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!