Aerify - 10 oz
                            Nature’s Magic - 70 oz
                            16-4-8 - 120 oz
                            Liquid Iron - 48 oz

                            This would make 2 gallons of mixture and would have a coverage of 35,200 sq. ft.

                            I spray every 4 weeks on contract. This mixture and frequency will vary with turf type. Centipede grass (if you service it) should not use the 16-4-8 (requires very little nitrogen and you should eliminate phosphorous and potassium) and I would substitute liquid Iron with liquid sulfur.

                            Steve
                            Very good info. Thank you

                            I do have a question isn't Aerify Plus a mixture of nature magic and aerify so why dont you use that and it is one less thing to buy and mix?
                            www.painelesscreations.com
                            Visit us on Facebook
                            http://www.facebook.com/PainelessCreations

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Aerify Plus

                              Very good info. Thank you

                              I do have a question isn't Aerify Plus a mixture of nature magic and aerify so why dont you use that and it is one less thing to buy and mix?
                              Aerify Plus is a 50/50 misture of Aerify and Nature's Magic. The coverage of Aerify is 400% that of Nature's Magic. For a gallon of each 128,000 to 32,000 sq. ft. I apply every 4 weeks and get better results than using Aerify Plus once and then just Nature's Magic for the rest of the applications. Also, it gives me one less product that has to be climate controlled.

                              Steve


                              Comment


                              • #30
                                It's getting hot and dry. Any recommendations beyond watering? Aerify should help watering be more effective, right?

                                Unfortunately, I have left my Bio-dethatcher and Nature's Magic in a non-climate controlled garage. There's only about 16 ounces of each left (about enough to do my lawn again), what happens to it when it gets above 80°F?
                                Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

                                Comment

                                Bottom Ad Widget

                                Collapse
                                Working...
                                X