Spring Lawn Care
While your objective is to make sure your lawn is as beautiful as it can be, mine
is to help you do it while not draining your time or pocketbook. Here's what you
Apply my Spring Wake-Up Tonic
just as your grass is waking up. Itll
really help get it off on the right root. To make this tonic, mix 50 lbs. of pelletized
lime, 50 lbs. of pelletized gypsum, 2 lbs. of Epsom salts, and 5 lbs. of bone meal
in a wheelbarrow. Apply this mixture to your lawn with your handheld spreader.
Follow up with a dose of my Get-Up-And-Grow Mix:
Mix 1 cup of Plant Shampoo,
1 cup of ammonia, 1 cup of regular cola (not diet), and 4 tbsp. of instant tea granules
in your 20 gallon hose-end sprayer, and apply to the point of run-off. Thatll
really get your lawn up off its grass!
Use a pre-emergent herbicide to control weeds, like crabgrass, before they sprout.
For broadleaf perennial weeds, use a post-emergent weed killer, or try a dose of
my Wild Weed Wipeout Tonic:
Mix 1 tbsp. of vinegar, 1 tbsp. of Plant Shampoo,
1 tbsp. of gin, and 1 qt. of warm water
in a bucket and pour it into a handheld
sprayer. Drench each weed to the point of run-off, taking care not to get any spray
on the surrounding plants. For particularly stubborn weeds, use apple cider vinegar
instead of white vinegar.
Following these tips will help get your lawn off to a running start. And that means
greener, thicker, healthier grass this summer. So lets get to it!
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