Not licensed right now. don't apply anything, no roundup, no fert, nothing. Want to get certified and am working on that now. before i cough up the money to get the license, want to figure out what kind of materials and equipment i'll be needing to get. completely new to the game. only applied granules to my own yard a few years ago. have a cheap push spreader and a cheap backpack with the manual handle to provide pressure. I know this won't cut it. I've got a 1500 96 gmc sierra and two trailers, both of which are used for lawn care maintenance (mowing, light landscaping). was hoping to get into the game on the low end of prices and build up over time like i did with the mowers and handhelds. I just read that going the granular route instead of liquid is easier to start out, would most of you agree? what kind of equipment is suggested, looking for company names and even specific models if possible. Also, I'm assuming that the stuff sold at the big box stores is not what you guys are using, so my question is where do you get your stuff. Lastly, I know I'm new. I'm sure these questions have been asked before, i couldn't find any good threads to answer my question. I want to learn the business before I get into it and I would love to work for another company to get a better understanding, but in my area, that's not a possibility. Any information you guys can offer would be very appreciated. Ric in another thread has provided some great resources on learning how to treat the grass without killing it...i'm working through that now.