Keep Your Lawn Green With a Dash of Epsom Salt

Keep Your Lawn Green With a Dash of Epsom Salt

Many homeowners struggle with trying to keep their grass as green as can be. Epsom salt is a magnesium-based salt that benefits the health of your lawn and garden. When your lawn is looking not as green and unhealthy, it never looks good in a neighborhood. Epsom Salt will be able to fix this problem, while acting as a fertilizer and pest control product giving your lawn and garden a healthier life.

How Does My Lawn Not Stay Green?

There are many reasons why your lawn may not be a “healthy looking” green color. It’s mostly because the soil is lacking nutrition. Nitrogen is important for grass growth, and a lack of this can cause the lawn to grow slow and the green color to be on the lighter side.

Sunlight can also affect the color of your lawn. If your grass is growing in a heavily shaded area, chances are it will be a variety of shades of green. It will lose its deep green color without the proper amount of sunlight.

Disease will change the color of the lawn in smaller areas. When the diseases spread and grow, the color of the lawn will go from light green patches to yellow and brown.

What is Epsom Salt?

Epsom salt is an organic compound that is full of beneficial minerals for lawns. Iron in Epsom salt, for example, helps grasses to grow healthy and strong. Meanwhile, the magnesium in Epsom salt balances the PH level in your grasses so that it doesn’t become too acidic. The sulfur component of magnesium sulfate promotes chlorophyll production. These minerals also aid in the absorption of nitrogen and phosphorous; two essential components of healthy grass growth.

How to Use it For Your Lawn?

To apply, you can put Epsom salt in a spreader or dissolve it in water and apply it with a sprayer. Use about a half pound of Epsom salt for every 100 square feet of lawn. It’s important that you do this during the Fall or Spring months because if you fertilize your lawn in the Summer, this will contribute to weed growth, which you will have to deal with later, and obviously the winter time is difficult to do much with your lawn.

How Does Epsom Salt Help My Lawn?

Applying Epsom Salt to your lawn is a safe, natural solution to help with seed germination, nutrient absorption, growth, and the general health of lawns and plants in your yard. It contains magnesium, which helps with the above stated.

In addition to its use as a natural fertilizer, Epsom salt also serves as an alternative to harsh pesticides. If your flowerbeds are plagued by slugs, for example, just sprinkle some Epsom salt in the area to keep them at bay. If you have a raccoon problem, Epsom salts can be an effective deterrent as well (they’re not fond of the smell). Just sprinkle some around the perimeter of your lawn.

It will ultimately facilitate the lush green growth and healthy look that you’re looking to see in your yard. No one enjoys a yard with ugly looking grass.

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32 Comments

Frank & Sonja Bair

Epsom Salt is an INORGANIC compound and not ORGANIC at all, as is stated. It does not contain Carbon – which is a part of any/all organic compounds. Magnesium is the central element in the Chlorophyl molecule, and this its importance to greening.

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Mark Bell

Since Epsom Salts are “of the earth”, meaning they are a harvested product found in well water, it is considered organic, and subsequently are considered safe for organic gardening. No one claimed it was an organic compound. This is not a chemistry class.

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William Stewart

I like you response. I found your information useful and informative. But some people have to find a way to stroke there ego. Organic or not thank you for the tip. And showing class.

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Hax

People confuse organic with natural. Crude oil, asbestos, arsenic, and radon are also natural.

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allen williams

correct, Frank, this is very important information to understand the base mineral content and how it effects the PH of grass and soil for plants.

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Dustin Kinzinger

Chemistry you are correct, however it was used in a sense that is different than chemistry definitions. “Organic” is an often used/misused term referring to: without harsh/artificial chemicals, by natural means produced, or without chemically manipulating pesticide/herbicide and not as a carbon based methodology. Many people conflate “organic” to mean health sustainability, however this is too a misnomer as many natural chemicals are very dangerous to health and are specifically used by plants to avoid predation. Organic is a trite term that no longer means much of anything except in terms of chemistry where it has more concrete meaning and not the ubiquitous or nebulous meanings so many marketing agencies have conflated it to mean in order to manipulate a consumer.

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Dustin Kinzinger

On a separate note, I’ve found it to work well on my Bermuda grass, along with carbonated water I derive from a soda stream and spread with a sprayer for aeration of our acidic southwest Texas soil.

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Maryann Farrell

Hi what’s the best natural lawn food for a lawn with clay soil? My grass dries out so quickly right after a heavy rain and turns hard again. Then the grass look pale and sick. Thank you

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Debbie Short

My grass is a beautiful green I put my granulated fertilizer down in the early spring we have been getting extremely hot weather in two days summer starts I’ve noticed a few brown spots in the grass I been watering my lawn at least three times out of the week I first water with the hose for about 20 minutes then I water with my sprinkler about a half an hour

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Mrs. Bury

Epsom salt Is inorganic compound and it’s proper classification is an “ ionic compound” ????☺️

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Mrs. Bury

Epsom salt Is inorganic compound and it’s proper classification is an “ ionic compound” ????☺️

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Robert Schorlemer

Correct! In my 83 yrs I thought I was finally losing it until you confirmed that I wasn’t!????????

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Debby

I’ve used Epsom salt on my lawn before with good results. My question is I’ve cut down holly shrubs and wish to expedite the deterioration of the remaining stumps. These shrubs are 23 years old And their root system connect with irrigation lines located near them and I’m concerned a stump grinder might dig up the water line. I read online that drilling holes in the stumps and putting Epsom salt in the holes will kill the root. Your comments welcomed.

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SamSmith

I applied epsom salt to my burmuda lawn and it looked horrible. Brown spots are everywhere.
I used additional fertilizer 16 4 8 and watered everyday. It’s slowly becoming more green.

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Carolynn Ruane

Im having a horrible year with weeds. I like using home remedies, but cant seem.to find one. Could you help me?

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Mike Geldart

How often in the sum of months should I apply Epsom salts to my lawn

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Sheilarita

Do I need to put any Epson salt on my lawn right now? I have zoysia grass and it is still brown. We are supposed to be having a good rain tonight so I was hoping to put it down and water it down and let it have all the other rain that will come down. Thank you

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Cindy

I would like to use ebsome sLt in my lawn. BUT I have a well for drinking water. Will it effect the well water?

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Ann Manigoult

Thanks for the Info.
If I plant a small vegetable garden, won’t it attract all kind of rodents such as groundhogs? ????

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Connie

How did the yellow brown patches get on my lawn?was it from the landscapers dirty machine.From dogs pee? What can be done?

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Annie

It is good to know about the epsom salt to the lawn . Now I use minorglite woul that effect my lawn using the salt with that fertilizer?

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Paul De Leon

How to elite broadbase weeds including dandelions in st Augustine .
Will the product harm mature pine trees whose roots are seen above ground?

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