Ok, I have been hearing so many things about how to become a legal lawn maintenance company. As far as I know you dont need a license to perform lawn maintenance in Michigan. With fertilizing you can only perform a dry fertilization service without a license. IF you do pesticides and herbicides and liquid fertilizers, you need a license. As far as landscaping goes, I thought the only license you need is if you advertise for being a landscape architect. Also to be legal, I thought you have to pay taxes, register your business name with the state, and get insurance. However, I have been hearing you need to have a contractor's license to perform any service in landscaping/lawn maintenance that amounts to $600 or more including materials and labor. Also I keep hearing you need to have a business license? And have a bond? what is a bond, and how do you get one? And just to carry a trailer around or have people in the same vehicle you need a least a chauffeur's license or a CDL?? Basically, if someone could tell me exactly what you need to be 100% legal in Michigan to be a lawn maintenance and landscaping company, it would be great. Plus it would be nice to know if im not illegal or acting as a "scrub" as many refer to it as.