Beer, mouthwash mix said to revive dry lawns

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Lawns suffering from the lack of rain this summer may just need to relax and renew with a beer.  And a pop.  And some mouthwash.

Those are three of the five common household ingredients in a recipe that's said to keep your yard at its peak.

According to, the recipe comes from former golf course groundskeeper Tim Heffron.


  • 1 full can of regular pop (not diet)
  • 1 full (12 oz.) can of beer (not light beer)
  • 1/2 cup of liquid dishwashing soap (do not use antibacterial dishwashing liquid)
  • 1/2 cup household ammonia
  • 1/2 cup of mouthwash


  • Pour into 10-gallon hose-end sprayer (other sizes will work too).
  • In high heat, apply every three weeks.

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