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What's the law with fertilizing/weed killing?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by boxoffire, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. boxoffire

    boxoffire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    I spoke with a new customer today who's last lawn maintenance person said he wasn't licensed to put out any chemicals on her lawn, but would do so if she purchased them herself and he never brought anything over with him. Is this a safe way around putting out fertilizers and weed killers like Roundup without getting into any trouble? Just curious if someone knew for sure.

  2. Bob-Cat#1

    Bob-Cat#1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    In Wisconsin you must be a certified and licensed applicator as well as work for a licensed application business in order to apply pesticide for hire. I can't imagine many places are different.
  3. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    nope. still gotta have the license. He was still applying for hire.
  4. Brandyanna

    Brandyanna LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Don't take anybody's word on the legality of this issue. Some states will in fact allow fertilizer and pesticide applications for hire without a license if other criteria is met. Contact your state Dept. of Ag or equivalent.

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