Homemade Lawn Fertilizer Recipe
The following is a list of ingredients you need to make your own homemade liquid fertilizer recipe. You will need:
1 gallon water (or other non-potable) 2 cups sugar 1 cup baking soda 3 tablespoons organic vinegar 4 teaspoons organic lemon juice 1 teaspoon organic orange oil or vegetable oil (such as grapeseed, sunflower seed, safflower, etc. ) 1/2 teaspoon organic lavender oil or rosemary oil (optional) 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (optional)
You can use any type of fruit but avoid using citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, tangerines, etc. They are known to cause allergic reactions. If you have a food allergy then it’s best not to use them in your homemade liquid fertilizer recipe.
For best results, mix all the ingredients together thoroughly before adding them to your garden soil. Let it sit for at least one week before watering your plants. Remember to test the pH level of your soil every two weeks with a simple test kit available from most gardening stores.
When you notice that the pH level is within 5 points of neutral, then you’re ready to start planting!
Now that you’re ready to get started, you need to decide what type of plants and flowers you would like to grow in your garden. Some plants perform better than others so it’s a good idea to choose varieties that do well in your region. A quick online search will provide a lot of information on plant varieties and their growing conditions.
It’s also a good idea to consult with an expert at your local nursery if you’re not sure.
Cheap Fertilizer For Large Lawns
There are many ways to fertilize and feed your lawn. One of the most common ways is by using bags of fertilizer. This can get expensive over time since it can cost a few dollars for each bag and you have to use several of them every year.
Unless you want to spend a lot of money on fertilizer then making your own is the way to go.
With a few basic ingredients that you can pick up at an inexpensive price at your local hardware store, you will be able to make your own fertilizer. It’s going to be a lot cheaper in the long run and is going to work just as good if not better than commercial fertilizer.
To start, you need to purchase some cottonseed meal, which is nothing more than the ground up remains of cotton after the seeds have been removed.
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Consumer Lawn Care and Fertilizer Use in the United States by P Robbins, A Polderman, T Birkenholtz – Cities, 2001 – Elsevier
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