Seek out more environmentally friendly options for fertilizing, herbicides, and insecticides. I’ve used compost, fish heads, and organic sulfur for fertilizing. I’ve used burn methods, vinegar, and good old fashioned weed pulling as herbicides. I’ve used pepper spray, companion planting, picking and spraying off bugs, and lemongrass/citronella as insecticides. You know what else? These methods cost a whole heck of a lot less, too!