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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:35 AM   #21
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I don't know, but that new snap in/ lock in fertilizer bag system with the spreader looks cool as hell, no more accidentally tipping the spreader over while filling it causing a large burn patch in the lawn, accidentally spilling half emptied bags etc.

Umm, fill it up in your driveway, it doesn't burn the grass out if it tips over on concrete.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:42 AM   #22
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Sorry. OP was asking a two part question. One was about trugreen (which I have no experience with) and the second part was the cost savings from switching to a yard company I use Custom Lawn Care. http://www.spraymylawn.com/

If anybody ends up calling to go with their service, send me a pm. I get to use 4 referrals a year. Referrals = $25 for me and $25 for you off your bill.
Thanks, I'm calling them today as well.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:46 AM   #23
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Umm, fill it up in your driveway, it doesn't burn the grass out if it tips over on concrete.
those things can be a handful to control, what if it gets a way and flips?

that's why I pay to have someone else do it
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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:56 AM   #24
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My lawn is relatively young, roughly 3 years old, and it has gotten progressivly worse each year so I know it is in dire need of some help, but I have no idea what or how frequent to apply.

Last year I called both Trugreen and one other one, I can't remember the name. Either way, they were both big chain companies and both failed to actually show up and give me any insight or pricing. Must have been a sign.

I will be calling Custom Lawn Care to at least see if they will travel as far as my house.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:37 AM   #25
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DYI fertilizer is expensive. And the liquids are more expensive than granular. Price it out by coverage and you will see. I bought a tow behind spray tank to do my own lawn, but when I saw what it would cost me in material, I just spray for weeds.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:31 AM   #26
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I did my whole yard in time release weed and feed with nitrogen for $12 yesterday.
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I will not buy any Scott's product. I cant stand their spokes person and his stupid accent. Feed your lawn... FEED IT.

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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:37 AM   #28
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Family Farm & Home has the best prices I have found on the bags of weed & feed. $7 a bag covers 5000 sq. They are a michigan based company, and have several michigan locations. They bought out the local farm & fleet.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:49 AM   #29
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what ive learned from some hippies out west, they are making there own compost tea, and they aerate the water with a air stone and feed it to there lawns after about 24 hours of brewing, the results putt name brand stuff to shame.

here is a web site with some small info on this

just google compost tea for my lawn

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...454915792.html

and this ones more in detail

http://greenliving.nationalgeographi...awns-2759.html

and this one
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03063...mpost-Tea.html

http://lawncare.about.com/od/organic...a-On-Lawns.htm
you get the point for under a 100 you could have the stuff to do it yourself monthly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z0BOPEYcRM

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Old May 5th, 2013, 08:04 AM   #30
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Have you ever smelled compost tea?
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I have used all of the companies that do your yard (scotts, trugreen...), I had trugreen a couple of years ago, and the grass was green, but weed control was not that great. I had to call them out twice to respray for weeds. I will give them credit, they did come out for free and respray since I had a year contract (save 10% if prepaid).
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Ever So Green in Howell does a great job. I have people ask if they have to take off their shoes before walking on my lawn. $50 for 3/4 of an acre.
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if you guys are looking to do things yourself, check out John Deere Landscapes (many locations in MI and around the US) we supply a lot of the landscape companies with their fertilizer/grass seeds/weed controls. we also have everything for underground sprinkling systems.
https://www.johndeerelandscapes.com/
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Your best results will come from a local company, over a large national chain.

I see great results from Top Lawn, who is based out of Commerce Twp.

Tru-green does have a few good applicators, but most of them are new, and just learning what it takes to get results. The local companies have to do quality work to survive, so the hire experienced guys.

I know most of the customers I have who use Tru-Brown have weed issues, and one had they're lawn COOKED. Several of my customers use Top Lawn, and have very thick, dark green lawns.
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Your best results will come from a local company, over a large national chain.

I see great results from Top Lawn, who is based out of Commerce Twp.

Tru-green does have a few good applicators, but most of them are new, and just learning what it takes to get results. The local companies have to do quality work to survive, so the hire experienced guys.

I know most of the customers I have who use Tru-Brown have weed issues, and one had they're lawn COOKED. Several of my customers use Top Lawn, and have very thick, dark green lawns.
top lawn does great work (They do some multi-million dollar estates I care for and never seen any problems) and so does just about every company I have dealt with (I have a lawn/landscape business and see a lot)

Only company I wouldnt recommend is trugreen, and once you have them, good luck getting rid of them...

Another thing is the last 2 summers have been terrible for lawns and great for weeds. And if you dont have irrigation you will have more weeds than nice grass. but even then tru-green will come out and put shit down on brown lawns in 98* heat, and if you have them spray weeds in your beds, they will green right up for the next week with the water they put on them lol, seen it many times...
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I have always been baffled on how the store bought stuff tells you how many sq ft it does. How would they know what your lawn needs without a soil sample? Maybe you don't even need fertilizer you may just need to bring your ph levels into check. Maybe you don't need much N but P and K levels are low. Funny how people buy the stuff from a store and spread it all willy nilly.
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