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Old 05-23-2010, 09:35 PM
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Question to fertilize or not to fertilize

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?
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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.

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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)

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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
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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.

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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


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