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Old 01-06-2008, 10:45 PM
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I live and work in coastal Georgia (about an hour west of Savannah). What would be the best fertilizer and best fertilizer instruction for me... I am NEW at this as you can tell!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:49 PM
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I can't really answer that question for you, but being a fellow Georgian (I live about 20 minutes south of Atlanta in Fayetteville), I wanted to make sure that you have gotten your contractor's license and applicators license... without those, you're not legally allowed to use fertilizer on a customer's lawn.

Just wanted to make sure you already knew that... = )
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Wow! Now you see why I am on here for help! Thanks... instructions for obtaining these? Cost??
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Let's see.... the cost for the test for the applicator's license is $45 I believe. You NEED to study for this before taking the test... and of course, you have to buy study materials.

I don't know if there is even a cost for the contractor's license, but I DO know that you have to have proof of General Liability insurance** before you can obtain such a license.

Contact the Department of Agriculture to find out all the specifics. (Georgia Department of Agriculture website)

**If you're not already insured, I would recommend doing this anyway... you can get a good $1,000,000 policy for about $500/year. Not bad! Check with your local insurance agencies for more information about that.

Hope this information helps.
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Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Jan. 07 2008,12:08)]Let's see.... the cost for the test for the applicator's license is $45 I believe. *You NEED to study for this before taking the test... and of course, you have to buy study materials.

I don't know if there is even a cost for the contractor's license, but I DO know that you have to have proof of General Liability insurance** before you can obtain such a license.

Contact the Department of Agriculture to find out all the specifics. *(Georgia Department of Agriculture website)

**If you're not already insured, I would recommend doing this anyway... you can get a good $1,000,000 policy for about $500/year. *Not bad! *Check with your local insurance agencies for more information about that.

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Old 01-06-2008, 11:46 PM
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Wow! What all does that cover/include?
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:52 PM
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Yes, Please share the company you went through, and their website?

THANKS
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:01 AM
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Never did see a response to this?
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:36 AM
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Pretty much standard everywhere now to get your license for applying fert/weed control now.

Test can be difficult...don't forget your calculator. Well at least the Ontario testing was hard. Hehe, now I know how much chem to apply to 100acres of corn fields...man all I wanted the license for was to apply round up.
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Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Jan. 06 2008,11:49)]make sure that you have gotten your contractor's license and applicators license... without those, you're not legally allowed to use fertilizer on a customer's lawn.
If the EPA catches you doing this (trust me they are out there policing the areas looking for this) with out the proper licenses you can be fine up to $10k, each state has different laws on this and Patrick is right check with your states dept. of ag. for licensing and certifications BEFORE you put 1 granular of fert down on someone elses yard.
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