Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

Fertilization


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-13-2008, 02:22 PM
ABurlison
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I talked to a guy the other day in my town, he has 8 employees, 4 truck & trailer crews, and he said not one of his guys is licensed for fertilizer and he stated he has had a few warning, but never any action for it. I was just asking him about whether I needed a license for fertilizer only, and that's what he told me, and his company is very large, he said he has a couple accounts by themselves that are 5-6k a month each. Its not that I wanna go around this and not get a license, but does the government really need more of my hard earned $$?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 01-13-2008, 05:38 PM
makbootzy's Avatar
makbootzy makbootzy is offline
Rick
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leavenworth, Lansing KS
Age: 29
Posts: 265
Rep Power: 8
makbootzy
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
"Valdez, Max - American Family Insurance
(913) 682-7311 " That is who I called out of leavenworth, Kansas
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-14-2008, 12:44 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (ABurlison @ Jan. 13 2008,3:22)]I talked to a guy the other day in my town, he has 8 employees, 4 truck & trailer crews, and he said not one of his guys is licensed for fertilizer and he stated he has had a few warning, but never any action for it. *I was just asking him about whether I needed a license for fertilizer only, and that's what he told me, and his company is very large, he said he has a couple accounts by themselves that are 5-6k a month each. *Its not that I wanna go around this and not get a license, but does the government really need more of my hard earned $$?
If you play with fire you will get burned. Sooner or later it will happen. So basicly ask yourself DO I ROLL THE DICE?

Heres the thing you could be like this other guy never get a license and provide this type of service. oh btw if something ever happened with a customer and they blamed you for providing the services and not being licensed your insurance co will NOT cover it so guess who gets stuck with the bill and God forebid something happen to a kid playing in a yard that has been treated and signs ignored. Have you ever seen what Nitrogen or Ammonia Nitrate can do if over exposed to the skin? especialy a younger child with tender skin.

Be smart learn what your doing and get licensed. Think smart don't get caught up in the wow look at all the money I can make. Being a responsible business owner is just as important as doing good professional work.

AS far as the GOV getting more of your money, the license and testing fees will be less than a law suit!

Hope this sheds some light on this, it is from the Iowa State University.

by Mark Hanna, Extension Agricultural Engineer, Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, and John E. Sawyer, associate professor, Department of Agronomy

Because of abnormal nitrogen fertilizer production, import, and supply this year and with perhaps a short spring application season, some crop producers may use a form of nitrogen fertilizer with which they are unaccustomed. A review of application equipment considerations can help ensure that your nitrogen fertilizer is properly applied. This article focuses on anhydrous ammonia and is the second in a series of three articles about nitrogen fertilizer application and equipment.


Safety when using anhydrous ammonia is a primary consideration. Direct exposure to skin can cause caustic burns because ammonia bonds with water. Long sleeves and pants, lined rubber gloves, and unvented goggles are standard personal protective gear. Exposure to eyes can result in blindness, and inhalation that damages lung tissue can be fatal. A properly fitted respirator with ammonia cartridges is recommended for operators who frequently work with valves and other connections. Because ammonia is under pressure inside hose lines, fittings, and knives it is important to inspect equipment and keep it in good repair. A 5-gallon water supply should be readily available and a 6-ounce plastic squeeze bottle carried on the operator for immediate treatment of an accidental exposure.

For the complete article and this is only one of many here is a link to it.

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/2...9-2001/aa.html

Please read. Thanks Tim
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-14-2008, 01:15 AM
ABurlison
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yes, I agree, I'm checking into the training class and certification.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-29-2008, 10:42 AM
camigda camigda is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: denver
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 8
camigda
Default

I have not even heard of this in Colorado, does anyone know if it applies here? If so, where would one take the test?
__________________
cmig
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-29-2008, 01:10 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,466
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi,

Try here.


Colorado Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Dept.
Applicator Licensing (303) 239-4146
Applicator Testing (303) 239-4148
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-29-2008, 04:55 PM
camigda camigda is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: denver
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 8
camigda
Default

wow, was that a joke? Dept of Homeland Security because I want to fertilize a property or two??? This is nuts and sorry I asked. We wonder why people don't comply!
__________________
cmig
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-29-2008, 05:23 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,466
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I know, I didnt expect that either. Well you can always give them a call and let us know how it turns out.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-01-2008, 09:49 PM
camigda camigda is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: denver
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 8
camigda
Default

not a bad idea, however, don't know if I want to open up that can of worms. Thanks for the address though. Any Colorado people out there who have done this and what was your experience?
cmig
__________________
cmig
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Today 04:22 AM
by googus
5 161
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 06:30 PM
by Mattw
8 2,376
Hi everyone
Mattw
Yesterday 05:59 PM
Yesterday 05:59 PM
by Mattw
0 31
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
Yesterday 04:38 PM
by GreenWorx
11 3,258
4th of July parade...
Steve
Yesterday 10:35 AM
Yesterday 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 27
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
Yesterday 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 172
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
Yesterday 10:25 AM
by Steve
6 2,073
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
Yesterday 10:19 AM
by Steve
13 2,274
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
Yesterday 10:14 AM
by Steve
7 1,983
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,181
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 116
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-01-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,949
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,927
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 112
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,773
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,932
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,817
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,423
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,831
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,836
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,111
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,149
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,857
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,928
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,889
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,874
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,991
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 1,997
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,913
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,384
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 2,070
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,149
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,414
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,079
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,946
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,709
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,783
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,088
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,976
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 12,115
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,881
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,445
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,340
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 3,039
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,951
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,204
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,372
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,971
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,929
Hello there My name is...
zwalk1839
06-04-2015 11:10 PM
06-08-2015 11:52 AM
by Steve
4 2,084
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment complex bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee push versus ride scag scripts secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair sq ft steep lawns swzt trailer trailer mate pro tree tree pics trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy