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I was thinking about doing grass cuts for safeguard. How picky are they about the grass cuts? Im seeing on the grass cut check lists that you are supposed to spray weed killer on fence lines are they really worried about that? I just dont understand why you gotta kill it if you got to trim it also.
 

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I am licensed have been for many years. Im just asking if they are really that picky about it thats all
 

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Licensed for pesticide application? I think that is what Hammerhead was referring to. Most contractors are not licensed for Pesticide applications and that business is VERY vindictive :)

Another grass cutter see's you spraying and they love to turn in the "competition". Just saying.
 

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Licensed for pesticide application? I think that is what Hammerhead was referring to. Most contractors are not licensed for Pesticide applications and that business is VERY vindictive :)

Another grass cutter see's you spraying and they love to turn in the "competition". Just saying.
Yes that is what I meant.I shoulda been clearer. You don't want to get caught spraying anything with out one. In case you haven't heard the govt needs $$$$$$$$
 

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For several years Safeguard sent out notices that yards were not to be sprayed. May have been over the liability from the little girl next door getting sick from the glyphosate and the lawsuit that followed. I wouldn't be suprised if subs working for them just filled their sprayer with water and used it for a photo op after the trimming was done.
 

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Good one GT, thats about all thats legal to do with that sprayer unless you are at your own home.
 

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@SIR message me your e-mail address and I'll send you this year's Grass Cut Manual. Yes, they are picky and yes they are now requiring that we spray weed killer on every visit. The requirements for what you're doing and showing in your photos have changed drastically for this season.
 

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You are being asked to be a commercial applicator. Check with your local Dept of Agriculture....I go get certified every 2 years as that is the requirement here...I actually participate in a yearly continuing education program through one of the framers co-ops here and then participate in the DOA, program for certification...
But this is something as someone said if you're not awarr of things like "drift" or leaching factors of the chemical you're using...can cause little Suzy next door to become sick or the dog across the street comes by and chews up the area you sprayed and gets sick etc....
it is definitely a CYA area you need to be aware of...
 

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And insured for.
 

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I dodn't understand why ANYONE would want to do lawns for Safeguard in the first place, at least in the rural areas. $25.00 for up to 1 acre??? PLUS be responsable for everything that may go wrong as you are required to do an inspection on every cut.....Heard from a buddy I was subbing from last year that his grass guy got charged back $600.00 to replace a door as the bottom fell off sometime last summer and he didn't notice it and he was the last one on the property.
 

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Thanks for everybodys concern about my license and insurance but I have a spray license have for many years also am insured to do it so im not worried about being fined. Also if you have a license there is still alot more to it to be legal you have to keep logs of every amount sprayed on which yard for 3 years. Chemicals also have to remain locked up. But thanks for everybodys concern
 

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Thanks for everybodys concern about my license and insurance but I have a spray license have for many years also am insured to do it so im not worried about being fined. Also if you have a license there is still alot more to it to be legal you have to keep logs of every amount sprayed on which yard for 3 years. Chemicals also have to remain locked up. But thanks for everybodys concern
Sounds like you have it all figured out, not sure why you bothered asking for advice
 

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Thanks for everybodys concern about my license and insurance but I have a spray license have for many years also am insured to do it so im not worried about being fined. Also if you have a license there is still alot more to it to be legal you have to keep logs of every amount sprayed on which yard for 3 years. Chemicals also have to remain locked up. But thanks for everybodys concern
Oh you have a applicators license?
 

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FREDDIE I was asking for advice about how picky they was about the spraying not about my licensing and insurances read the thread and maybe you will understand.
 

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I just "ACT" like I am spraying. Stupidest thing ever. They just dinged me on a property I cut yesterday morning and said "go back and remove leaves"
Property sits on several acres mostly open with very few trees.
I'm not removing leaves, spraying and cutting the grass for $30. I'll run over the leaves with the gator blades and that about it. Raking and Bagging leaves is B..ch work and not worth the money they are willing to pay.
 

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I'm going to pay you less that the private market for lawn service. I'm going to pull 20% of that amount for my fee. I'm going to imply I will give you a volume of orders, which may or may not happen and may or may not be local. I'm going to refuse your invoices on approximately 5%-10% (or more depending on your skills) based on our QC reviews. OK, got all that. Now lets go make some money!
 
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