Lawn Tonic to turn grass green again

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With 55% of the country in a moderate to severe drought, I thought I'd post this.  Our local tv has shown it on the news for several years but never actually posted the formula until now.....

So here goes:


The hot, dry weather is painting Western New York lawns brown. 2 On Your Side's Heather Ly has provided us with a recipe for a Lawn Tonic that she says will turn that brown grass green again.

Lawn Tonic Recipe:

1 can of beer (regular, not light)

1 can of soda (regular, not diet)

1/2 cup dishwashing liquid (not antibacterial soap)

1/2 cup liquid ammonia

1/2 cup mouthwash

Mix it all together in a sprayer attached to your garden hose. The soda and beer act as food for your grass. The dish soap is also an ingredient in a lot of gardening recipes. For really brown grass, spray this concoction every three weeks.

Gladys Davis told us she swears by it.

"I passed it on to relatives out of town. Anyone who's talking lawns or really interested in their lawn. I've given them the recipe


I haven't tried it yet but I plan on it in the near future once I'm willing to part with a beer.  ha ha

Hope this helps someone and please, let me know how it works for you.






If you have watering restrictions..........nothing will work......not long term watering is an issue.....Green marking paint is the only solution.


Yhea, I've said that for years.  Then I saw on tv someone did it.  I might have been a millionaire!  lol

Proud Texan's picture

Green spray paint works well too

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