If you are a mow n go what do you do about weed control?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kebrowns, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I never have luck with other contractors. They either never get back to me or make me look bad to my customer by not showing up or whatever.

    So I'm getting trained and licensed this December so I can do it myself.
     
  2. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    I agree, you should maintain control of your accounts at ANY cost, I had my best freind sub contract for me when I was first starting out, and he stole my account.
    The guy liked that he could do more, and my buddy figured that if he (the HO ) was going to look for someone else, it may as well be him.

    Figure out how to do it, and do it!....Legal is better.
     
  3. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
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    your licensed to do it. take care of it yourself. more money in your pocket. :drinkup:

     
  4. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    Started my business this spring and I went ahead and got the license, it helped me convert "pay as you go" clients to "year long accounts" It's kind of like offering them bundling like AT&T.
     
  5. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    This. I just took my pesticide applicator class and test earlier this week, just waiting on my test results. In NC, the certification is good for 5 years and you're required to get 10 continuing education credits over that period to re-certify. Definitely worth the expense and effort to give your customers one-stop shopping :)
     
  6. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    1. You need to get licensed/certified for fertilizer, herbicide, etc.
    2. Re-register your company to add these items.
    3. Make sure your insurance covers what you are doing.

    Or else get ready for the big Fines.

    -Michael
     
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    That's why I sub with who I do, he won't touch a mower to save his life LOL
     
  8. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    I'm taking the test next week, was it hard??
     
  9. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,356

    i took it earlier in the year in georgia, it was an easy test. i spent alot of time studying too.

     
  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    NO it's not hard, just be familar with the material in the book. Know your formula's.
     

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