How to Make Liquid Lawn Fertilizer

Overview

Fertilizing your lawn will help it remain healthy and a beautiful shade of green. You can spend money on lawn fertilizers, but it really isn't necessary. Store-bought fertilizers contain harsh chemicals that aren't very safe to use around children and pets. You should have all of the ingredients you need to make a liquid fertilizer for your lawn at home.

Step 1

Pour your beer and apple juice into the gallon bucket.

Step 2

Add ammonia and mix together the three ingredients.

Step 3

Pour in your liquid dish detergent and liquid lawn fertilizer. Once again, you'll need to mix the ingredients.

Step 4

Add your final ingredient, the molasses. Stir until well combined.

Step 5

Transfer your homemade liquid fertilizer to hose sprayer. Spray across your lawn, sweeping from the left to the right. Staying in a pattern will make sure you don't miss any spots. This concentrate will last through 50 gallons of water from your hose.

Things You'll Need

  • 8 oz. beer
  • 8 oz. apple juice
  • 8 oz. ammonia
  • 8 oz. liquid dish detergent
  • 8 oz. liquid lawn fertilizer
  • 1 cup of molasses
  • Gallon bucket
  • Hose sprayer attachment
  • 50 gallons of water

References

  • Online Tips: Homemade Lawn Fertilizer Recipes
  • Make Stuff: Gardening: Fertilizers You Can Make
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