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How A Bathroom Essential May Make Your Lawn Greener Than Ever
Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is a naturally occurring compound consisting of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. Under certain conditions, it can make your lawn greener.
The magnesium in Epsom salt can help lawns with photosynthesis, improving overall health and color, and promoting nutrient absorption, but only for lawns that are deficient in it.
Adding it to a perfectly healthy lawn can have some nasty side effects, including potentially killing your lawn. You should also be careful not to overuse it on lawns that need it.
For every 100 square feet of turf, use half a pound of Epsom salt. You can apply it using a spray by dissolving some in water or applying the liquid directly on the soil.
Epsom salt can be great for your lawn, but only apply it every six to eight weeks. Too much of it or it being used too often can cause a buildup in the soil and harm your lawn.