Tree Huggers Win again. http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070501/NEWS/705010354 This is not the first county local Government to pass laws about fertilizer in the state of Florida. The Jacksonville area was the first followed by a few counties on the north east coast of Fla. then spreading down the state. Sarasota county has the second highest income per person in the state and was first until the Naples area became first highest income area. Cost of Living in Florida has doubled in the last few years with Property Taxes and insurance time 3 to 3.5 in cost. The Fla. State Bureau of Seed & Fertilizer has Legislation in the works to limit the amount of Nitrogen and Phosphate to be applied each year per thousand sq ft as well as a required amount of slow release. The Sarasota fertilizer law is written 5 times stronger than the proposed State law I am told. Sarasota county has a reputation of enforcement that the State doesn't even come close to. I am sure this new required Fertilizer License will cost a pretty penny, And the stated fines and jail time will be enforced strongly. The City of North Port in Sarasota county has a reputation of making money from speeding tickets and other violation. Since Local police have enforced Mowing License in the past, I am sure all Pesticide companies will be stopped also. I am afraid this is only the tip of the iceberg and look for a State License required to apply fertilizer.