Before we started our lawn company early this year this site came very helpful to us with wealth of information and we've learned a lot being on here. So we thought we took all the necessary steps to research the market place and register our corporation and increase our clientel to quite a satisfying level this year. With the season being over for lawn mowing and such, we are hoping to expand our services to exsisting clientel and future customers alike. We took an initative to inquire about granular fertilization application permits and proper storing procedures so that there would be no surprises with breaking any city by-laws. We have gotten a mouthful interms of email (see attached) from city official specializing in related by-laws and zoning developments. We had been informed that it is not permitted to store any types of granular/liquid pesticides and herbicides on a residential (R1) zoned dwelling without extensive alteration to our dwelling's weeping tiles and re-zoning our home to commercial property. Obviously a long drawn process not always ending up in the favourite of an applicant. With this email we also learned that operating a lawn care business with all of its characteristics is prohibted and if convicted fined with high penalties and possibly a jail time. Coincidentally we are looking to sell and relocate to a new house and with that said, we quickly decided to change our plans of looking at residential and commercial zone mixed properties. Right from the beginning we wanted to make things right to start our business and to progress it with minimum friction from city regulations and keep good neighbourly relations. We feel though that in our not so friendly neighbourhood it could only take a phone call from an aggrevated neighbour to report illegal commercial activity practices. Lesson learned nothing lost we are taking procautions. Operating in Hamilton, Ontario we feel that this might not affect all of you good folks living in the US but some it may and for that we wanted to give you the heads up.