There is a lot of misinformation that is passed around the lawn and garden business. Often times it is folklore or home remedies that seem to find their way into our conversations.
At ChemPro, we try to educate customers as we service their properties. Personally, I have been in the "green industry" for over 24 years. My background is balanced between all facets of landscaping, maintenance, irrigation, chemicals, hardscaping and lighting. I was General Manager of one of the largest companies in the panhandle. We performed services from $25 to $1 million all over the Southeast.
I am a Certified Landscape Professional with the largest green industry trade organization in the country. I am also a Certified Chemical Operator in the State of Florida. I have diligently studied to be a professional in what often times is not a professional industry. More than 90% of lawn maintenance and landscape contractors are NOT licensed chemical operators. The State has rigorous standards for chemical operators. Many people are operating with a limited applicators license. This does not allow them to treat any part of your turf. Not even fertilizer.
I am required to obtain state mandated CEU's each year and I attend seminars and training throughout the year, so that I can better serve you, the customer.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to be a chemical operator because of the environmental issues we face in the State of Florida. As storms continue to brew, we are seeing an increase of noxious weeds that are new and more numerous. We are working with the University of Florida and the County Extension Agents to find effective solutions to the problems as they arise. Unfortunately, there are not chemicals for every problem.
In the meantime, we continue to serve you, our much appreciated customers. Please feel free to call me at any time. I will be happy to discuss your landscape needs.
Thank you for being a ChemPro customer.
Shannon Parsley, CL
PO Box 11277
Pensacola, FL 32524