fall aeration for new spring business

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Lasko's Lawn Service, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Lasko's Lawn Service

    Lasko's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Currently I'm nonlicensed in the state of PA. This winter I plan on getting licensed. However, I got to thinking about how I could land some spring fert/squirt accounts early. One idea I had was some local advertising to for aeration/overseeding/fertilizing and trying to sell for spring once I did some work for them. Has anybody else tried this or am I getting ahead of myself?
  2. grass4gas

    grass4gas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    Yes, I would say you got the cart before the horse. Not real sure for PA, but in Delaware, you have to have your applicators license before you can get your business pesticide license...it only makes sense.

    If you were to line up some accounts this fall or winter for next spring and you were unable to get your license for whatever reason, what would you do? Sub them out? Do them anyway and risk getting fined? These are only some of the questions you need to figure out first.

    Good luck
  3. grass4gas

    grass4gas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    One thing I forgot to mention...You will be fine for aeration and seeding, but you will need to be licensed for the fertilizing.

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