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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 279 votes): True.

Answer: True
Explanation: Many people don’t know how much to apply due to never using it.
845 Lawn Care
Answer: True
Explanation: Yes. Especially on early spring when weeds start to show.
Paradise Lawn & Landscaping Service's
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We do not do pesticides.
B- Sharp Property Maintenance
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: It depends on whether or not you know what you were doing are you taking the time to tend to your lawn and learn about it.
Helping Hands
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This is dependent on how often they are applied. Sometimes even professional companies will over apply
Westfall landscaping
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: it is possible.
All Year Property Care
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Not understanding the type of pesticides and the frequency of applications can cause many issues with maintaining a healthy lawn.
Advantage Lawn Care
Answer: True
Explanation: I work for a few companies that I've seen that we've gone in as install removal of plants because of over frying with pesticides
Cuts by J
Answer: True
Explanation: Homeowners tend to believe more is better. However applying more than the specified directions can actually have the opposite effect.
Glatfelter Property Services
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: More often than not home owners use less when spreading because they don't measure the space. And over apply when spraying.
Green Peas Lawn Care
Answer: False
Explanation: Allot just use strong ones n end up using too much
K @ G Lawn Care and Landscaping
Answer: True
Explanation: Most customers Think that more is better when it comes to fertilizing pesticide
MSC
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Chemical labels may be confusing to read or figure correct amounts for usage. Some people think if one ounce is recommended than two ounces should be better. This is a common mistake and misuse of chemical products
TEE TURF INC
Answer: True
Explanation: Trying to keep bugs out of the garden
ENCHANTMENT ENTERPRISE AND DEVELOPMENT
Answer: True
Explanation: Some homeowners are not familiar with proper application process ..
Aries Landscape & Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Most home owners are not sure how much to apply
Hardscaping Plus
Answer: True
Explanation: Yes or they dont do it enough and and end up spending double to do it right the 1st time
Crestview Property Maintenance
Answer: True
Explanation: MOst home owners believe more is always better which is not true
Cuyahoga Property Maintenance
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Professional lawn service providers are experts in all types of turf and its needs. However, it is the homeowner that knows what they have in a lawn, what they want, and what they are willing to do to achieve the end result.
Gregory Landscaping
Answer: True
Explanation: Due to not having the knowledge of when and what to apply.
Cedar Ridge Landscaping LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Some may over apply, however I believe most follow the instructions on their product labels
J&M Landscaping
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: 1. Avoid spraying over impervious surfaces. 2. Do not spray on a windy day. 3. Do not apply to bare or eroding soil. 4. Do not apply near water systems such as wells, streams, and lakes.
Phocas Landscape
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
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Some do and others dont attempt to.
Larry Pierce Lawn/Landscaping
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: False
Explanation: Most people don't put pesticides on their lawn but the ones that do usually then to over apply the ratio
TPS PLOWING
Answer: True
Explanation: SOME DO NOT READ HOW TO DO IT,
MR.GREEN ACRES
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: Most lawn care services use too many chemicals. A responsible service will not over use.
Mow Hawk Lawn Care
Answer: True
Explanation: Most people do not read the instructions and think the more chemicals they apply the faster the weeds will go away. The main thing to remember is your yard is not going to look super over night. It takes time and patience.
Three Men Lawn
Answer: True
Explanation: No Proper Trainning
BROWN-DAVIS LAWNCARE & SNOW REMOVAL
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I am not sure how the customers apply the fertilizer or pesticides we use a great spreader that will spread the fertilizer and pesticides evenly though out the property
Midwest Ground Effects, Inc.
Answer: True
Explanation: Home owners do not measure out the proper amount needed. They just apply.
Lawns By Glen
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: They think more is better but too much can injure the turf cause disease and that he buildup.
Coastal Care
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I think this depends on how much knowledge the home owner has about lawns and pesticides.
Backyard Boys Enterprise, LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Pesticides should be applied before active season only.
UNIQUE LAWNSCAPE LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: OTC product cant be fully trusted. i.e. During my first couple of years in the business I used OTC products like fertilizer. This product claimed it could be used Any Time of year. I applied the correct amount on a high end yard. Two weeks later the entire yard was dying?! When I contacted the company's support I was informed that there was a disclaimer on the bag (in 3 point font) that it should not be used once the temp. approached 80. This lesson cost me a tractor-trailer worth of sod and two days labor. Now I use and recommend only Professional products purchased from a Local Landscape supplier. Not only do you get a superior product but good advice is free.
Money$ Worth Lawn Maintenance
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
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: Consumer think that more is better
4 Season Maintenance and Repair
Answer: True
Explanation: Being certified, professional employees are trained on when and how much to apply.
Timberworx Tree and Landscaping
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
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation:
Markley mowing n more
Answer: True
Explanation: In some cases homeowners may not know the proper amount not the right time to apply
All Seasons Landscaping & Snowplowing
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This is a hard question to answer since many homeowners us many different pesticides and methods
Black Dirt Services LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I see home owners both applying too much and too little. Typically it is due to equipment that isn't properly calibrated.
Lawn Rescue
Answer: True
Explanation: Most owners do not know of the enviromental hazards..for instance drift..as well as overkill
Night Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: homeowners do read labels and tend to be good
chesapeake bay landscaping
Answer: False
Explanation: www.smartscapejax.com
SmartScape Lawn & Landscape
Answer: False
Explanation: I don;t think the majority of people apply pesticides
ZZK Property Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I don't they do
Three Sisters Landscaping
Answer: True
Explanation: A properly maintained lawn (not cut less than 2") can withstand the attack of most pest without the use of chemicals.
Lawn Care 4 RI
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
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: they do not all ways read all of the in
Selena's Landscape, design & Tree Service, LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: Lot of people believe more is better but it defeats the perpouse
Rick and Rondas Landscapes
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
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: This is true because most labeling can be confusing
Florida Landscape & Lawn Care, LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: It goes both ways but generally most people think more is better.
Nj Lawnmasters
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: could go either way
vetorinos landscaping and irrigation,llc
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depends on method
EJs Lawncare
Answer: True
Explanation: There are many factors involved in applying fertilizer and pesticides on a lawn. All professionals are required to be licensed to apply these lawn treatments, and for good reason. Many homeowners and unlicensed service professionals just do not "know" what the lawn actually requires, when to treat, and how much to use to help the lawn thrive. By hiring a licensed professional those factors are worked out on a educated level to ensure the right product is used at the right time and in correct quantities.
Blue Lotus Landscaping
Answer: True
Explanation: Having proper training and certifications give professionals the knowledge and tips for a healthy lawn.
True Lines Professional Lawn Care
ProMatcher
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
Answer: False
Explanation: The attention isnt enough
AJR Lawn care
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: too many variables I would have to know the client and exactly what they're doing
Webster's Lawn care
Answer: False
Explanation: Not nearly often enough.
Custom Cuts Lawn Care
Answer: True
Explanation: Many do not read or understand the label before applying
White Oak Landscaping & Lawn Care, inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We do not offer this
Cleanup Service
Answer: True
Explanation: A big misconception is more is better. This is not the case when it comes to applying fertilizers.
Lawn Frogs Landscaping
Answer: True
Explanation: A healthy lawn should not require much pesticide(s).
E&R Lawn Care, LLC
ProMatcher
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