I am a landscaper and I am working for a homeowner installing a sprinkler system on private property. Do I have to call for a locate request? If so, should I require the homeowner to call for the locate request before I start work?

Yes, a company performing any type of landscaping for a homeowner is required to “Call Sunshine” before digging. There are certain exemptions in place for a homeowner performing excavations themselves on their own private property, but these exemptions do not include a company performing work for the homeowner. Additionally, the company is required to “Call Sunshine” for themselves, as a ticket only covers the person actually performing the excavation.