Brewing A Green Lawn?: Beer Fertilizer

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cheap-american-beerUp in the Great White North where this HomeFixater resides, American beer is strictly for small children and the elderly. But now there is another interesting use for it (besides bait in the Slugx Slug Trapper) – fertilizer!

Say what?

This “recipe” for lawn fertilizer was found and adapted from eHow. To be honest, we’re not totally convinced this works, but some people claim it’s the miracle cure for their lawn. If you do give it a try, let us know your results.

Here’s what you need:

1 cup Epsom salts
2 cups of warm water
1 six-pack of beer
1 cup ammonia (Widely used, but also Caustic & Hazardous according to Wikipedia, be safe)
1 hose end sprayer

And here’s what you do:
1. Dissolve the Epsom salts in the warm water.
2. Add one can of beer to the salt solution.
3. Pour this entire solution into a hose end sprayer.
4. Pour the ammonia into hose end sprayer (this is saved for last simply because it’s stinky and fumey).
5. Turn on the hose and generously spray your lawn fertilizer all over your yard.
6. You’ll notice that you have five cans of beer left. Those, my friend, are for you.

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About Jen

Jen (but never “Jenn”) Byck, aka the Fix'n Vixen, is a Toronto-based freelance writer and communication consultant who is undoubtedly home fixated (she is also TV fixated, really bad TV fixated and donut fixated). Her approach to home improvement has been rather trial and error, the latter of which is evidenced by the amount of spackle she buys on an annual basis.

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