Fertilizing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lawnboy85, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Posts: 1,074

    that is, you can't charge a fee to apply chemicals without a license. in my state, however, if the h/o buys and transports the pesticide annnnnd supplies the application equipment, an lco is allowed to apply. the lco is not allowed to charge a fee for this service.
    this is why you should study for and acquire a license. you wouldn't have to ask such inane questions then.
     
  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Who would do this? Give away my time? Not me.
     
  3. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Posts: 1,074

    i wouldn't do it either. that's why i'm licensed.
    i'm just passing on what the law is.
     
  4. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    Yes there should be no questions unless there are for starting a business.
     
  5. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    You don't apply fertilizer to a dormant lawn it will not be there when the lawn is out of dormancy.

    You will damage/destroy a lawn by spray round up on it at any time regardless of if it is dormant.

    Don't apply anything without reading the label.
     
  6. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Posts: 1,074

    that's why he needs to do a bit of studying and get certified. he's gonna end up getting sued if he doesn't. get licensed and then come back and ask these elementary questions.
     
  7. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    I love these fertilizer threads.

    Some new guy comes here, asking very basic questions about fertilization. It's apparent that if he were licensed, he wouldn't have to be asking these questions.

    So the guys here who ARE licensed and have the know-how advise the newbie to check regulations and be sure he's following the law, and advise him to get licensed.

    Newbie proceeds to flame because he/she didn't get the answer he/she was looking for.

    It has nothing to do with "shutting little guys down". Read the title at the top of the forum. Professionals growing together. A professional doesn't go applying pesticides without a license or the proper know-how.

    I don't ask fertilizer/pesticide questions here, because I'm not licensed. I've started the process, and I know that by going through it I will gain enough knowledge to answer my basic questions. Even so, I will likely only use that license for non-selective herbicides like Roundup until I have the know-how to properly apply the correct chemicals to turf. Until then, I'm subbing it out to someone who knows what they are doing.

    Even so, these threads crack me up:)
     
  8. CoreyD

    CoreyD LawnSite Member
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    all im going to say is...... if you can buy whatever it is your gonna use from the store without showing a license..... but it requires a license to apply or whatever...... do it anyways.... ive never heard of having to have a license around here.... and if you havent either.... its not your fault that they dont make it known..... i dunno bout you... but i could get away with that fine easily
     
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Now THERE's the right attitude! THAT ought to take you places in life!:laugh:
     
  10. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    I can't say for your area but here ignorance of the law doesn't mean you don't have to follow it.
     

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