Homemade Recipes To Green Up Your Lawn

You’re going to laugh when you read the ingredient list of these homemade recipes for your lawn. The first ingredient: Beer! I guess it’s not just for your beer belly, it’s for your lawn too. Ha!

Homemade recipes to green up your lawn - via NoBiggie.net

My neighbor shared these homemade yard recipes with us last summer, and they have worked magic for our lawn. A couple neighbors and friends have asked for these recipes recently, so I’m sharing them here. So far we have only tried the first one: the lawn green up recipe. But that one alone, made our petunias go crazy last summer. They were gorgeous!

Homemade Yard Recipes

Lawn Green Up (Apply: every 3 weeks @ 2 oz. per gallon of water – using the ortho hose-end sprayer)

1 Can of Beer
1 Can of Coke (regular Coke, not diet)
1 Cup of Ammonia
1/2 Cup of Antiseptic Mouthwash
1/2 Cup of Lemon scented Dish Soap

Insect Control (Apply every 2 weeks @ 1 1/2 TSP. per gallon or water – using the Ortho hose-end sprayer)

1 Cup of Diazanon
1 Cup of Chewing Tobacco Juice
1 Cup of Antiseptic Mouthwash
1/2 Cup of Lemon scented Dish Soap
Top off Sprayer with Warm Water

Flower Bed Soil Prep (Apply: In the Spring @ 2 oz. per gallon of water – using the Ortho hose-end sprayer)
(Repeat this treatment one week later)

1 Can of Beer
1 Can of Coke (regular Coke, not diet)
1 Cup of Antiseptic Mouthwash
1/2 Cup of Lemon scented Dish Soap
1/4 tsp. Instant Tea

That’s it! You’ll have to give them a try!

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  1. a pina colada says

    What interesting recipes. This really works???? I can't wait to tell the hubby… maybe this is a recipe that he will actually make! 😉

  2. Shaunee says

    IT'S TRUE!! I've heard you buy beer for your lawn and now I know the truth!

    P.S. Paige just said, "How 'come someone buys rootbeer for their lawn?" Ahhh, innocent minds.

  3. tammy says

    No way! I'm going to have to try the lawn beer thing. Of course while it's in my shopping cart, I'll be scanning the aisles to see if anyone from my ward is there.

  4. PhoenixRising says

    I read your blog often… *blush* from work! But work internet won't allow me to comment… boo, right?

    Anyhow, I loved your post so much today I emailed it to four special men in my world who love their lawns! Hoping those recipes will work as well on the East coast! Thanks for the recipes!


  5. Casey says

    thanks for all these tips! I doubt we have much of summer left here, so I'll be saving this for next year

  6. Miranda says

    I'm so glad you posted this! I have this written down on a piece of paper that got completely lost in the move.

  7. kami @ no biggie says

    IK – nope. mixed with all the other ingredients and diluted with water, it doesn't. It works, you should try it.


    I would so try this if I wasn't LDS and didn't want to support beer companies! It's interesting that such crazy recipes work so well. I wonder if it works if you leave the beer out!

  9. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says

    Wow – I had no idea that there were alternative to the chemicals. So cool Kami!



    great tips. i mentioned it to the hubby and his quick reply: " i'm going to waste beer?"
    men….He is going to try it this weekend. i'll be posting it on my blog. is it ok if i put the recipe on their with your link?

  11. amy says

    will a miracle-gro liquid feeder accomplish the same as the ortho? Oh, and I’ll 2nd the coke attracting ants question. much thanks in advance for answers :-)

    • says

      Hi Amy!

      I think the miracle grow sprayer should work. And about the coke…I think the sweetness of the coke gets cancelled out by the other things in the mixture.
      I hope that helps!

  12. says

    I have to try the one for getting rid of pests. Thanks for the post… I’ll let you know how that works in 120 degree weather…
    Love from Phoenix, AZ

  13. KC Dice says

    Yes this works but some better than others depending on the region your in and what shape your yard is in. Keep a schedule of when you spray so you know when to do it, like anything else you can over do it and kill your grass. So avoid spraying it in the middle of the day…earlier morning is the best. You can alter these recipes and there others online but these are pretty good.

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