Just wanted to compare notes. In our state it is a real pain in the butt to get a Landscape Contractor's License. This is both good and bad. The good part is it weeds out a lot of guys who don't know jack about landscaping. It also creates a barier of entry that allows those who are LLCs to charge more. The bad part is that it takes control out of the people's hands and creates another [underfunded] government beauracracy. In our state, you have to have either 1) a College degree in landscaping or horticulture 2) 2 years experience with a Licensed Landscaping Company 3) 4 years experience in the landscape maintenance industry and submit 24 written reports (6 per year) of projects you've worked on. That's JUST TO QUALIFY TO TAKE THE TEST!!! Then you have pay a fee and take the 3 part test. Then if you pass, you must prove you are bonded and insured and only then are you a LLC. It's a major pain. The funny thing is, I can become an LLC in the state of WA (just 20 miles away) in less than a day if I want to. No test, just prove I'm bonded, insurance, and a few other minor things. So what's it like in your state?