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Homeowner Lawn Care

How do you maintain your "little patch of heaven" you call your lawn. For some it is a labor of love resulting in a thicker greener lawn than your neighbors. For others its an intimidating task that requires to much time away from the golf coure, family time or the sunday game. Whatever it may be to you, it still remains that the "Grass always seems to be greener on the other side", tell me about your lawn care habits.
How is your lawn maintained?
I maintain my own lawn
I hire a local landscaping company to maintain my lawn for me.
I try not to look at my lawn and let it go "natural"
If you hire a landscaping company, what is the reason you do not maintain your lawn yourself?
Convenience
Does not apply
Lack of knowledge
Health
Time
Insufficient equipment
How big is your lawn?
0 to .25 Acre (0-10,890 sq. ft)
.25 to .50 Acre (10,890-21,780 sq. ft)
.50 to 1 Acre (21,780-43,560 sq. ft)
1 to 1.5 Acres (43,560-65,340 sq. ft)
Larger than 1.5 Acres (65,340+ sq. ft)
Do you apply fertilizer to your lawn?
Yes
No...why not?
My landscaper fertilizes my lawn.
What type of fertilizer do you apply to your lawn?
Organic fertilizer....Example: Milorganite
Name brand Synthetic fertilizer....Example: Scotts 4-Step
Whatever my landscaper puts down
Where do you purchase your fertilizer products?
Home Center....(i.e. Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.)
Mass Merchant...(i.e. Walmart, K-Mart, etc.)
Warehouse Clubs...(i.e. Costco, Bj's, Sams, etc.)
Hardware Store...(i.e. Aubuchon, Acre, True Value, etc.)
Nursery/Garden Center
Other
I don't purchase fertilizer
Do you look at the analysis (i.e. 10-10-10 or 25-3-11) on the fertilizer bag?
Yes
No
Fertilizer has an analysis?
What 3 factors are most important to you when choosing a fertilizer to purchase?
Season long feeding
Spreader settings clearly marked on label
Sq. Ft. coverage of one bag
Environmentally friendly
Price
Most nitrogen humanly possible to stuff in the 50 lb. bag.
Safe for kids and pets
Quick green-up
Have you ever had a soil test conducted on your lawn?
Yes
No
Soil test? Will that find gold?
How much do you think it costs to conduct a soil test on your lawn?
$0-$50
$50-$100
$100-$150
$150 or more
Which group of individuals are most responsible for the excessive use of fertilizer resulting in pollution?
Golf Course Superintendents
Sports Complex Managers
Homeowners
Fertilizer manufacturing companies
Landscapers
Which do you think is generally more expensive?
Synthetic fertilizers...Example: Scotts 4-Step
Organic fertilizers...Example: Milorganite
Which fertilizer do you feel would achieve the best results based solely on how it is derived?
Synthetic
Organic
How important is living environmentally friendly to you?
Very Important...at the forefront of every decision
Important...whenever possibly
Important to an extent...as long as it doesn't cost a lot more
Not Important...global warming means less work to get a great tan
Which option would you rather choose?
Scotts 4-Step Program
Custom fertilizer program based on results of soil tests on your lawn
Which option do you think would be more expensive?
Scotts 4-Step Program
Custom fertilizer program based on results of soil tests on your lawn
If there was an organic version of the Scotts 4-Step Program would you purchase if instead of the Synthetic version already on the market?
Yes
No...why not?
Do you apply herbicides to your lawn to control weeds?
Yes
No
Do you control weeds using a "weed & feed" product like scotts turf builder plus dandelion control?
Yes
No
Do you control weeds by spot spraying them with an over the counter weed spray?
Yes
No
Do you control insects (i.e. grubs, billbugs, etc.) on your lawn?
Yes
No
Only if there are so many they are killing my lawn
How many times do you apply fertilizer to your lawn in a year?
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
When do you purchase your fertilizer?
I purchase enough fertilizer for the entire year at one time...when?
I purchase fertilizer only when I need to apply it
How much money do you estimate you spend on fertilizer, insect & weed control on your lawn a year?
$0-$50
$50-$100
$100-$150
$150-$200
$200-$250
$250-$300
More than $300...enter amount
Do you have a home irrigation system?
Yes
No
How do you irrigate your lawn?
I do not have an irrigation system or sprinklers...I let mother nature do it
I have an automatic irrigation system
I use sprinklers to supplement mother nature when it is extremely dry
Do you use Miracle Grow on your flowers?
Yes
No
Yes but a product other than Miracle Grow....which is:
This poll was created on 2011-01-01 18:17:12 by turfguy