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Compared to lawn treatment professionals, homeowners tend to over apply pesticides on their lawns.

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Question: Compared to lawn treatment professionals, homeowners tend to over apply pesticides on their lawns.
Top Answer (62% of 225 votes): True.

Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Some may over apply, however I believe most follow the instructions on their product labels
J&M Landscaping
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This can vary depending on owner. Those who research do good and those who do not tend to create more problems.
TH Lawn and Maintenance Service
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: There is an exact science behind applying pesticides to your lawn. With proper research, a consumer could correctly apply the right amount. Hiring a contractor keeps you from having to do that. If your budget does not allow for hiring a contractor, just make sure you research and test your soil.
Pro Force Property Maintenance
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: That depends on the homeowner and the lawn treatment professional. I have seen homeowners do a better job on there lawn than professionals, and I have seen professionals do better than homeowners.
Landmark lawncare
Answer: True
Explanation: WE have come to the rescue of many home owners over the years that have overapplied fertilizer and burned their grass
Integra Holiday lighting and decor
Answer: True
Explanation: *Homeowner is not updated with the new regulations. *Doesn't read the labels *Not familiar with the pest...
Sunshine Landscape & Irrigation inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: I haven't ran into this problem much with my clients. We take care of all of their lawn care needs to include fertilizers, and Pesticides.
Operation Clean Cutz Lawn Care LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: A lot of times homeowners over treat due to lack of knowledge
Roop's Lawn Services, LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: The old adage: if a little is good a lot must be better; does not apply to pesticides. Knowing the pest you are wanting to be eradicated and then knowing the correct dosage amounts is key.
Engines & More
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: SOME DO NOT READ HOW TO DO IT,
MR.GREEN ACRES
Answer: True
Explanation: Homeowners are not sure how much to use and if the lawn looks like it really needs a heavy dose of treatment, they tend to go overboard on accident. I have seen some lawns in really bad shape because of over use of pesticides.
Greater Greens Lawn Care & Snow Removal
Answer: False
Explanation: Most lawn care services use too many chemicals. A responsible service will not over use.
Mow Hawk Lawn Care
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: No Proper Trainning
BROWN-DAVIS LAWNCARE & SNOW REMOVAL
Answer: True
Explanation: Homeowners in my experience either apply to much or too little pesticide in their treatments. They are usually not familiar with the proper measurements for the pesticide they are using or dont use proper measuring techniques or equipment.
Carolina Lawn Worx
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Professional are bound by lawn to how many applications of pesticides can be applied in a season.
Henningsen Property Maintenance LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Home owners do not measure out the proper amount needed. They just apply.
Lawns By Glen
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: To be honest there are homeowners who know more about lawn treatment then a lawn tech. So I would say everyone is equal in that feild. As long as you follow directions that you will do the treatment correct.
Mom's Cleaning LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: They think more is better but too much can injure the turf cause disease and that he buildup.
Coastal Care
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: People tend to over fertilize Andover apply if your fertilizer says 1 ounce per gallon put a little under an ounce most people think just because I'm adding something a little more would do a little better actually sometimes it doesn't more harm or makes it take longer to develop so yes this is true
Carders Tree & Landscaping
Answer: True
Explanation: They typically apply whatever is in the bag.
Walkers Green, Inc
Answer: True
Explanation: Pesticides should be applied before active season only.
UNIQUE LAWNSCAPE LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: A lot of homeowners will read something online that says you can never apply too many pesticides to your lawn. However this can actually be very damaging to your lawn. Always consult with a professional first.
Clearly Better Properties
Answer: True
Explanation: In most cases a professional will do a better job using the right equipment and right amount.
Affordable Lawn and Landscaping
Answer: True
Explanation: Consumer think that more is better
4 Season Maintenance and Repair
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: The majority of my customers like to fertilize their own yards and they will ask me for advice to ensure that they are doing it properly.
Salinas Lawn Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Some are not sure how much to apply. They may over apply but they may also under apply. Unless the homeowner does the research and learns about it they will not do it correctly. That is the job of the professionals to know what they are doing.
