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Customer asked me to put Scotts fert. on her lawn?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lasher66, May 23, 2003.

  1. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    I had a customer ask me to go get Scotts fertilizer from home depot and put some on her lawn for her. Am I able to do this if I am not licenced in fertilizer apps. I wasnt sure if I had to be licenced to put down fertilizer. Thanks

  2. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    you need a pest license.it may be legal in you state like it is here to put down straight fertilizer. which would be the scotts turf builder with nothing else in it
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    ya same here, I think that if its straight granular fertilizer then it might be ok..but I would first check if I was you.
  4. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    In Ohio if you are applying a fertilizer commercially, (for someone other than your own home and as a paid service), you are required to have an applicators license. If you've applied only a fertilizer with no control product then you are not required to post the property, otherwise you need to post it. It could be a sticky situation if you made an application and something went wrong with the lawn. Having the liability coverage for doing applications is important as well, never know when something might go wrong even when you meant doing it with the best intentions.
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    in Fl you can apply it if the customer supplys the material and the application equipment
  6. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    In Wisconsin you need the license and post the application if it is not your own property. This gos for any and all pesticide applications. Weed killer, rat poison, bug spray, ect.
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

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