Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

weeds growing through pavers


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-21-2013, 03:31 AM
goodtimez goodtimez is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 3
goodtimez is on a distinguished road
Default weeds growing through pavers

anyone know of a efficient way to get weeds and grass growing up from a brick paver driveway. I kinda screwed myself telling a customer I would take care of it.I worked at it with a string trimmer for a bit but now just gonna return with some roundup.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-21-2013, 06:58 AM
Cashin H&P Cashin H&P is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bedford NH
Posts: 409
Rep Power: 0
Cashin H&P is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
use a torch and burn the weeds out
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-21-2013, 09:09 AM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 3
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

Or tho ground clear, sold at Walmart. Will keep weeds and grass out for 6 to 8 months, even though it says a year.

This product kills by getting into the soil so you would want to spray a decent amount to let it get into the ground, but not so much that it runs off because it will kill everything growing where. It runs off.
If you want to use it all the time... like spraying the cracks in all your customers driveways and the such, there is a product called Barrier at tractor supply. It is more expensive in the bottle at 39.99 a bottle but it treats almost 10x the area. Ortho ground clear is 29.99 and treats 716 sq ft. The barrier at TS is 39.99 and treats 7,300 sq ft.

If you want more of an instant kill spray with roundup, wait 2 weeks and then spray with one of then above products, referred to as a ground sterilizer. Remember in most states you can't charge to apply these products without a license. But you can do it "free".
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-21-2013, 01:44 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 7
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

Remember in most states you can't charge to apply these products without a license. But you can do it "free".


NOT TRUE - If you get caught using ANY chemicals except fertilizer, you are applying pesticides. No Matter what state you live in. You are required to have a permit from the state EPA. Here in Florida you have to pay 300 for the test (non refundable ) and prove 1M in liability ins-BEFORE CAN TAKE THE TEST.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-21-2013, 03:04 PM
Von Bobbeh's Avatar
Von Bobbeh Von Bobbeh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 166
Rep Power: 4
Von Bobbeh is on a distinguished road
Default

http://agr.wa.gov/FP/Pubs/docs/161-R...nEasternWA.pdf

Glyphosphate use in any quantity can be applied by an unlicensed person in my state. (watch me be wrong and get a massive fine)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-21-2013, 07:01 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

although i am licensed and insured as well as provide these services i have always felt it was nothing but a money grab.

any non licensed person can go out and buy the same products and the only real difference is the level of concentration.
with a little math and discarding the instructions on the label you can take any product available at home cheapo or any other outlet and rival the more expensive concentrate that we as pro's use.

the whole licensing thing started out with good intentions but in this day and age it is almost pointless because most of the misuse of chemicals and the resulting damage it causes is from all the happy home owners that can go buy it and apply it willy nilly without any regulation.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-21-2013, 07:17 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 3
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

If I remember correctly. In Texas,

You must be licensed, either commercial license or private license, to buy or apply any restricted use product. And you must have a commercial licensed to apply a product for compensation.

You do not need to be licensed to apply any over the counter chemical, if you are not being compensated for it. Or to apply it to any property that you own, rent or MAINTAIN. As long as it is not a restricted use chemical.

You can also use any product if under the supervision of a licensed applicator. Licensed applicator does NOT need to be present, unless noted on the label of the product.

I operate under the license of my dad, who does most of my big spraying jobs. But he does not have to be present for me to apply a product unless specifically stated in the label.

I have studied for my test, haven't got to take it. Wanted to this winter but took a concrete stamping and staining class so didn't get to take the class. But I plan to this winter.

Last edited by SNethercutt; 04-21-2013 at 07:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help bid on pavers job. cuttingedgeron Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 9 03-22-2013 01:27 PM
My company is growing and now I have growing pains neukam Starting a lawn care business. 13 05-06-2009 08:05 PM
Pavers for sale, Over 7 Pallets PremierLand Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 03-10-2007 11:44 PM
How pavers are made Steve Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 0 01-24-2007 04:48 AM
firepits made of pavers Quick Cutz Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 1 06-20-2003 09:55 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
hello
2menandmowers
02-10-2016 07:32 AM
Today 10:52 AM
by 2menandmowers
2 79
Most requested days for...
Just for Cuts
02-12-2016 06:44 AM
Yesterday 08:46 AM
by Just for Cuts
3 80
Best two stroke oil
Greg_TopYardServices
02-08-2016 07:53 PM
Yesterday 07:09 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 217
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
02-11-2016 02:04 PM
by Bradcook21
16 469
Help Spread the word...
Sprinkler Buddy
12-02-2015 08:41 AM
02-11-2016 08:19 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
19 1,377
Howdy Yall !!!
B&C
02-10-2016 10:06 AM
02-11-2016 01:05 AM
by Steve
1 71
Hello everyone!!!
1newkirk05
02-09-2016 03:16 PM
02-10-2016 04:05 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 165
Tine Rake Detaching vs...
wigglesworth
02-09-2016 05:32 PM
02-09-2016 07:43 PM
by Steve
1 82
Finding open bids?!?
C&DPropertyManagement
02-07-2016 01:48 AM
02-09-2016 07:11 PM
by Steve
3 169
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
02-07-2016 10:20 AM
by Bradcook21
6 267
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 133
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
02-05-2016 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 201
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
02-05-2016 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 268
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 304
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 170
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,552
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 290
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 139
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 163
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 237
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 299
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 177
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 277
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 167
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 191
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,186
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 402
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 352
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 380
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 280
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 235
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 207
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,751
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 692
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 427
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,161
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 503
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,979
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 333
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 428,339
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy