landscape and hardscape

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigd1634, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. bigd1634

    bigd1634 LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering what you need to do these in New Jersey. Other then the basics for landscaping, do you need a license or anything for laying fertilizer. I know that you need something else for pesticides but does fertilizer fall under that. For hardscaping I have heard that you can do a wall that is less than 4 feet tall. Can you also lay pavers for driveways and walkways, or do you need another cert. from the state?
  2. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    Not from Jersey, but on the fertilizing side or this, most states require the Herbicide/Pesticide License to apply them. Granted, if you are fertilizer only, then it is not needed, but that means that you cannot apply any weed control (Roundup) or Pre-Post Emergence applications, legally...
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    before you get into hardscaping....PLEASE take a few classes, or sub out the first few jobs and watch.... there is a lot more to pavers then people think...

    a screwed up paver job will only help depress the paver prices in your area...
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    You might want to do a search. The topic about how crazy NJ is on licenses has been discussed many times in recent months. From what many of the lcos on here say, its a hard BS filled process. Good Luck!!

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