Do you have an unhealthy patchy lawn? Making your own lawn fertilizer provides you with the opportunity to go as organic as you like. There are a myriad of fertilizer recipes to choose from many containing household products. This page contains homemade lawn fertilizer recipes.
Instead of purchasing multiple, or artificial/chemical, fertilizers we use Epsom salt for everything! It's available in dollar stores. A lot cheaper and simpler than the individual fertilizers for vegetables, flowers, and roses in particular.
It is used in a ratio of 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt to one gallon of water. Fill up your watering cans with it! Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which are both needed plant nutrients. You can start using it when sprouting your garden seeds and continue until harvest!
Great tip! Epsom salts are very inexpensive too.
For greener grass.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
Get a cheep bottle of dish liquid, get out your hose and spray holding the dish liquid up to the hose. The watered down dish soap mixed with the water has been an old time favorite since Ivory liquid came to be. Ivory is the most favored brand for the lawn.
Do you add this mixture to 10 gal of water ?
I would like to try the Homemade Grass Fertilizer: using 1 can of Beer,1 can of regular Pop, 1/2 c Dishsoap, 1/2cup Ammonia and 1/2 cup Mouthwash in a 10 gallon hose end sprayer
What do you set the sprayer at? ( I have a Ortho sprayer)
how much does this make, is it 10 gallon?
Homemade Lawn Fertilizer recipes. Does anyone have a homemade lawn fertilizer?
I wanted to share our secret to a natural, non-poisonous, yard healthy recipe for getting rid of mosquitoes and making your lawn green.
The recipes tell you what to use and the amount, but not how much it will make. How do I find out the coverage?
There are some recipes for homemade fertilizer on this site. Is this fertlizer safe for pets and kids to walk on right after application?
By Taden D from Clifton, IL
You must query the provider of the fertilizer infomation. Note-in a recipe, each ingredient may be safe for children and pets, however, a large amount of any one ingredient or a combination of two or more ingredients may be a problem. I doubt any of the providers can guarantee safety concerns.
Mix all these together, in the proper amounts, poured it into a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer, and apply it to a lawn while you water.
I am looking for a lawn spray you can make with liquid detergent, water, beer, and ? I don't know the other ingredient, the amounts of each to use, or how to use, but heard it works very well. Does anyone know?
I believe you are referring to Jerry Baker's Feeding Spray for Lawns. It is recommended that this be applied every 3 weeks in the early morning. You can actually feed everything in your garden with this tonic. Use a 20 gal. hose end sprayer
* 1 can beer
* 1 cup ammonia
* 1/2 cup liquid dish soap
* 1/2 liquid lawn food
* 1/2 cup molasses or corn syrup
For more of Jerry Baker's great recipes for garden products go to: http://www.jerrybaker.com
I have lost my Jerry Baker recipe for a spray to get rid of mosquitos. I used it last year and it was great! It used lemon dish detergent, dog flea detergent, and ammonia. Help me!
the amount to mix does this make 20 gal.to spray
Dissolve the Copper Nitrate in water and use on approximately 1000 square feet of lawn. Apply by spray with weed sprayer. Apply 30 days later to kill any new growth or to fertilize the lawn if desired.