Homemade lawn dye

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Homemade lawn dye
A greener lawn can be achieved with the use of lawn dye. (lawn image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.com)

A healthy green lawn is the basis of a beautiful yard. However, lawns do not always grow in the bright green colours that we see in magazines and on TV. In addition to the soil in which they grow, lawns often need additional nutrients to grow to their full colour potential. The healthier a lawn is the greener it will be. Fertiliser provides your lawn with the overall range of nutrients it needs to thrive. Epsom salt provides it with extra magnesium and sulphate to help it grow naturally greener. Lastly, green food colouring gives the plant that extra boost of colour.

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Things you need

  • 0.454kg Lawn fertiliser
  • 1.81kg Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup liquid green food colouring
  • 5 gallon Bucket
  • Paint stirring stick

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  1. 1

    Combine the plant fertiliser and Epsom salt together in the 5 gallon bucket.

  2. 2

    Mix the fertiliser and the Epsom salt thoroughly using the paint stirring stick.

  3. 3

    Pour the 1/4 cup of liquid green food colouring into the mixture. Do not dump the food colouring all in one spot, instead drizzle it over the surface of the mixture.

  4. 4

    Use the paint stirring stick to mix the green food colouring into the mixture. Continue stirring until the entire mixture is tinted green.

  5. 5

    Spread the lawn dye over the lawn evenly right before a light watering. The 2.27 Kilogram of lawn dye will cover 1,000 square feet of lawn.

  6. 6

    Repeat the process once every four to six weeks for a bright green lawn.

Tips and warnings

  • The healthier a lawn is, the greener it will grow. Be sure to provide your lawn with adequate water.
  • Choose a fertiliser that is safe for animals; some fertilisers can kill wildlife and pets.

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