How to Make Homemade Lawn Fertilizer

Overview

To get a perfect-looking green lawn, your soil needs to receive the right balance of nutrients. Lawn fertilizers are easy to come by, but it's not always easy to tell what they're made of---some may contain chemicals meant to kill weeds but those chemicals can also harm humans and pets. Fertilize your lawn naturally instead, using just a few common household ingredients.

Step 1

Combine a can of beer and 1 cup each of molasses, liquid dish soap, Epsom salt and ammonia in a container.

Step 2

Place the lid on the container and shake it vigorously until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into a hose end sprayer. Attach the sprayer to the end of the hose.

Step 4

Spray an even layer of the fertilizer on the lawn around dusk or dawn. Depending on the size of your lawn, you may need to make a second batch of fertilizer. Each batch can cover up to a half-acre.

Step 5

Repeat the process once a month.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 can of beer
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup ammonia
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup liquid dish soap
  • Large container with lid
  • Hose end sprayer
  • Hose

References

  • Homemade Fertilizers
  • Fertilizer Tips
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About this Author

Kenneth Coppens is a part-time freelance writer and has been for one year. He currently writes for Demand Studios, eHow, Associated Content and is the Indianapolis Craft Beer Expert for Examiner.