Lawn fertilizers; regulation of application and labeling. (SB1465)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lawn fertilizer; regulation of application and labeling.  Requires professional lawn fertilizer applicators to become certified in nutrient management and prohibits the application of lawn fertilizer to impervious surfaces and frozen ground. The use of lawn fertilizer containing phosphorus is restricted unless the lawn area is being established or repaired. Lawn fertilizer shall not be used within 15 feet of state waters, nor shall lawn fertilizer containing nitrogen be used at a rate more frequent or greater than prescribed by the label on the lawn fertilizer container. The sale of lawn fertilizer that contains more than zero percent phosphorus is restricted. The sale of lawn fertilizer containing no more than 0.7 pounds of water-soluble nitrogen and no more than 0.9 pounds of total nitrogen is prohibited, as is the sale of any deicing agent containing urea or other forms of nitrogen or phosphorus. Read the Bill »


01/31/2011: Merged into SB1055


01/21/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104180D
01/21/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/2011Assigned ACNR sub: Fertilizer
01/31/2011Incorporated by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (SB1055-Stuart) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)