As of January 1, 2014, anyone who applies fertilizer commercially will need training and a license to do so legally.
This means that no matter what type of fertilizer is used (granular fertilizer, weed-n-feed mixtures, manure-based fertilizer, etc.) or whether you pay a friend or a landscape maintenance company, anyone paid to apply fertilizers to lawns and landscapes must have the license.
The primary reason for the license is to educate people about proper fertilizer use and protecting our water resources.
Many extension offices in northeast Florida will offer this training before the end of the year. The following classes will be held in our area. To find out about times and locations, contact the Baker County Extension Office at 259-3520.