Fert Question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by holyshnikies, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. holyshnikies

    holyshnikies LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 51

    This may be a stupid question but, say im selling my customers a 5 application Fertilizing Program is it ok to use Scotts Brand Fertilizer to use on their yards or is there a legal situation i should be aware of?
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    If you are not a certified applicater and you get caught you have problems.:nono:
     
  3. Landscape25

    Landscape25 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 199

    It depends on the state. In Florida it is legal to apply straight fert.
     
  4. barefootlawns

    barefootlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    You should check the regs for your state.
     
  5. holyshnikies

    holyshnikies LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 51

    i live in KCMO and i was told it is legal to apply straight fert, does that exclude Scotts Crabgrass Preventer with halts, or Scotts weed control,
    just an ol' bag of fert i bought from lowes
     
  6. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    If it kills weeds it is a pesticide, and is therefore not just straight fert. You must be licensed for this.
     
  7. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Pesticide and herbicide.
     
  8. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    how many people dont know about the legalities of this situation, i really though it was general knowledge, but i guess there are alot of people who dont know.....

    yea you dont wnat to get in trouble for this.... gets real expensive i hear...:)
     

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