Treat Your Turf to Some TLC

It’s the right time of the season to wake up your lawn… So why not treat it to our terrific, toe-ticklin’ Spring Wake-Up Tonic! It’ll rise, shine, and be rarin’ to grow in no time flat! Then when you’re done, kick your grass into high gear by overspraying it with our Get-Up-and-Grow Tonic. Your terrific turf will be the envy of the neighborhood!

Spring Wake-Up Tonic

50 pounds of pelletized gypsum

50 pounds of pelletized lime

5 pounds of bonemeal

2 pounds of Epsom salts

Mix the ingredients in a wheelbarrow. Apply the mixture to your lawn with a broadcast spreader no more than two weeks before fertilizing. This will help aerate your lawn, while giving it something to munch on until you start your regular feeding program. Follow up with our Get-Up-and-Grow Tonic, below.


Get-Up-and-Grow Tonic

1 cup of ammonia

1 cup of baby shampoo

1 cup of regular cola (not diet)

4 tablespoons of instant tea granules

Mix the ingredients in a 20 gallon hose-end sprayer, and apply to the point of runoff. Then get ready for the most terrific turf in town!


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