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How to Use Tide Detergent on My Lawn

By Jason M. Bruner ; Updated September 21, 2017
Create a healthy lawn with common household chemicals.

Proper lawn care keeps your home looking great year-round. Use common household items, such as Tide detergent, in conjunction with store-bought chemicals to improve your lawn and control pests. Tide breaks down hard topsoil and improves the lawn's ability to accept both water and fertilizer.

Fill a hose-end sprayer with water. Add 1 tsp. Tide detergent. The Tide detergent helps the soil accept water more efficiently, increasing the amount of moisture your plants receive.

Apply fertilizer. Cover all areas, especially those that are dried and brown.

Water your lawn as needed using the Tide mixture.


Things You Will Need

  • Tide detergent
  • Mist/spray bottle
  • Hose-end sprayer


  • After you have washed your clothes with Tide detergent, pour the dirty water from the laundry around the perimeter of your home. This will deter slugs and other insects.

About the Author


Jason M. Bruner is a freelance writer who has been in the field for more than five years. His content has been previously published on various websites.