I remember you had a recipe for achieving a green lawn using simple household products. I wrote it down somewhere but lost it! I did try it and it worked very well. Any chance you can reprint that recipe?
I’m happy to help you, neighbour. If you follow the recipe below, you should have the greenest grass on the street without using harsh chemicals and expensive fertilizers. First of all you need to buy a sprayer that fits onto the end of a garden hose. (see photo). Mix the following ingredients in the sprayer and spray your grass every 3-4 weeks dispensing at a rate of one sprayer bottle per ten gallons of water:
- One bottle of regular beer
- One bottle of regular pop
- ½ cup of liquid dishwashing soap (do not use anti-bacterial soap)
- ½ cup mouthwash
Spray this when the weather is warm or hot. The beer and pop contain yeast and sugars that will help break down dead grass. The liquid soap acts as a bonding and wetting agent to help the formula penetrate the roots. The mouthwash kills bugs and grubs. Remember: do NOT use antibacterial liquid soap as it will kill off microbes in the soil that are of great importance.