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Taking Care Of Your Lawn This Summer With The Use Of Some Common Household Products
This summer, you will see more and more people frequently working on their lawns. Since the summer season is the perfect time to work on your lawn (and even on your tan), it makes senses that a lot of home-owners would indulge in one of their favorite pastimes: gardening. But in addition to this, because of the hot and dry weather condition that summer brings, it is also important that the regular lawn care tasks, such as watering, fertilizing and mulching, are doubled.
And aside from buying additional supplies you can use to take care of and maintain your lawn, you can use some common natural products you already have in your home to carry out some gardening tasks. There are some environmentally friendly and safe, natural regular household products you can use to make your lawn greener and even more beautiful this summer.
Some Household Products You Can Use For Lawn Care And Maintenance
Experts in lawn care, Jacksonville homeowners trust, share some regular items or products that you have at home that are eco-friendly which can help you in taking care of and beautifying your garden.
Sodas and beers. These two beverages are packed with carbohydrates that make them the suitable lawn food or fertilizers. Since sodas are loaded with sugar, when you pour this on your lawn, the sugar and carbohydrates go down into the soil and the microbes convert the soda into lawn food. The same idea and process works when you pour beer around your yard.
Coffee grounds, bone meal and wood ashes. These items, which you regularly just throw away, can make great and effective fertilizers for your lawn. When you mix these three items, you will produce a safe and non-toxic fertilizer that is rich in potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous that you can spread on your lawn.
Vinegar and corn gluten meal. To get rid of weeds such as such as dandelions and crabgrass, spray vinegar all over them. The vinegar’s acidity is very effective in killing these weeds. You can also control the growth of weeds in your lawn by spreading corn gluten meal on your lawn after you have just completed your weed-pulling task. Both of these products are non-toxic, eco-friendly and safe to use on your lawn for both humans and your pets.
Dish soap. Dilute dish soap with water and pour this around your lawn. By doing so, the soil on your lawn will be easily penetrated by water and water can also be absorbed by the roots of your plants more quickly. As such, this solution acts as a “wetting agent” for your lawn.
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