FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What is the Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals?
What does the Lawn Care Industry do?
In the State of Massachusetts anyone who applies any kind of pesticide for hire must be licensed by the State. What does this mean?
What if a person hires an unlicensed applicator to apply a pesticide, even if it is a well known over-the-counter product that anyone can purchase?
Are the lawn products sold at the hardware store or garden center less virulent than those used by professionals?
What does the yellow flag mean?
How does one report an unlicensed applicator?
Who reviews the chemicals that are available in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts?
Does the State regulate advertising?
Do any of your member companies offer alternative lawn care programs?
What is Integrated Pest Management?
Is the application of fertilizer and pesticides to bare soil the same as to turf?
What effect does this intricate growth system have upon the environment?
Are there any questions which should be asked of lawn care services prior to hiring them?
Are there studies available on turf?
There are many non-university studies around. How does one determine which are legitimate?