garden maintenance pro question

homey_birdJune 27, 2013

Hi,
I am aware of the licensing requirements of a general contractor in California, but I am trying to find out the same for a garden maintenance pro to do mow+blow.

- What are state laws related to hiring them? I know there is a landscape contractor license.
- If there is a mishap on property such as bee stings etc, while an unlicensed person is working on the property, is it property owner's responsibility to pay medical costs?

Thanks in advance!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lgteacher(SCal)

I wouldn't call the mow and blow guys "pros." They should have a business license in the city where they work, but I would guess that many of them don't. If they got hurt on your property they could sue you.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 11:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

For official answers to your questions, contact your county's Agricultural Commission.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 8:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vall3fam(9 CentralCA)

Also, refer to your property insurance. It usually covers hiring help on your property with injuries.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 11:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

You can ask your mow and blow guys if they carry worker's comp.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 1:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
homey_bird

Hi all, thank you for sharing. I will check property insurance.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 11:48PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Nasturtiums and Cannabis
To avoid Nasturtiums taking over my garden next year...
patmonk
Mother Nature Fooled the beans, Now Hurry Hummingbird it's up to you
Well the beans have come out of their husky winter...
Wild Haired Mavens
Western Sword Fern (Polysticum munitum) very brown
My Western Sword Ferns are looking very brown. I really...
kookoo2
Cassia Leptophylla Leaves All Turned Black
I had four 24" boxed Cassia Leptophylla trees...
SDNativeNovice
Mango trees in SoCal?
Has anyone successfuly grown any type of mango tree...
wetfeet101b
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™