To make a liquid lawn fertilizer at home, combine ammonia, soda, beer, mouthwash and dish soap. It should only take a few minutes to make and roughly one hour to apply depending on the size of the lawn.Know More
In a large bowl, combine one full bottle of beer, one can of soda, 1/2 cup of mouthwash, 1/2 cup of ammonia and 1/2 cup of dish soap. Do not use antibacterial soap. If you are fertilizing a new lawn, enhance the potassium levels by adding 1/2 cup of concentrated sea minerals. This fertilizer increases the amount of nitrogen and nitrates while also acting as a natural pesticide.
Fill a hose applicator with the fertilizer, and attach it to the hose. Cover the lawn evenly with the solution, applying it using a side-to-side motion. The fertilizer must be diluted through the hose to prevent chemical burns. Another way to apply fertilizer is to use a sprinkler system that has a storage tank for fertilizer use. Follow the manufacturer's directions when using this option.
In Northern areas, apply the fertilizer during the fall. Otherwise fertilize the lawn before the rainy season begins for best results.
To get rid of mushrooms in the lawn, pick them or mow the are they are in as soon as they appear, then aerate the lawn to improve drainage and prune trees to increase sunlight exposure for the lawn. Although fungicides can eliminate fungal infections on plants, they do not get rid of mushrooms growing in a lawn.Full Answer >
Lawns should be fertilized with commercial fertilizer four to five times during the growing season, with the first application of fertilizer in mid-April and the last in the fall. Alternatively, users can top dress lawns with organic compost in the spring and fall.Full Answer >
Reseed a lawn by dethatching the lawn to remove dead grass, planting the seed with a slit seeder, and fertilizing the lawn. Water the lawn to start the germination of the seed.Full Answer >
It is possible to organically rid a lawn of clover. Clover grows in areas of a lawn where nitrogen levels are low and restores nitrogen back into the grass. One way to get rid of clover is by physically removing it and tilling the soil.Full Answer >