Jenkins Landscape works closely with the University of Florida Extension to provide solutions in agricultural science that make life better for Floridians, especially at the county level. We offer our expertise and advice to both lay and professional gardeners, and we educate our employees and customers about Florida-friendly landscaping practices and gardening solutions.
We are currently working with UF/IFAS to educate Florida homeowners and businesses about the value of using only licensed professionals for the application of pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
For starters, it’s State Law. Chapter 482 of the Florida Statutes states that commercial (for-hire) fertilizer applicators must have a valid certificate issued by the Fla. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and must either work under the supervision of a licensed Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control Operator, or they must be certified themselves.
Why is it important to hire a licensed applicator? Quality, safety, and the environment:
- Compliance with the law prevents violations and protects people, pets, and the environment.
- Trust that your provider is trained to apply products safely.
- Assurance that they will minimize harm to protect the environment.
- Confidence that potential threats to the landscape are prevented or treated.
- Benefit of knowing that water sources will be protected.
At Jenkins Landscape Company, we practice what we preach with education, certification, and licensing so that our customers enjoy a meaningful, positive impact on their landscape’s health and pest levels.
CHECK THESE RESOURCES TO LEARN MORE…
From UF/IFAS about the importance of hiring a licensed pesticide/herbicide or fertilizer application professional here.
Find out whether your landscape workers are licensed.