TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT SURVEY
Questions for Prospective Lawn Maintenance Contractors
Do you regularly monitor for pests (weeds, diseases, insects)? yes___ no___
Do you spot treat for pests or do you treat the entire lawn? spot treat___ entire lawn___
How do you determine when to recommend that a lawn be treated for grubs?
Soil sample? yes___ no___ Threshold? ____ grubs per square foot.
Do you test soil pH . . . as a regular part of your service? yes___
. . . at an additional charge to the customer? yes___ (price_____)
What turfgrass seed blend would you apply in an area with partial shade and sandy, acidic soil?
Kentucky bluegrass: cultivar____________________, percentage in mix______
Perennial ryegrass: cultivar____________________, percentage in mix______
Fine Fescue: percentage in mix: creeping red _____, chewings____, hard______
Tall Fescue: cultivar____________________, percentage in mix______
Do you typically use slow release or water insoluble nitrogen (WIN) fertilizer? yes__ no__
Percentage WIN in fertilizer_____
Do you use water soluble nitrogen (WSN) fertilizer?
Percentage WSN in fertilizer_____
Does the fertilizer contain phosphorus? yes___: percentage______ no___
Does the fertilizer contain potassium? yes___: percentage______ no___
How many fertilizer applications per year? _____ Which months or seasons? ________________
Do you educate customers about good cultural practices? If yes, please enclose a sample of your materials.
Do you offer additional services like: core aeration ____, thatch management____, mowing, fall bed clean-up____, tree pruning/removal____, woody ornamental fertilization and pest management ____? (Please check off all that apply.)
Do you practice Integrated Pest Management? yes___ no___
If yes, what training do technicians receive in IPM? ___________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
Do you have a pesticide applicator’s license? yes___, no___, license #______________________
Does your company have liability insurance that includes protection of workers? yes___ no___
Is your work guaranteed? yes___ no___
Do you service residential_____, commercial____ establishments? Can you provide a list of satisfied customers? yes___, no___
Company name:__________________________ address:_____________________________________ phone #__________ your name:_____________________