You may enjoy sipping on some brew while relaxing in your garden, but did you know that beer can help your garden thrive too? Beer contains ingredients that gardens and landscaping crave, and therefore is the perfect product to make your garden shine. Take a look below at 5 ways to use beer in your garden. You might just be surprised how helpful of a product it can be.
5 Ways to Use Beer in Your Garden
1. DIY Slug and Snail Trap
If slugs are feasting on your plants, put a small amount of beer in a shallow dish. A butter dish works great for this. Set the dish in amongst your plants and the beer will do the rest. It attracts the slugs and snails and they will drown in the liquid.
2. Enrich your compost pile.
If you have unfinished or aged beer, you can also pour it directly into your compost pile. The various natural ingredients in beer such as hops and barley are a wonderful addition to your compost and will help enrich it.
3. Feed your plants.
Mix a bottle or can of beer with a little corn syrup (about one tablespoon will do) and feed it to your plants. Pour it directly at the base of the plant so the roots can soak it up and enjoy. They are quite attracted to the yeast in beer, and will love you for this.
4. Get greener grass.
Add a 4-5 bottles of beer along with a few tablespoons of molasses to your garden/fertilizer sprayer. Spray liberally over your yard and enjoy greener, healthier grass in no time. You can do this several times each season for a beautiful lawn.
5. Enjoy hardier trees.
Mix 3-4 cans or bottles of beer with two cups of dish soap. Apply it to the bases of your trees. It will help repel pests as well as offer your trees nutrients it will devour.
See what a friend beer can be to your garden? Give these simple tips and recipes a try and enjoy a greener and healthier garden and landscape that you can be proud of.