Whenever you pass a golf course, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to your lawn that will make the grass as green and lush as what you see on the fairways. If so, use the following homemade lawn tonic to naturally treat your yard.
What You Will Need
Before you treat your lawn, gather the ingredients and supplies listed below.
- Gallon bucket
- One pound of Epsom salt
- One quart of ammonia
- Pair of rubber gloves
- Garden hose with sprayer attachment
The Epsom salt in this tonic contains magnesium and sulfur. The magnesium feeds the grass and helps it produce more chlorophyll, the nutrient-rich liquid inside the blades that give it a healthy, green glow. The magnesium also feeds the grass seeds, helping more to fully germinate and grow, and increases the blades' absorption of phosphorus and the nitrogen provided by the ammonia in the tonic. The sulfur in the Epsom salt acts as a catalyst within the blades of grass, helping them to produce and use vitamins.
While mixing and using the ammonia in this mixture, wear a pair of rubber gloves to protect your skin. When the liquid is undiluted, it could cause irritation to your hands, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Once you have everything you need, follow the directions below to make and use your lawn tonic.
- Put on your rubber gloves before measuring the ammonia.
- Pour the ammonia into the gallon bucket.
- Add the Epsom salt and mix thoroughly.
- Let the mixture sit for about an hour to give the salt time to dissolve. Because of the high salt content, the solution will be somewhat thick.
- Once the salt has dissolved, fill your garden sprayer to its fill line and attach it to the hose.
- Spray your lawn, making sure you pause over each section to give the grass a good soaking.
- Whenever the water starts to turn clear, turn off the water, and refill the sprayer.
- Repeat the above until you have covered the entire area of yard you wish to treat.
Using the above tonic on your lawn once a month can help you have a beautiful, green yard, much like you see on a golf course. However, if you want to have green grass year-round with minimal effort, you may want to speak with a contractor about having special golf turf laid on your lawn. Contact a green fleet company in your area.