How to make your own lawn fertilizer
It’s the time of year when homeowners start thinking about their landscaping. Spring cleaning involves a number of duties, including cleaning out the garage, gassing up the lawnmower, preparing the sprinklers, and, of course, fertilizing the lawn.
But, let’s face it, grass fertilizer is somewhat expensive. Not to mention the fact that if it’s applied incorrectly, you run the chance of burning up your lawn and making it look worse than it originally did.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to expensive, difficult to apply lawn fertilizer, and it involves things that you already have in your home.
Here’s what you need to make homemade grass fertilizer:
1 bottle of beer
Did you know? Beer promotes microbial action in the grass, and breaks down into nitrates. This feeds the lawn as good as many store-bought fertilizers.
1 can of soda
½ cup of mouthwash
Here’s a fun fact: mouthwash is a great pesticide, and kills the bugs that will kill your lawn and turn it brown.
½ cup of ammonia
Ammonia is a natural way to turn your lawn into a healthy, lush green landscape.
½ cup of dish soap
Important: use regular, non anti-bacterial liquid dish soap, and mix it into the solution. This helps spread the mixture evenly.
Now, mix it all together thoroughly, and add it to a hose sprayer. You can find one of these, preferably at least 10 gallons in size, online and at various home improvement stores or nurseries.
Wake up early in the morning, after the last frost of the season has hit, and apply the solution to your lawn.
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