Florida Lawn Care fertilizing licenses?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by privatelawn, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do I need a license in the state of florida to apply fertilizer, the ones you buy at lowes? What about the bug control they sell at lowes do I need a license to apply that? Thanks
     
  2. Shawninfl

    Shawninfl LawnSite Member
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  3. Shawninfl

    Shawninfl LawnSite Member
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  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are no fert laws in FL, as long as its straight fert. But to do weed & feed or pest control you have to work under a licensed pest contol operator for 3 years before you can get your license.

    There is a license called "limited commercial" This is for spraying beds "shrubs, hedges,..., and for spraying roundup. Its an easy license to get.
     
  5. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok thanks to both of you for your replies
     
  7. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, but keep in mind that is straight fertilizer only.

    Many "off the shelf" fertilizers at home improvement have some sort of pesticide in them, which would make them illegal to apply.
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ric, where ya at???? :)
     
  9. michindi

    michindi LawnSite Member
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    How does one go about getting a limited commercial license?
     
  10. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Too get your "blue card" for RU go too you local county extension office ....take the class ....pay the $$ ...take the test ...pay more $$ n your good to spray RU in the beds only
     

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