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How to Make the Best Homemade Liquid Lawn Fertilizer

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Fertilizers are often used in lawns to promote healthy grass. They contain nutrients that enrich the soil so that the grass has the best possible conditions in which to thrive. Fertilizers that are bought in gardening centers may contain harsh chemicals that can actually burn your lawn if they are overused. It is best to create your own homemade lawn fertilizer so you know exactly what you are feeding your lawn.

Pour your beer, ammonia, and liquid lawn fertilizer in a large bowl. Mix them together.

Add your dish detergent and your molasses. Stir the mixture one final time.

Transfer the homemade liquid lawn fertilizer to a hose end sprayer.

Attach your hose end sprayer to your garden hose. Spray your lawn with this homemade fertilizer.

Homemade Liquid Lawn Fertilizer

If you're an avid do-it-yourselfer, you'll love that homemade, liquid lawn fertilizer offers a straightforward and inexpensive option to keep your grass healthy. You can spray it on your lawn or use it to water seedlings and new plants. Here's an easy method for making the tea: * Fill a burlap sack or pillow case with aged compost and place a rubber band or tie over the end.  * Place the sack in  large bucket or bin, add 1 to 3 gallons of water up to the edge of the container and agitate the bag for a few minutes to mix water and air into the compost.  * Let the mixture steep for three days and spray it on your lawn with a hose attached to a spray bottle. Make the mixture outdoors so the ammonia fumes can dissipate.
 This mix covers an average-size lawn. * Spray the mixture using a sprayer that adds water while it sprays, spreading a light coating evenly over your lawn, and avoiding spraying any one area for too long. For dried chicken manure plus wood shavings, fill a 5-gallon bucket one-fifth of the way full with the manure, and fill the rest of the bucket with water. Let the mixture steep for three days, stirring once a day. Drain the liquid from the seaweed and use the tea without diluting it with any additional water.

Homemade Liquid Lawn Fertilizer

If you're an avid do-it-yourselfer, you'll love that homemade, liquid lawn fertilizer offers a straightforward and inexpensive option to keep your grass healthy. You can spray it on your lawn or use it to water seedlings and new plants. Here's an easy method for making the tea: * Fill a burlap sack or pillow case with aged compost and place a rubber band or tie over the end.  * Place the sack in  large bucket or bin, add 1 to 3 gallons of water up to the edge of the container and agitate the bag for a few minutes to mix water and air into the compost.  * Let the mixture steep for three days and spray it on your lawn with a hose attached to a spray bottle. Make the mixture outdoors so the ammonia fumes can dissipate.
 This mix covers an average-size lawn. * Spray the mixture using a sprayer that adds water while it sprays, spreading a light coating evenly over your lawn, and avoiding spraying any one area for too long. For dried chicken manure plus wood shavings, fill a 5-gallon bucket one-fifth of the way full with the manure, and fill the rest of the bucket with water. Let the mixture steep for three days, stirring once a day. Drain the liquid from the seaweed and use the tea without diluting it with any additional water.

Tip

You can substitute soda for the molasses.

Repeat the homemade fertilizer treatment once each month during the spring and summer.

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