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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Comments

  1. 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. 2

    Perfect. Grass is a sensitive topic around here. Ours needs a little pep. Thanks for a good tip!

  3. 3
    gina bina says:

    This is hilarious! Who knew?

    PS you definitely need IN on the KEANE bandwagon. No rock.

  4. 4
    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.

  5. 5

    oh my goodness. i'll have to try this. your lawn looks fabulous!

  6. 6

    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.

  7. 7
    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!

    http://phoenixrising2009.blogspot.com

  8. 8

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

  9. 9

    The coke doesn't attract ants?

  10. 10
    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.

  11. 11
    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.

  12. 12
    *MICHELLE CAUDLE* says:

    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!

  13. 13
    Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says:

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

    XOXO
    Jen

  14. 14

    Our lawn is pathetic. If this really works maybe our neighbors won't hate us anymore.

  15. 15
    THE DE SOUSA FAMILY says:

    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?

  16. 16
    kami @ no biggie says:

    Hey Elizabeth! Sure, go ahead!

  17. 17

    What great ideas! Definitely need to try something to spruce up our lawn!!

  18. 18

    I’ve got to figure out how to get chewing tobacco juice. I would probably start gagging while mixing that solution together.

  19. 19

    Does it needs to be sray while is hot or cool weather?

  20. 20

    Where I can find the tobacco juice?

  21. 21

    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 :-)

    • 22

      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!

  22. 23

    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

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