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!

Organic Lawn Program For North


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 03-06-2008, 11:18 AM
Vetro Vetro is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
Vetro
Default

Here is a program I put together for 2008. It hasn't been tested yet, but lots of reasearch has gone into it. Anyone else have any other ideas?

First, conduct a lawn assessment. Decide whether or not the existing turf is suitable to sustain a change from conventional lawn maintenance to organic lawn maintenance. Look for weeds, bare spots, uniformity, compaction, light issues, drainage issues, etc. If turf is unsuitable then renovate or reestablish. If turf is suitable then proceed to getting a soil test. Look to correct any major deficiencies.

The fertility program gets its N from two applications of corn gluten meal, two applications of The Sanctuary 10-0-10 and from the topdressing applied after aeration. The schedule and amounts follows:

April- apply corn gluten meal at a rate of 12 lbs./ M providing 1.2 lbs. of *N/M.

June- apply Nature Safe 9-0-9 at a rate which provides 0.5 to 0.75 lbs. N/M.

August- apply corn gluten meal at a rate of 12 lbs./ M providing 1.2 lbs. of *N/M.

September/ October- apply topdressing composed of peat and composted manure after core aeration.

November- apply Nature Safe 9-0-9 at a rate which provides 0.5 to 0.75 lbs. N/M.

Throughout the season the lawn will be monitored for pests and the problems which accompany them. They will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Maintenance- The lawn will be cut at a height of 3 and not be allowed to grow past a height of 4.5 before being cut again. The clippings will be left on the lawn. There will be an emphasis placed on having sharp mower blades for each cut. Irrigation will be decided upon before the season. The lawn will either receive a supplement of 1 of water per week if there is no rain or the lawn will be left to go dormant and only given a small amount of water if extended drought periods exist (4-6 weeks). Weeds growing in the lawn will be removed by hand as best as possible depending on the amount of weeds.
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 03-06-2008, 05:43 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,688
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Vetro,

Welcome to our forum!

Will this be your first year in business or your first time experimenting with an organic lawn program? What got you interested in offering this service? How has the response been so far?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-02-2008, 06:40 AM
hotwired hotwired is offline
Lawn Care Business Consultant - Ken
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: winslow maine
Age: 49
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 0
hotwired is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Can you tell us where you're getting your material? Is it local or are you having it shipped?

How are you applying your top dressing? Do you wheel barrow piles and spread or do you have a spreader?
__________________
Kenneth LaVoie III
LaVoie's Landscape Mgmt. Inc. - Winslow, Maine

Author of - How to start a lawn care business a whole new way.
Get your copy now at LawnGuru.net - A guide to creating a fun, profitable lawn care business, and becoming a
better human being in the process
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
Today 04:33 PM
by stevef1201
38 9,875
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Today 04:29 PM
by stevef1201
9 270
Stander Vs. Zt
totalscape
Yesterday 07:57 PM
Today 04:26 PM
by stevef1201
4 87
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
Today 11:57 AM
Today 11:57 AM
by Knaubone
0 35
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
Today 12:52 AM
by rmccutchan
31 9,037
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Yesterday 11:33 PM
by SuperiorPower
7 253
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
12-19-2014 09:45 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
189 16,714
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
12-19-2014 09:36 PM
by Chilehead
2 117
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
12-19-2014 07:48 PM
by SuperiorPower
9 355
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
12-19-2014 06:00 PM
by homey
5 206
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
12-19-2014 05:43 PM
by stevef1201
3 142
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 3,012
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,163
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,373
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 331
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 321
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 398
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 294
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 843
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 843
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 305
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,139
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 423
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,423
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 668
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 514
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 938
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 459
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 461
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,263
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,754
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 1,005
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,301
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,489
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 644
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 726
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,260
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 896
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,277
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,900
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 742
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,489
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 667
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,560
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,520
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,542
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 734
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,309
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,223
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 645
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger bid billy goat brushcutter bush charge christmas deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment rental ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul grass hiring holiday how to husqvarna installation introduction john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mulch mulch price new business ordinance per hour charge podcast profit on employee pto reo savannah search engine optimization shreaded snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steep lawns sulky theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree walk behind wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.

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