Green lush lawns are at the top of every homeowner's gardening list. The maintenance involved and the monetary outlay in fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides is rather prohibitive. Additionally, many of the products created for lawn care are toxic or potentially harmful. The prospect of the kids playing on a lawn full of chemicals is scary. There are easy lawn tonics that you can make with household items that will do the same job for less money and less worry.
Place all the liquid ingredients into the 10-gallon sprayer and agitate lightly. The sprayer will not be full as it dilutes when you hook it up to the hose and water.
Screw the sprayer to the hose end and turn on the water. The sprayer will now appear full as it mixes with the solution, creating the perfect strength of tonic for your lawn.
Spray the lawn evenly and thoroughly, saturating it well. Let it dry. The ammonia will green the lawn, the liquid soap is a wetting agent letting the solution into the roots and the mouthwash kills bugs.
Repeat the process every three weeks in hot weather. Discontinue when rains come as the solution will dilute too much to be of any benefit.