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.
Credit: Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
The Adventure Issue
Eight Trips That Take Your Further
Plus: The Toughest Agent in the NFL
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Cesar Millan's Life Advice
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.