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Dealing with poor soil


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Default Dealing with poor soil

I live in an area that has piss poor soil to say the least. I have no weekly accounts, every one of my customers are bi weekly. I just started offering fertilization programs [minus ones that have weed killers in them] this month. Any advice to help eliminate this problem to promote more revenue?
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Dumping a bunch of fertilizer onto someone's lawn, without knowing the actual problem, will likely cause more problems than it solves.

A good first step to knowing what your customer needs is a soil test. Soil testing educates so you can define a proper solution.

What state are you in? I can help you find a testing facility in your area.

Being knowledgeable about your lawns will impress your customers and bring you much more business.
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http://organiclawncarestore.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!7EFF0A1776EB421!251.entry Organic Matter and Your Lawns Soil

http://organiclawncarestore.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!7EFF0A1776EB421!244.entry What your soil should be and why it isn't!

http://organiclawncarestore.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!7EFF0A1776EB421!252.entry DIY Lawn Soil Testing

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