Soap does not kill grass. In fact, soap, and more specifically, dishwashing liquid, is actually part of a process to help grass grow even more lush, notes Reader's Digest.
According to Reader’s Digest, special uses for dishwashing soap include a method that helps to turn a lawn more green. This method involves filling the reservoir of a 10- or 20-gallon hose sprayer with water and adding a special mixture of a 12-ounce can of cola (not diet), 1 cup of corn syrup and 1 cup of dishwashing liquid. The soap acts as an agent to spread the sugary mixture over the lawn and keep it on the blades of grass once the grass is sprayed with the garden hose. Reader's Digest recommends using this technique every three weeks to maintain the lawn’s color.Learn More
Acidify soil in a garden by testing the soil to determine the increase in acidity required. Then, work elemental sulfur into the soil, retest the soil after a few months, and add more sulfur as needed. Avoid adding so much sulfur, as this can reduce the pH too much.Full Answer >
To prune tomato suckers, identify the suckers that are harmful to your tomato plants, determine which ones should be removed, and pinch off small suckers as you find them. For larger suckers that you missed earlier, cut the suckers off with sharp pruning shears. Check in on your plants to make sure no more suckers have appeared.Full Answer >
According to SFGate, pond water turns brown for a number of reasons, but the most common causes are eroding soil, microscopic plants and wildlife. High amounts of microscopic plants such as algae and phytoplankton give pond water an almost tea-like look. Soil erosion causes the banks of the pond to break away and fall into the water, giving it a brown look.Full Answer >
Lawn sod is priced by the square foot, with prices dependant on the quality of the sod used, the local cost of labor and the value of the tools and supplies necessary to lay the sod. Additional costs are often added for land clearance or over seeding.Full Answer >