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I have never heard such cool ideas as I've heard from this site. Now, I consider myself a pretty resourceful guy. My wife and I bought our first house about 16 months ago so I'm always looking for a way to stretch the budget. Can anyone suggest a tip for lawn fertilizer? I'm open to everything.
Jim in FL
Letting the lawn clippings fall back on the grass adds nitrogen to the lawn and eliminates the need to bag the clippings and send them to the landfill.
I just saw this on the news.
Home Made Lawn Tonic:
One can of pop
One can of beer
(no light beer)
1/2 cup of household ammonia
1/2 cup of liquid dishwashing soap
(do not use antibacterial soap because it will kill important microbes)
1/2 cup of mouthwash
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.
Cut grass quite high. Don't catch the clippings as it will mulch down and feed the soil. Also the ground holds better moisture with more "hair" on top.
Epsom salts. Use it in the spring to green up the grass & help prevent weeds. Pretty cheap too. Directions are on the package.
This page contains homemade lawn fertilizer recipes. Do you have an unhealthy patchy lawn? Making your own lawn fertilizer provides you with the opportunity to go as organic as you like.