5 Uses for Epsom Salt in Your Garden
The Recipe for a Healthy, Thriving Garden
Epsom salt has a wide variety of uses, anything from home remedies to uses around your home and garden. Epsom salt can be found in your local grocery store, pharmacy, and even at your local garden supply store.
Here are 5 great uses for Epsom salt in your garden.
1. Get Rid of Raccoons
If you know you have raccoons lurking around your outside trash cans, then they very well could be lurking in other areas around your home such as your garden.
Take a few tablespoons of Epsom salt and spread it around the trash cans — this is usually the area they hang around the most. The Epsom salt will deter that pesky raccoon — they hate the odor! The raccoons will most likely leave that area and not return which means they won’t be in your garden. Remember to reapply after it rains.
2. Deter Slugs
Sprinkle Epsom salt around the snail prone areas of your garden…no more slugs!
3. Make Your Grass Greener
Epsom salt, which adds much needed magnesium and iron to your soil, may be the answer to a much greener lawn. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to 1 gallon of water. Spread on your lawn with a garden sprayer and make sure it soaks into the grass. Repeat this process about every 2 weeks.
4. Bigger, Better and MORE Produce
Studies have shown that Epsom salt increases the production of peppers, tomatoes, and blooms. 1 teaspoon per gallon of water sprayed onto your plants every 1-2 weeks can create beautiful and plentiful results.
5. Soil Prep
1 cup of Epsom salt per 100 feet will help create the perfect gardening mix for this summer’s bounty. Use a fertilizer spreader and mix into the soil.
What are your favorite uses for Epsom salt? Let us know in the comments!
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