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Using Epsom Salt in the Garden II

Here are some new tips and ideas on how to use Epsom salt in your garden:

Using Epsom Salt on Flowers

Epsom salt can also be used to improve the health of many flowering plants. These plants will blossom more vibrantly and produce gorgeous flowers with the help of Epsom salt. You may add Epsom salt directly to the soil or use it as a liquid solution.

To use Epsom salt for flowers, work out some Epsom salt in the soil even before planting the seeds or transplants. After this, use a tank sprayer filled with a solution of one tablespoon of Epsom salt per gallon of water to spray your plants. You may use this solution as much as you like during the entire season. Make sure to use Epsom salt right after the initial planting, and also when the first growth appears (or after a month, in the case of transplants). Finally, make sure to treat your plants with Epsom salt when they reach full bloom.

Here are some additional tips on how to use Epsom salt on your roses:

  • Roses. They can benefit greatly from Epsom salt. It will make their foliage greener and it will result in more canes and roses. To use Epsom salt on roses, start by soaking an unplanted rose bush in one half cup of Epsom salt per gallon of water before planting. It will help the roots grow stronger and firmer. During planting, add one tablespoon of Epsom salt per hole before you insert the rose bush. After planting, use liquid Epsom salt solution to boost your roses. Use the solution listed above and spray it on your roses. Alternatively, you may work one tablespoon of Epsom salt per foot of plant. Also, don’t forget to work one half cup of Epsom salt into the base of the plant once during the beginning of the season. I will encourage blooming canes, as well as proper basal cane development.

Use Epsom Salt on Shrubs

Many shrubs can greatly benefit from Epsom salt, both flowering and green shrubs. Evergreens, azaleas and rhododendrons can particularly benefit from Epsom salt. It will improve the blooming of the flowers and the vibrancy of the greenery.

To use Epsom salt on your shrubs, simply work in one tablespoon of Epsom salt per nine square feet of bush into the soil. Make sure to do it over the root zone. It will allow the shrub to absorb all the nutrients from the Epsom salt. Repeat this every 2 to 4 weeks to get optimal result and make your shrubs strong, gorgeous and healthy.

Using Epsom Salt for Trees

Trees will also benefit from some Epsom salt. It will bring more minerals to the soil, which means these minerals can be readily absorbed by the roots. It will result in strong and healthy trees you will enjoy for many years.

In case you have a blooming tree or the one that produces fruit, use Epsom salt to increase the production of both flowers and fruits. To achieve this, work in two tablespoons per nine square feet into the soil over the root zone. Make sure to repeat this 3 to 4 times per year.

It’s best to use Epson salt at the beginning of each season. It will help the tree prepare for the changes in the weather and allow it to grow stronger and healthier.

Using Epsom Salt on Your Lawn

Epsom salt can also be used to make your lawn more lush and beautiful. It will sure improve the greenery and sustainability of the lawn. It is particularly effective in preventing grass yellowing. This way, Epsom salt helps you have that rich, lush lawn you’ve always dreamed of. With the help of Epsom salt, grass becomes softer, greener and healthier.

To use Epsom salt on your lawn, use a tank sprayer and a lawn spreader. Use a hose and spray attachment to apply Epsom salt on your lawn. For the best results, use three pounds of Epsom salt per 1250 square feet of lawn (it amounts to six pounds per 2500 square feet and twelve pounds per 5000 square feet).

In case you want to use a tank sprayer or a hose with a spray attachment, don’t forget to dilute Epsom salt in plenty of water. It has to dissolve in order to make a concentrated solution you can use on your lawn.


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