With an estimated 50 million lawns in America, covering about 30 million acres of land, the environmental impact of overwatering, chemical fertilization, and pesticides is huge. Now you can enjoy the lushest patch of grass you've ever had, the sustainable way. No matter how much space you have to work with, here's how to make it your own.
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One 40-pound bag of synthetic fertilizer is the fossil-fuel equivalent of two and a half gallons of gasoline. It also kills off worms and microorganisms that cycle necessary nitrogen and can seep into groundwater. Instead use compost, or at least organic fertilizer brands such as TerraCycle or Big Bloom, and apply it a couple of times a year.
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