Brown lawn? Green your grass with this solution.

This summer’s heat wave is off the charts, and I don’t know about you, but at this point my lawn is very brown. You can go barefoot at your own risk as it’s basically turned to hay. Ouch. I recently came across this concoction which you mix up and apply to your lawn in order to transform it from brown to green. People have had mixed results, but it may be worth a try. Of course the sure-fire solution for a green lawn is to water your lawn regularly (water after sundown so the water doesn’t evaporate) but the best of us fall behind.

Lawn Tonic Recipe:

  • 1 can of beer (regular, not light)
  • 1 can of soda (regular, not diet)
  • 1/2 cup dishwashing liquid (not antibacterial soap)
  • 1/2 cup liquid ammonia
  • 1/2 cup mouthwash

Mix it all together with a ten gallon sprayer attached to your garden hose. The soda and beer act as food for your grass. The dish soap is also an ingredient in a lot of gardening recipes. For really brown grass, spray this concoction every three weeks.

Note: Be sure neither the dish soap or mouthwash has bleach in their ingredients or there may be a dangerous chemical reaction with the ammonia. Read ingredients before mixing any chemicals!

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