M&G Lawncare
Answer: True
Explanation:
Markley mowing n more
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This is a hard question to answer since many homeowners us many different pesticides and methods
Black Dirt Services LLC
Answer: False
Explanation: Sometimes they do not apply enough or the right type of pesticides that targets a specific pest.
Metro Mow N Go
Answer: True
Explanation: Some companies just waste your money and don't use strong enough chemicals to kill weeds that just never go away.
Jewett lawncare
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Most owners do not know of the enviromental hazards..for instance drift..as well as overkill
Night Landscaping
Answer: False
Explanation: Some people know about Lawncare & some dont know
D B LANDSCAPING
Answer: False
Explanation: homeowners do read labels and tend to be good
chesapeake bay landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: I don;t think the majority of people apply pesticides
ZZK Property Services
Answer: True
Explanation: Yes homearners do sometimes
Mda multi service
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I don't they do
Three Sisters Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: I don't think homeowners are incompetent when it comes to their lawn maintenance, I'm here to help them not for them to help me.
Reasonable Lawn Care
Answer: True
Explanation: They over apply thinking more is better, not enough time between treatments
Jackson Lawn & Landscaping
Answer: True
Explanation: they do not all ways read all of the in
Selena's Landscape, design & Tree Service, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: yes, fertilizer too..and it washes into the catch basins/sewers and ground water. There are easier, cheaper safer methods than overkill with pesticides. Luckily in my area usually a simple application of grub killer closer to the first fertilizer application is usually good enough for most lawns in this area. Although not always obviously.
Foley Landscape Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This would be too subjective to generalize, some will, others will ignore it all together.
Purtell Lawncare
Answer: True
Explanation: This is true because most labeling can be confusing
Florida Landscape & Lawn Care, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: could go either way
vetorinos landscaping and irrigation,llc
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I would say that home owners do not apply on a frequent enough basis and have trouble identifying which products are best for the time of year and for the results they desire.
Andersen Home Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depends on method
EJs Lawncare
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Having proper training and certifications give professionals the knowledge and tips for a healthy lawn.
True Lines Professional Lawn Care
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I would assume just as many homeowners would tend to under apply as the amount of those who over apply. Pesticides are best handled by professionals.
LawnTech llc
Answer: True
Explanation: Yes due to calculation requirements and calibration requirements. Also most improvidently is not knowing the benefits and disadvantageous from using the wrong amount of a specific product. It makes no sense for a novice to do this work themselves. The results and the cost do not justify using anyone other than a professional
Fall Guys LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Homeowners typically approach applying materials to the lawn as "if one is good, two is better." However this mindset is usually in violation of the law. Labels and their directions are actually laws that need to be followed. Failure to do so leads to contamination of our water ways.
Outdoor Designs
Answer: False
Explanation: they never use enough chemical of any kind
Country Club Services L.L.C.
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: too many variables I would have to know the client and exactly what they're doing
Webster's Lawn care
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Many do not read or understand the label before applying
White Oak Landscaping & Lawn Care, inc
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Every home owner is different
B&G Lawnscapes
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We do not offer this
Cleanup Service
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: A healthy lawn should not require much pesticide(s).
E&R Lawn Care, LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: Over do it just to be covered.
la Quinta landscape
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: seen pro spreading fertelizer rain just to make the buck
h.c.lawn& fence
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: WE dont offer this service
C & R Mowing LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: Most non professionals think that more is better when it comes to lawn treatment.
TLHR Lawn Care
Answer: True
Explanation: Lack of knowledge and education on proper lawn treatment
Diamond Cut Lawn & Landscape LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: THey tend to believe more is better.
RLN Properties LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: Pros read instructions
TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor
Answer: True
Explanation: They think a little more will not heart.
Premier Lawnscapes, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: many home owners apply pesticides without knowing for certain if they or necessary or if they are appropriate for the targeted pest.
Good Natured by Design
Answer: True
Explanation: A healthy lawn will not require a lot of pesticides.
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