Can't tell for sure if you're joking, but the average commercial programmer only generates something like 10 SLOCS per day (can't remember the exact number). Hopefully companies are paying their developers more than $40 per day
Minnesota does not allow use/sale of phosphorus-containing lawn fertilizer, to keep it out of lakes/rivers for exactly this reason (preventing algae). The middle number in the N-P-K analysis is always 0.
Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?