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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

2 Steps For Turning Your Lawn's Brown Spots Green And Lush Using Household Ingredients

If you have brown spots in your lawn, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to liven up the grass using household ingredients. If so, use the following two steps for turning your lawn's dead spots into lush, green grass.

Step 1:  Treat Bare Spots With A Beer And Dark Cola Solution

The first step involves treating the bare spots in your lawn with a beer and dark cola solution. Both beverages feed the grass, while the dark cola contains phosphorus that helps speed up the composting of dead grass. This gives new growth a chance to breathe and grow.

In a sprayer bottle hose attachment, pour in one can each of beer and dark cola. Also, add a tablespoon of dish detergent. The detergent is viscous, so it makes the beer and cola stick to the blades of grass, giving them time to work into the outer fibrous tissue.

Turn your water spigot on, and lightly mist the dead areas, saturating them with the solution. If you have multiple brown spots, you may need to refill the bottle occasionally, whenever the solution becomes clear.

Once you have treated the lawn, wait a day to give it time to soak into the grass. Then, proceed to the next step.

Step 2:  Fertilize Your Lawn With Epsom Salt

The next step in livening up your yard is to fertilize it with Epsom salt. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, a substance that aids in the production of chlorophyll within the blades of grass. Treating your grass with it gives it a vibrant green color.

In a gallon bucket full of hot water, mix in two cups of Epsom salt. Let the salt dissolve until it has completely melted in the water. This may take up to an hour, depending on the heat of your water.

Once the salt has dissolved completely, fill up the sprayer bottle attachment. Then, lightly mist your entire lawn. Refill the bottle whenever the solution is no longer cloudy. If necessary, you may need to mix another gallon bucket of Epsom salt and water, depending on the size of your lawn.

Using the above steps once a week can turn your grass into a healthy, green lawn. However, if you still have problems with dead spots, you may want to contact a lawn care service and ask them to examine your grass and discuss professional options that may be available to you.

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