Last year was the first year I sprayed bokashi tea on my lawn. To do so I would mix a concoction of rainwater, bokashi tea, a hint of molasses and a little seaweed broth. The concoction was poured into my handy-dandy 2-gallon sprayer and off I would go. When it was empty, I’d fill it again.
I’ve got to admit, there’s something very peaceful about getting out early in the morning to gently spray the lawn with microbes. The only problem is it’s not very efficient. I usually have more bokashi tea than my early morning lawn walks can use.
A Year Later and A Year More Efficient
This year, I’m trying something new. I have a huge container mounted on wheels that collects rainwater. To that rainwater, I add all of my bokashi tea (from several buckets). I then add the bokashi food (molasses and seaweed broth) and mix.
Into the mixture, I place a small water pump and hose. The pump draws the water out of the container and the long hose allows me to walk around the yard sprinkling it with beneficial microbes. No more double filling small 2-gallon containers. I get twice as much done in half the time. Plus I use all of the bokashi tea.
And the Lawn?
My lawn is very green and it appears to be a little thicker this year than last. Last year we had a couple of sparse patches. Those patches have filled in. My lawn looks just as green and plush as my neighbors’, but I achieved my results without using chemical fertilizers.
Now I’m waiting for my order for beneficial nematodes to arrive. They’ll take care of the unwanted pests.
You know, it’s truly amazing how we humans have it all wrong. We spend so much time creating toxic chemicals when everything we need is already here. We just have to retrain our minds to think natural instead of synthetic.
P.S. You probably can tell from the pictures that I’m in the process of converting the lawn to clover.