Should my lawn drink beer?

It’s been often said that pouring beer on your lawn will make it greener and fuller. According to several online posts from people who have paid the dear price of sacrificing a beer in the name of lawn care, well, let’s just say they would have rather drank the beer.

However, beer actually can add some value to your lawn. Slugs and snails are attracted to the smell of yeast, so putting beer in a container left out over night will attract any of these critters that are nearby. The slugs will crawl in and drown, which is not so bad of a way to go when you consider most people burn them with salt.

Another way beer has been proven helpful to lawns is by pouring beer over brown spots in your yard. Many people claim that within a few days the grass turns green again. Beer is also used as an organic fertilizer, although, it needs to be combined with other liquids. The recipe calls for 1 can of beer (12 oz.), 1 c. ammonia, 1 c. unscented liquid dish soap and 1 c. liquid lawn fertilizer. Combine all the liquids in a container before mixing in 1 c. corn syrup or 1 c. molasses. Transfer the mixture into a bottle that can be attached to a hose to combine with water and be sprayed over your lawn.

If you have any beer that has gone stale or you just don’t deem worthy of your palate, trying out these lawn tricks might be a great way to get rid of that unwanted ale!

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