Last weekend, I gave my lawn its first “official” feeding of the season by mixing 3 lbs. of Epsom salts per bag of natural dry lawn food. I applied this mixture at half of the recommended rate, and then washed it down with my Lawn Snack Tonic: 1 can of beer and 1 cup of dishwashing liquid mixed in a 20 gallon hose-end sprayer, filling the balance of the sprayer jar with ammonia. If you’re going to follow this routine, apply it to your lawn to the point of run-off to really get it off on the right root this spring.
It was also time for another spring chore—window cleaning. But rather than buy a pricey store-bought cleaner, I whipped up my own by mixing equal parts of ammonia and rubbing alcohol in a hand-held sprayer bottle. Just spritz it on the window, and wipe with a clean cloth to reveal a clear, streak-free window.
And, since I’m still being bothered by allergies, I had the ol’ stuffy nose to contend with. Now, I hate to use medicines when there’s a safe, natural alternative. So instead of downing a decongestant, I simply sliced an onion in half, held the cut side up under my nose, and took a big whiff. Let me tell you—that had my sinuses clear in no time flat!
I just wanted to let you know that I love using your concoctions to feed the lawn. It might not have the most aromatic smell I’ve ever experienced in the early morning hours, but it does the job beautifully. And unlike the next door neighbors who pay an exorbitant price for a professional lawn service to spray chemicals everywhere and then have to put up little signs warning you to keep off the lawn, I can safely use your concoctions and not have to worry about contamination or an empty wallet!
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