OK, I keep hearing all these lawn/landscaping crews saying, you need to be licensed to provide a lawn maintenance service. What license are they talking about? I have checked with the state of Michigan and they said "No license required for landscaping unless Landscape Architect is advertised and no license is required for lawn maintenance." The only thing i can think of is perhaps a contractor's license, which is required by anyone who provides a service for over $500. But in Michigan, lawn care was not one of the contractor's licenses. So if someone could specify what they mean to be licensed, it would be great. To clear things up, I have been in business for 2 years so far. I started by myself, and am still building up my business. I have also consulted another lawn/landscaping company who say that the only thing required is to register your name with the state, get insurance, and pay your taxes(all of which i do/done).