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!

Nature's Lawn


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
  #11  
Old 06-14-2010, 06:53 AM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

I guess it depends on the turf dressing, especially it's depth. Did you put corn gluten in the mix or does it come from the factory that way? I have always prepared the soil before seeding, just like you do.

Seed has been taking an extra long time to germinate around here. Either that or folks are just getting more impatient. They want to plant the seed, go have a cup of coffee and come out and see it sprout. :shrug:

What's the depth of the dressing?
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


  #12  
Old 06-14-2010, 05:46 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
I guess it depends on the turf dressing, especially it's depth. Did you put corn gluten in the mix or does it come from the factory that way? I have always prepared the soil before seeding, just like you do.

Seed has been taking an extra long time to germinate around here. Either that or folks are just getting more impatient. They want to plant the seed, go have a cup of coffee and come out and see it sprout. :shrug:

What's the depth of the dressing?
3/4 to 1" tops, it's taking three weeks to germanate as our nights just are not warm enough yet.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-14-2010, 11:28 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
3/4 to 1" tops, it's taking three weeks to germanate as our nights just are not warm enough yet.
Is it Kentucky Bluegrass? If so three weeks is about right.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-15-2010, 05:28 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
Is it Kentucky Bluegrass? If so three weeks is about right.
It is two kinds of Kentucky however it has Red Fescue and Rye grass as well to get the green up going faster, I buy from Halifax Seed as they make this themselves and have been in business over 50 years.

But as you noted people want results yesterday, if so then sod for frig sake.

Then again some lawn just need a kick in the butt and turf dressing does it but like a lot of things you have to be patient.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-15-2010, 06:39 AM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, just make sure it comes in perfectly and then tell them "I told you it would work".
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-15-2010, 07:45 AM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

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?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-15-2010, 09:08 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Liquid products

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
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
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-20-2010, 08:59 AM
Paineless Creations's Avatar
Paineless Creations Paineless Creations is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Richland, WA
Posts: 205
Rep Power: 5
Paineless Creations is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swstout View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-20-2010, 10:21 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Spraying Methods

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paineless Creations View Post
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 Images
File Type: jpg Dia;_and_spray.jpg (3.3 KB, 60 views)
File Type: jpg soil_4_root_200p.jpg (11.0 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg humic acid and root development.jpg (88.0 KB, 16 views)
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-20-2010, 05:21 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

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?
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
Nature's Lawn ERROR CHEESE2009 Community Assistance 4 06-11-2010 07:28 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
Today 12:03 PM
by Steve
9 224
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 11:22 PM
Today 12:01 PM
by Steve
1 36
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
Today 11:56 AM
by Steve
7 246
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
Yesterday 07:52 PM
by SGL1
8 184
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 85
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 133
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 83
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-18-2014 02:52 PM
by Steve
7 192
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 815
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 365
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,267
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 550
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-15-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
99 5,874
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,714
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-13-2014 03:34 PM
by Steve
3 141
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 174
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 274
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 138
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 371
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 257
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 371
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 385
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 648
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 206
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 284
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 180
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 188
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 507
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,119
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,323
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 561
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
08-05-2014 07:12 PM
by TheBeast
30 1,907
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 763
buy out a lawn care...
rvezakis
08-05-2014 01:38 PM
08-05-2014 06:40 PM
by TheBeast
10 449
Please help
unitedlawncare48867
03-26-2014 08:29 PM
08-05-2014 05:27 PM
by TheBeast
27 1,550
Help with Estimate
donslawns
08-02-2014 09:10 AM
08-05-2014 02:24 PM
by Steve
6 418
Stuck again!!!!
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-01-2014 11:02 PM
08-05-2014 09:05 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
10 432
Mow and leaf cleanup bid
SGL1
07-29-2014 07:28 PM
08-05-2014 07:22 AM
by petscanning
25 920
Building credit
Matther777
07-27-2014 05:20 PM
08-04-2014 06:53 PM
by kslawn
17 707
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
08-04-2014 01:09 PM
by Steve
48 5,743
long time no see
Tuscan Gardens
08-02-2014 03:21 PM
08-04-2014 12:04 PM
by Steve
1 259
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
08-04-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
2 290
trimming back shrubs
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 06:14 AM
08-04-2014 11:52 AM
by Steve
6 395
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 06:13 PM
08-04-2014 11:50 AM
by Steve
3 329
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-02-2014 07:55 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
24 3,478
Easy money
stevef1201
11-14-2013 10:17 AM
08-02-2014 01:03 AM
by stevef1201
3 1,488
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-01-2014 11:42 PM
by TNTurf
1,186 327,966
Echo Edger 'Neutral'
WesleySnips
07-25-2014 05:28 PM
08-01-2014 01:50 PM
by stevef1201
7 518
Buy a good company at a...
Steve
03-12-2011 06:38 AM
08-01-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
2 1,924
Employee wont return...
Prolawnofchatt
06-13-2014 03:12 PM
07-31-2014 09:59 PM
by WesleySnips
5 797
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 ads birdscaping care charge collections subcontractor commercial craigslist customers ecosymbiosis employee problems exmark ferris foreman four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul grass gravely holiday honda how much to charge how to bid husqvarna hydraulic installation invoice kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup lesco marketing mowing mulch estimate new buisness podcast promotion rotating scag scag v-ride season seo small engine repair starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky theft of services tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape upsell walk behind walker winter money making ideas won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.

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