If you use chemical fertilizers for your gardens and landscaping, it's important not only to remove your shoes before entering your home, but also to wash your clothes and shower immediately after application. If that sounds like too much hassle, do the alternative: Skip fertilizers. Instead, choose native plants that naturally thrive in your climate. They don't need fertilizers and are drought-resistant as well, making them an easy-to-maintain option to beautify your yard.
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