NJ DEP Pesticide License:If you apply any 'cide' (herbicide, pesticide, fungicide, etc.) professionally in New Jersey, including the spraying weed killers purchased from retailers, you are required by law to be licensed by the state's Department of Environmental Protection.
Plant Dealers License: Any business involved in the retail or wholesale selling of woody landscape plants is required by law to be licensed by the state's Department of Agriculture.
Landscape Architects License: Only professionals who meet a certain standard of experience and education can qualify for and take the exam to become a LLA. It is illegal to represent yourself as a Landscape Architect without recieving a license to practice.
NJ Fertilizer Certification: Any individual who applies lawn fertilizers professionally, either for residential or commercial properties, is required by law to get and maintain a certification to do so.
Certified Nursery Landscape Professional: A professional certification program administered by the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association
Landscape Industry Certified: PLANET, The Professional Landcare Network, maintains a certification program with a few diferent options to allow green industry professionals to be recognized for their skills.
Home Improvement Contractors: Any landscape contractor in engaged any business activity beyond basic lawn maintenance is required by law to register with the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, as a home improvement contractor.
NJ Business Registration: Any professionally practicing landscape contractor, even sole proprietorships and LLCs, must register as a business with the state.
Taxes and Tax Related IssuesSales Tax: For landscape services in New Jersey, there is a complex method for reporting and collecting sales tax. Some services are taxable, and some are not.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA): OSHA regulates and supplies information for all trades, including the landscape industry. Here are some of the most relevant. If you are looking for safety guidlines not listed below please contact our office.
Peer-to-Peer Samples (coming soon):
Small Business Administration:
New Jersey Small Business Development Centers
Best Management Practices:Pest and Disease: