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Looking for suggestions on treating a 8,000 sq ft lawn with fertilizer and weed control here in NC. What to charge?
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Granular or liquid?

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You would find the answers at the state licensing exam.
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You would find the answers at the state licensing exam.

Or do this
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You would find the answers at the state licensing exam.


I know but the next class/exam is two months away and 1.5 hr drive. I kinda need to know now
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Round up and liquid fertilizer mixed. Treat the whole property.



No really don't do that.

Most of what will be recommended you probably wouldn't have access to if you aren't yet licensed.

If doing liquid do you have the equipment to treat the entire property? I don't think you want to walk around and spray that many sq. ft with a wand.

And granular, will be expensive to get a weed and feed type fertilizer.

You could find a local fertilizer company and order it in a spreader you pull behind your truck. But you still haven't solved your weed problem.you would need a selective herbicide that is safe for use on the grass in which your applying, but also a pre emergent as well.

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may want to sub out the work
A. they may pay a % with out doing anything
B. not knowing what your doing can burn a lawn
C. the fine for you doing it is $1,000+ each house in most states
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Umm, you are going to connect a spreader to a truck and drive it on a customer's property? I'm confused.
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Looking for suggestions on treating a 8,000 sq ft lawn with fertilizer and weed control here in NC. What to charge?
Suggestion on products?
Granular or liquid?

Thanks
Greg
I'd say look it up on Google for your area, that's where I found the information for my area, and it pointed to the the office and person I needed to contact. Regarding the price, I'd say do some research on what competitor's are charging and go from there.
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Lawnboy made me do it or else I forfeited my 50% share of his profits.


Seriously though nobody should touch fertilizer or weed killer without a license. I have three neighbors that havent had grass in three years because trugreen had a inexperience person over apply. The penalty in my state is $5000 just for advertising.
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Haha sorry. I thought it said 8 acres. I apologize for that.
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