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!

Crabgrass removal and reseed in summer?


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 07-09-2012, 04:00 PM
SageDesignLM SageDesignLM is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 6
SageDesignLM is on a distinguished road
Default Crabgrass removal and reseed in summer?

Guys, I am looking for a few suggestions on eliminating large areas of crabgrass throughout an approximate 6000 sq ft lawn and re-establishing turf. I am in central Virginia and obviously summer is not an ideal time to seed new grass and replacing with sod is difficult as well. Anyway, my client wants the crabgrass gone and new turf grass (tall fescue) in its place. Any recommendations on how to accomplish this now with daily temps in the 90's and established turf starting to go dormant for the summer? I appreciate any input you may have. Thanks in advance.
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 07-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Could you wait until a couple of months before the first frost and kill it off then reseed it? Or does the customer want something done right now?
__________________
- 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 07-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Von Bobbeh's Avatar
Von Bobbeh Von Bobbeh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 166
Rep Power: 5
Von Bobbeh is on a distinguished road
Default

Tear out the crab grass and wait to seed? I can't think of any other solution, waiting until fall to seed the newly bare soil. We're landscapers not magicians, costumers should be aware of that! lol. But if they are that impatient no grass may very well be better then crab grass.

**you could spray paint the bare soil with green paint**
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-10-2012, 10:32 PM
SageDesignLM SageDesignLM is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 6
SageDesignLM is on a distinguished road
Default

The customer would like new grass now but I agree that waiting until fall and taking out the crabgrass and reseeding is best. I believe that taking it out know and seeding will only allow more crabgrass seed already in the soil to germinate.

Any other thoughts or recommendations for an immediae miracle fix?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-11-2012, 02:06 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

If the customer wants an immediate change right now, maybe you could sell them on sod?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 07-11-2012, 06:35 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 8
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

If you do anything with crabbgrass in the fall you need to remember that the seeds will fall in early fall, late summer and remain dormant untill spring when they will germinate and pop up again. You need to RIGHT NOW, kill off the crabgrass, resod, and then next spring put down a weed inhibitor. You might get by with no crabgrass next year.

Remember if your customer gets crabgrass next year YOU will be the guy who didn't what he was doing and he will tell everyone. However if you get rid of the crabgrass, and it never comes back YOU ARE A GOD, and he will tell a few people.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-12-2012, 02:11 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Keep us posted on what you decide to go with.
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 07-16-2012, 01:44 PM
SageDesignLM SageDesignLM is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 6
SageDesignLM is on a distinguished road
Default

Looks like I will be killing off and cutting out the crabgrass and laying new sod. Adding a temporary sprinkler for a few weeks to help the new sod get established as well. We'll see how it turns out, should be just fine if all goes well. Thanks for everyone's input.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That sounds great! I look forwards to hearing how all this turns out.

Take some pics!
__________________
- 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
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
Happy 1st day of Summer swstout General Talk 3 06-23-2010 12:22 PM
Help bid rototill and reseed. Jack Rabbit Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 6 05-11-2010 05:54 PM
New summer ad ritchiem Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 6 06-09-2009 12:59 PM
How To Remove Grass to reseed Jhath2 Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 5 06-28-2007 05:32 PM
Crabgrass Prevention tiedeman Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 0 04-21-2006 10:09 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
05-23-2016 09:04 AM
Yesterday 04:08 PM
by Steve
1 45
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
05-23-2016 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 37
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
05-23-2016 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,742
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
05-22-2016 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 253
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 56
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 175
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 94
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 163
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 93
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 434,474
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 133
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 119
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 166
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 353
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 138
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 401
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,492
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 137
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 157
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 265
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 278
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 318
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 297
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 264
» Popular Tags
advertising become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates free lawn care fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro increase customers jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.

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