Fertilizing & Spraying Chemicals

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnsnake, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. lawnsnake

    lawnsnake LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I have been mowing and landscaping for sometime now, and have recently decided to expand and begin fertilizing and spraying lawns. I have some residential jobs but the commercial jobs that I have is what scares me the most, like the largest banks and businesses in my city. I have until the early spring to learn all I can about it. What would be recommended for me to learn the correct amounts of this to be mixed with this, and so on? I know too much of certain stuff will burn grass. I have thought about going to a different city or state and give of my time to a company that does fertilize and spray chemicals all the time. Hey, what better way to learn than by experience. I would appreciate any help that could be given. Thanks, lawnsnake!
     
  2. GreenWorks Inc.

    GreenWorks Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Make sure you obtain the proper licensure as defined by your state. Most states require a license to apply any type of pesticide. John
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,134

    get that license now it takes months of waiting with the state and u will also need extra insurance as 4 treating commercial places don't be worried about it yet they are always price shoppers go residential
     
  4. Hookset

    Hookset LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    If Garner's Nurshery finds out your spraying without a license they will turn your behind in and it will cost you. You need to find someone to work directly under for a couple years, you'll need an applicators lic.
     
  5. KINGDOME

    KINGDOME LawnSite Member
    from ARIZONA
    Posts: 11

    i KNOW IN ARIZONA YOU NEED A QUALIFYING PARTY LIS.
    ANOTHER THING BE SURE YOU STAY UP TO DATE AND DON'T TRY
    TO CUT CORNERS ,THE WILL NAIL YOU
     
  6. lawnsnake

    lawnsnake LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Are you required to have an applicators license if you applying material that is over the counter?
     
  7. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Posts: 77

    Yes. Any chemicals you spray to a lawn and except a fee, you have to have a license.
     

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