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Bokashi Tea and the lawn

Since the bokashi tea has been doing wonders for my houseplants and vegetable garden, I decided to use it on the lawn. We have officially converted our lawn to a no-chemical lawn. Well, at least a 95% no chemical lawn. I did buy Ortho Vine and Bush Killer in order to get rid of our poison ivy.

The good thing about bokashi tea is we always have an ample supply. It doesn’t take much tea to spread the microbes around the lawn. Since I only have a 2-gallon sprayer, I put about a quarter of a cup of tea into the sprayer and fill it with non-chlorinated water along with a little molasses and fish emulsion.

My lawn is in need of some tender loving care so I may not notice a huge difference the first year. I do know that my lawn is very green and the grass grows quite a bit, but it is far from ready to be the cover photo of Lawn & Garden magazine.

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With bokashi tea applications, I never have to worry about putting little green, blue or yellow chemical application notification flags. It’s always safe to walk on the lawn (except in the areas where Fido does his business).

A little bit of tea goes a long way. One cup of tea is more than adequate for an acre of land.

I’m no lawn maintenance expert but I do know that my houseplants and vegetables have reached blue ribbon quality in my eyes. I’m borderline smug when it comes to my veggies and houseplants. Prior to bokashi, I was known as “The Plant Killer.” Now my plants are growing and thriving and I attribute that to the bokashi tea.

If it can work on my plants, with a little time and effort, I believe it can work on my lawn.


About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

in Bokashi Tea, Lawn
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  • Kerri July 16, 2012, 4:41 am

    Hi Felicia,

    Found your site via my friend Jenny (Jenny’s Bokashi Blog and BokashiWorld on Facebook). Sounds like you are getting some real success with Bokashi and I will be interested to watch your progress. Thanks for sharing.
    Kerri

    • Felicia July 16, 2012, 8:37 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Kerri. Yep, I’ve been having great success with bokashi and enjoying every minute of it.

      I’m not one for Facebook (too overwhelming for me), but I’ll check out the blogs.

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