Generally speaking, going “green” means spending lots of green…. you know, the dollar kind. Having a GREEN weed free lawn can can cost $300-$500 a year, just for lawn fertilizer and weed killer, alone. #TRUTH
I don't want to spend a fortune keeping my lawn looking nice and I also don't like having to keep my kids off the grass for a few days after we have fertilized it. I asked my dad if he had a better solution and he said all you need is this:
SERIOUSLY. Sugar is all you need!
- Sugar feeds beneficial microbes, insects, and worms
- It won’t cause allergic reactions in people or pets
- Sugar will fortify grass while discouraging weeds
- It is easy to apply
- It is cheap
- Sugar will not only make your lawn green … but ‘green’, that is free from chemicals that damage the soil, our water supply, and ourselves.
- Increasing nutrients and enhancing the absorption of those nutrients
- Promoting nitrogen availability
- Increasing photosynthesis for a greener plant
- Stimulating root formation
- Improving soil structure
- Increasing humus levels
- Providing resistance to the climate extremes of heat, drought, and cold
- Controlling fungal diseases like brown spot
It’s easy to apply sugar to your lawn.
You don’t have to be precise and you don’t have to use a spreader.
- Just sprinkle it onto your lawn by hand.
- I use an old juice container with a wide mouth, and just walk up and down the lawn, shaking out the sugar.
- Use a 5-pound bag for each 1,000 square feet of lawn.
- You cannot use too much, and it won’t burn your grass if more sugar spills on a concentrated area.
- I would suggest applying sugar several times during the first year of use.
- Since your lawn has been damaged from years of chemical applications, it needs time for those artificial fertilizers to be leached out of the ground and even more time to replenish those microbes that have been chased away.
- Once your lawn is normalized, you only have to spread sugar twice a year, in spring and fall.
- After applying, thoroughly wet down your lawn.
If you want to make your lawn healthy and at the same time eliminate crabgrass, Bermuda grass, dandelions, clover, dollar weed and other shallow rooted weeds like chickweed, fire your lawn care company and start acquiring a sweet tooth!
Thanks for sharing, Lauralee!
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