Organic Lawn Care Recipes

October 15th, 2013

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to revisit our lawn care routine. Maintaining a beautiful, healthy lawn is a priority for all Americans preferably organic lawn care, for those who like to live an organic, chemical free lifestyle.

Keep chemicals and harsh pesticides away from you and your family this coming season with these organic lawn care recipes. Although it should be noted that not all lawn care issues can be remedied organically, these recipes are sure to work on some of the more minor issues we experience when taking care of our lawns.

Banish Weeds

Weeds are never a welcome guest on our lawns. To control weeds, you will need these simple ingredients that are commonly found around the home:

  • 2 cups liquid dish soap
  • 2 cups ammonia
  • 4 tablespoons plain instant tea

Mix in a spray bottle for spot maintenance or a hose-end sprayer to cover more area.

Thatch Control

Thatches are areas of your lawn where the grass and roots have become knotted together, like matted hair. Nutrients and water are unable to filter through the matted grass and the area eventually starves.

  • 1 can beer
  • 2 cups ammonia
  • 1 cup liquid dish soap
  • 1 can non-diet cola

Mix ingredients and apply to lawn as needed with spray bottle or hose-end sprayer.

Lawn Fertilizer

Our lawns need nutrients to get them through the peak growing months, especially if our soil isn’t the healthiest.

  • 1 can beer
  • 1 cup ammonia
  • 1 cup liquid dish soap
  • 1 cup liquid fertilizer
  • 1 cup molasses or corn syrup

Mix together and apply!

These recipes are natural and safe to use around your family and pets. Don’t let an organic lifestyle interfere with a beautiful and healthy lawn this summer! Utilize these great recipes and feel proud of your impact—and your lawn.