Green up your lawn

I am a credit and business finance adviser.  Many people consider me an expert.  Hell, I’ve secured over $250,000,000 in financing for small business owners in the last 3.5 years.  I must be doing something right.  This blog is all about credit and money.  Building and maintaining your credit–and how to leverage it for the purpose of growing a business.  Yet, sometimes I come across things that have nothing to do with credit or money.  Things that make a difference in my life and I think I owe it to you to pay it forward.  Here’s one I found a month ago and the results have been amazing.

I’ve got a beautiful back yard.  Go to my Facebook page and you’ll see pics everywhere.  It’s where I work (yup I write this stuff on my laptop on the patio).  It’s where I play.  It truly is my most prized possession.  Now having a nice yard doesn’t come cheap and quite frankly, that’s how this started.  I was spending in excess of $500 annually on fertilizers, plant food and the like.  So I started searching the internet on home remedies for fertilization.  I found many but this one was explained the best and made the most sense.


  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 12 oz can beer
  • 1 12 oz can cola
  • 1 cup mouthwash
  • 1 cup ammonia
  • 1 cup dish soap (don’t use the anti-bacterial)

Mix all together in a slurry and put into one of those lawn and garden feeders that hook to the end of your hose.  If it has a measuring dial on it, set to 1.5 and “spray away”.  You would not believe how lush and green my grass is.  My perennials have grown twice as big as this time last year………

Now don’t ask me why.  I know growing up in rural Michigan the farmers used to spray ammonia on their fields before planting.  I know in the spring the grass at the edge of my driveway is always greener and taller and I can only attribute to the salt that has been shoveled off the driveway.  And doesn’t everyone like a nice beer??  If you want to know the “why’s” just Google it.  I can only tell you this.  It cost me less than $15 to mix up a 5 gallon pail.  I treat everything once a week and I still have enough left to go another month or so.  In my book I’ll be at least $400 ahead this year.



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