Ohio Lawn thread

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by Sydenstricker Landscaping, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    That's not gunna happen. I got inspected last year and I asked how they go about enforcing the laws for fert. He said they have ohio split in like 5 zones, one inspector in each zone yet they're all based out of Columbus, so they only go out once in awhile, drive around for the day and if they see people with spreaders/sprayers they stop them. Just happened he was in my hood that day and saw me with 2 sprayers on the truck. He actually told ME to do his job and if i know of anyone illegal to tell them. I asked what they do to illegals. "Oh we try to point them in the right direction, we can't do anything legally until they harm someone" WOW!!! So why am I spending the money and going every 3 years to get recerted?!?!

    Same thing with that BS landscape stock license. The $125 one just to allow you to go buy plants and install them. I asked that guy how they enforce it, same situation, but they'll take the plants if they catch you and you have to pay a 50 dollar fine. I straight up told the guy I'll take my chances that you don't find me. I'm not about to pay 125 for a bogus license that doesnt get enforced. When I suggested they make it to where you have to have the license to buy the plants in the first place he said they can't, that's illegal because a place can't refuse to sell to you. BS!
     
  2. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    The thing that gets me about all these licenses, is the fact that your paying to be regulated. If you dont have a fert license, your not regulated, your not on the map so to speak. same with the nursery stock one, if you have it, you have to keep logs of what you use, inspect the plants, report any issues you see with the plants, and if the plant has issues after install. And they'll inspect you on those records. Yet you don't pay, and you'll never be checked for those things.


    I'm all about regulation, but a portion of the fees are suppossed to go towards enforcement, just like hunting licenses pay rangers to stop people and make sure they have them. Yet in our industry it's all messed up
     
  3. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    i was at those seminairs with Kurt and heard all the same stuff. even our state government thinks this field is a joke and wont enforce their own laws.
     
  4. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    Kurt on vacation and on lawnsite, WTF?
     
  5. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    Just wondering if the size of strap on the rider is to be a certain size. I was told the zero turn strap needs to be at least 4inches in width.

    Thanks,

    JP
     
  6. corbster

    corbster LawnSite Fanatic
    from OHIO
    Posts: 29,511

    WOW ....and the state is trying to find ways to generate Money :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:
    I can see the issue of pointing them in the right direction, they need to fine these grass guys that are not legal to spray. That will make them get legal. Shoot ...can the state handle the liability of the fact they wait till someone gets poisoned or die, how about an entire town's water supply is tainted. ...things to ponder !
    They can make 4 times the salary of an agent in Miami County alone. Every Tom, Dick and Harry is spraying lawns and spraying for weeds and laugh at you if you ask them about license. It pisses me off to no end. A buddy/co-worker mows lawns and had the nerve to ask me questions about spraying and I let him have it. I told him to get certified to do fert and he said why! I will ask someone else or get the information from JDL.
    I think our worst threat is the people who sells the chemicals, they will help anybody as long as it's a sale....Rant over ! :)
     
  7. corbster

    corbster LawnSite Fanatic
    from OHIO
    Posts: 29,511

    I looked and read a ton of useless information, can't find anything. I will let you know if I do.
     
  8. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    you need to check the weight rating on them and it must be high enough to hold them down.
     
  9. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    Thanks. I can't believe I did not think of that. Maybe the hit on the head earlier this week did more damage then I thought. :hammerhead:

    Check this out: Scam???

    http://columbus.craigslist.org/bfs/1870797698.html
     
  10. Lazer Cut

    Lazer Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    hey guys, selling equipment.

    Look at the marketplace... its business/equipment sale
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