Lawn And Garden Detergent, or Garden Soap, or

 


Article by: Steve Boulden

A few years back I wrote a small piece on the benefits of using detergent as a surfactant or spreader/sticker for herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers. Since then I've discovered a few other worthy uses for detergent in lawn , 5 Things To Consider Before Purchasing a Push Reel Mower and garden. , Landscaping for Wildlife

Before I recap what a surfactant is, I want to make sure you notice that I'm referring to detergent and not soap. There is a difference. Detergents generally have a healthy , Garden Folklore: Plants Thrive in Good Company breakdown, less build up, and have phosphates which are good for your plants. , Landscaping for Wildlife

A surfactant?

A surfactant is a widely used agricultural agent that, when properly mixed with liquid fertilizers and such, helps the chemical to spread more evenly and thoroughly over the plants. , Building Liner Ponds This in turn means that you have to use less chemicals because they're more efficient. The chemicals spread over every part of the entire plant , Patio Design Ė Expanding Your Home Outdoors and do their job much better. So you save , How to Choose Your Garden Furniture and Make It Last money and the environment , Toxic Pollutants & Their Effect on Fish Health by using less.

Adding a few drops of liquid dish or laundry , Building Liner Ponds detergent to your spray fertilizers and such will do the same exact thing for just pennies per application. A quarter to half a teaspoon per gallon of mix. That's all it takes.

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If you've ever tried to wet down dried out peat moss or potting soil , Park Benches - Making the Right Choice that refuses to take on moisture, , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed you'll appreciate this. A drop or two of liquid detergent in your water , Park Benches - Making the Right Choice will do the trick.

Have a hardpan lawn , A Modern Day Glove Affair surface that refuses to accept moisture? You guessed it. Except this time, use a about a teaspoon per gallon through a hose end sprayer. The detergent will break the surface tension of the soil , Planning Permission Tips UK - Landscaping Schemes - Do They Add Value-Is It The Chicken Or The Egg? allowing water , Flowers, An Annual Event to soak in.

This is just a quick fix that you can repeat as needed. However, a hardpan soil , Garden Folklore: Plants Thrive in Good Company is a sign that your lawn, , How to Choose Your Garden Furniture and Make It Last garden, , A Modern Day Glove Affair or soil , Compost Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them needs some serious organic , Starting With Cuttings attention.

Until my next gardening , Orchid Care - What The Root Tells Us wisdom discovery.....
Written by Steve Boulden. Steve is the creator of The Landscape , Using Push Reel Mowers Design Site which offers free professional landscaping , Frame Your Garden With Edging advice, tips, , s for Preparing a Planting Bed plans, , Starting With Cuttings and ideas to do it yourselfers and homeowners. For more free landscaping , Tips and gardening , Transplanting Tips advice, visit his site at http://www.the-landscape-design-site.com/landscapeideasgallery.html

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