They really don't make it easy when your trying to do things the right way I guess that is why there are so many people doing it there own way. I live in Maryland and I am in the process of trying to obtain a home improvement contractors license, this is what's needed to break ground and plant anything. Well in order to obtain this, one of the requirements is that you have 2 years experience in the field with another company or you can substitute 1 year if you have gone to a trade school. Now I am not trying to plant anything huge but if a customer wants a tree planted I'd like to be able to do that for them. I am 30yo with three kids and I already have a full time profession, I do not have the time to go work for someone for $10-15 or go back to school to do something simple like plant some flowers. Does anyone have a legitiment solution to this problem? I am striving to keep things honest. The best I can come up with is go work for my buddy one day a month who has a LCO for 2 years. Anyone else having the same problem?