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Lawn vs Landscape

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by G&Plawn, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. G&Plawn

    G&Plawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I am a new LCO, I am inquiring about the legal side of the difference between the work. Whats the line between lawn care and landscape work. I recently removed some shrubs from a location and laid new cracked granite would this work be considered landscape work or lawn maintenence? I dont want to gt into legal trouble.
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    It's considered landscape work.

    Licensing and Insurance there is little difference. At least where I am. Both are lumped into one catagory. For licensing it is all just a contractor license.

    Insurance there is a difference on whether you do pesticides with your scope of work and if you are doing tree work. Very hard to get insurance when doing tree work.
  3. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    What you did, I would consider landscaping. What legal trouble do you think you can get into? In my area lawn/landscape is classified in the same category for insurance use. Just remember to call Dig Rite or whoever the company is that locates all utilities prior to digging.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Like GLAN and Lombardi said, that's landscaping.

    Don't know the particulars of ND, but here in NJ rates for Workmans Comp are lower if your business is lawn mowing vs landscaping (majority-wise). You might want to check into that.

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