There is a House Bill 947 Landscape/Irrigation Contractors in Raleigh, North Carolina that's being sponsored by Representative Gibson( phone # 919-715-3007) and McHenry which if passed will prohibit anyone but a select few( licensed landscape contractors and irrigation contractors) from" engaging in the business requiring the art,experience,ability,knowledge,science and skill to install,plant,repair,and maintain gardens,lawns,shrubs,vines,trees, or other decorative vegetation including the grading and preparation of plots and areas of land for decorative treatment and arrangement." If this was to become law many lco's in North Carolina would be put out of business.If passed it could levy fines up to $2000.00 per violation. Present lco's would not be grandfathered in. The licensing board would be made up of : A landscape contractor, an irrigation contractor, a practicing nurseryman, a landscape architect among others. Please read this bill; there is much more important information that I couldn't list. You can view this House Bill 947 on the North Carolina General Assembly web page. It can be found by going to www.ncga.state.nc.us call, e-mail, send letters to your Representatives and voice your opinion.This is the second time in 4 years that they have been trying to get this passed, if it passes one day we will not be able to do the work we love to do . If you need to contact me for any information that I have call me Gary Saxon at 910-799-3704. Gulfstream Landscaping and Maintenance Inc.