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Old 02-08-2013, 10:42 PM
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OK so I am starting this spring (mid march hopefully) I want to provide as many services as I can but in NY and many other states I need a license to apply herbicide and I dont have one, and at this time I am a little to busy to take the class and take the test. If I provide mowing, mulching, sodding, seeding, aeration, leaf removal, fertilizer, etc can I be successful without providing weed/pest control? Maybe I can refer customers to another company? Will that hurt my business? Should I not do fertilizer? And refer my customers to a lawn care (Pest/Weed/Fertilizer company) Or maybe hand weeding with fertilizer?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:47 PM
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Find someone who does ONLY fert/squirt.

Sub out to him.

Yes you can be successful.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:51 PM
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I pretty sure you'll need a license to apply fertilizer in NY. The same license would be required for both. The fert. and squirt license would really round out your services. Referring those services to another is like giving money away, IMO.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:03 PM
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I pretty sure you'll need a license to apply fertilizer in NY. The same license would be required for both. The fert. and squirt license would really round out your services. Referring those services to another is like giving money away, IMO.
I think its only herbicide that requires a license but maybe I am wrong. Ill do some more research.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:49 PM
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No, you are correct. Still worth getting it will pay for itself.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:50 AM
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you can now take the pest course online in NY. Have to take the state exam on site though.
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