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Organic Lawn Fertilizer

It's well established that I'm more enamored of flowering things in the garden but I still want a lawn that looks healthy and green! The way it's performing this year it's apparent the 2011 drought has robbed the soil of the little organism's that keep it looking good.  Traditionally I've applied fertilizer twice a year, spring and fall insisting on organics so's not to infect the groundwater with chemicals.  The master gardeners in my area tell me that it's actually best to apply four or more applications of organic fertilizer throughout the year and in cases of stressed lawns, a requirement.hose-end sprayer

I've been collecting old home remedies for years now and this one for lawns is excellent. It is reported to be used by golf course groundskeepers as a sort of secret weapon! Try it, I think you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

 

(1) can of regular soda pop (any kind - no diet) I use grape or orange soda so I can see when it's gone from the sprayer.

(1) can of beer (not light) 12 oz.

1/2 cup of dishwashing soap (NOT anti-bacterial) Anti-bacterial will kill the good organisms in the soil that you're trying to attract.

1/2 cup of household ammonia

1/2 cup of mouthwash 

Pour into a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer (smaller ones work too)

Apply (up to) every three weeks to safely keep the lawn green and healthy

 

 

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