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The Beast

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May 24, 2004
South beach
$47 per application so just over $325 for the year, but I would also need the viney weed program to hopefully clear up the creeping charlie, which is another $26 per application.

I mean I guess its not terrible realistically, I'm just trying to compare to maybe doing the Scotts program or something maybe?

My bigger concern is with the dogs now and I'm waiting to hear back from them how long they would need to be off the lawn after each application.

That seems like a lot of money when u add the extra $25 per application. I get creeping Charlie and I spray them drown twice a year and that takes care of them each bottle is under $10.

What I get
Spring fertilizer
Crabgrass preventer
Weed control
Lawn food

I don’t think I spend more than $100 and I buy from rural king or menards when on sale unless u have an acre then u need the big bags then the cost will go up


From the quiet street
TCG Blue
Aug 3, 2007
Hanover Park
So, I used to water heavily (at night), until I started getting those water bills. So last season, I didn't water at all. Then we went through that hot/dry stretch and while it lost it's green, it didn't go scorched earth and again, no weeds took over (as weeds grow no matter what). I just scaled back mowing.
Still makes me want to try and do the water pump that I posted in this thread before. Free grass water = nice!

My grass just needs to get better. I’m on the fence about people doing it, but on the other hand if someone jump starts it, maintaining is easier.


GM & Holden nut swinger
Sep 12, 2008
I know we have had these discussions before in this thread, but as said, my experience is a complete 180*.

- I get the breakdown of what they put down. The products, percent mix, etc.
- The results above speak for themselves. Is it absolute utter perfection? No. But from the dead yard and weed farm it was, this is like a perfect award winning yard. :D
- When I have had issues with them, I.E. them putting something down, then we get a downpour or 80 MPH winds blowing the granules away, I call them up and they're here the next day re-doing it. Never had issues with the customer service.
- I will say that they have grown exponentially, which might contribute to issues you had. I started with them when they did basically the Wheaton/Carol Stream/WeGo area and wouldn't venture out of that. But the flip side of that is, they've grown because of their good rep.
- I have had the others and while I don't think they were bad, the yard didn't turn around the way it had/has under Weiss.


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TCG Blue
May 25, 2007
As I said to Fester in a PM, all I do is mow/trim/edge. I let them figure out the details. I know several here like Dan love to do this. I don't have that time because just keeping up with mowing is a task, especially in the spring and then late fall (getting leaves up).

Used to. Then I had these kids and don’t have as much time. I just did the Scott’s program last year with liquid pre emergent, and weed spray.


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TCG Blue
Aug 4, 2007
Cedar Lake, IN
Debating about doing my own fert this year. I’ve got to figure out cost vs what I’m paying spring green and how much money my time is worth. I have to look at their invoice for this year, I know they bumped prices.
I was literally going to say the same thing. 2 years ago it was about $350 for the year. Last year it was $425. I just got the pre pay invoice for 2023 and it’s just shy of $500. That does include 6 applications, weed control, core aeration, and grub control.

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TCG Blue
Aug 28, 2007
Homer Glen
I feel like I’m in the same boat. Don’t have the time or want to do it myself but the price is a hard pill to swallow
I’ve got half a million home projects already going. Some day when things are calmed down, I’ll definitely take more pride in doing the lawn myself.
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The Beast

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May 24, 2004
South beach
So, when I was over at the house this morning, another benefit is that I am already seeing the green come back in the grass. I look at other yards next to be and they still have the dormant light brown.

So it also recovers quickly.

I saw that the other day walking the dog my yard is not as brown or dormant as my neighbors but I figured it was because of the different types of grass.

Blood on Blood

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Apr 6, 2005