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Something D
12-27-2005, 08:44 AM
I have been in business now for 3 years strickly mowing and landscaping. I do not currently provide and fertilizer or weed control applications. I also do not have my pestiside license that is why I don't offer this currenlty. I am looking at adding fertilizer and weed control to my offerings whether it be chemical or organic.

Where do I begin my research in Organic Lawn Care?

Do you still need a pesticide license?

Do most of you order your products online? if so where do you go?

I am really interested in getting started in offereing this in 2006 and any help would be greatly appreciated.

nocutting
12-29-2005, 01:55 PM
Hi, there is plenty of Great Advice here on the Organic Forum, you need to look for specific questions / or titles that are of intrest to you in the already posted pages and in the search engine on the top rite side of the opening page...............After you get a clear picture in your mind of whats avalible, by all means come back and post your question, and we'll be glad to help you......for now "Welcome Aboard" and Good Luck:rolleyes:

Microbe
01-09-2006, 03:01 PM
Well... buy a spreader... and spread away! good luck :)

NattyLawn
01-09-2006, 04:20 PM
Well... buy a spreader... and spread away! good luck :)

I know your post might be light hearted, but would you honestly really give that advice to someone who's never fertlized or sprayed pesticides? "I know you're new to fertilzation, be it organic or chemical, but go buy a spreader and spread some fert!" Come on man...

Something D
01-10-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies like that keep us who are new to specific treatment or project from ever coming back.

If you don't have anything of value to say in your reply why bother. This is a forum for people to learn and gain a better understanding in this business.

I asked some serious questions that would help me in this process. I have applied fertilizer and pesticides to my own property but not as part of my business.

NattyLawn
01-10-2006, 07:17 PM
Go here for info on TN: http://www.state.tn.us/agriculture/regulate/aip/certlic.html
It looks like you will need a license if applying commercially.

For more info on organic practices, use the search and forum on here, and google is your friend. Here are a few sites...
http://www.environmentalfactor.com/html/Organiclawncare.html
http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/organic/2004020829016580.html
http://www.soilsecrets.com/

As far as products go, I'd do a ton of research online, but ordering online might not be the best idea. For fert, check out http://www.nutrientsplus.com/. This fert isn't certified organic as there are some bio-solids in some of their ferts. For weed control, check out the Green Guardian in the sponsor forum...
Happy reading...