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Wake Up Your Lawn with 2 Timely Tonics

Your grass will be thick and velvety green in no time at all.


It’s time to wake up your lawn with this marvelous mixture that’ll make it rise, shine, and be rarin’ to grow:

 Spring Wake-Up Tonic

Mix 50 pounds of pelletized gypsum, 50 pounds of pelletized lime, 5 pounds of bonemeal, and 2 pounds of Epsom salts in a wheelbarrow. Apply the mixture to your lawn with a broadcast spreader no more than two weeks before fertilizing. This will help aerate your lawn, while giving it something to munch on until you start your regular feeding program.

After applying the Spring Wake-Up Tonic, overspray it with this tonic to kick it into high gear:

 Get-Up-and-Grow Tonic

Mix 1 cup of baby shampoo, 1 cup of ammonia, 1 cup of regular cola (not diet), and 4 tablespoons of instant tea granules in a 20 gallon hose-end sprayer, and apply to the point of run-off. This tonic will get all that good stuff working to help your grass off to a super start—so get ready for the most terrific turf in town!

 



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