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.
According to the Clemson Cooperative Extension, Bermuda grass requires ½ to 1 pound of nitrogen fertilizer per 1000 square feet every four to six weeks after the grass turns green, or 1 ½ pound of slow-release nitrogen fertilizer for a period of eight to 10 weeks.Full Answer >
The best fertilizer for clematis is a complete fertilizer that contains equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. This kind of fertilizer is sold as 10-10-10 fertilizer.Full Answer >
The best fertilizer for grass depends on how much nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium a lawn needs. To get fertilizer with the correct nutrients, experts recommend having soil tested. Private companies and many university extension services do testing for soils' chemical content.Full Answer >
Apply granulated fertilizer to a dry lawn and wait at least 24 hours to water it. An exception would be weed and feed, which should be applied to damp grass.Full Answer >