Save Big With Do It Yourself Summer Remedies
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Save Big With Do It Yourself Summer Remedies

Here are several remedies for the most common warm weather problems: biting insects, weeds, and a colorless or browning lawn. Each of these remedies is simple, inexpensive, and recommended for those who enjoy money saving, do-it-yourself projects.

Mosquito Repellent

A surprisingly effective mosquito repellent is contained in fabric softener sheets. For unknown reasons mosquitoes dislike the smell of most fabric softeners.

Take one dryer sheet and rub it over exposed skin to control pests all evening long. This method is not waterproof so the dryer sheet method must be re-applied after such activities as swimming or vigorous exercise.

Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes apparently avoid lemon scent. Spray your entire yard with equal parts of lemon dish soap, lemon ammonia, and lemon juice. Do this every two weeks with a yard sprayer, and you won't have pesky mosquitoes all summer.

Weed Killer

Effectively, kill those weeds around your yard, walks, and driveways without expensive and toxic commercial products. Here are the ingredients and directions.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups table salt
  • 1 gallon white vinegar (make sure it has 5 percent acidity)
  • 8 drops concentrated liquid dishwashing soap (i.e. Dawn)

Directions

  1. Mix ingredients in a large container, yard sprayer, or spray bottle.
  2. Spray the target weed or vegetation. The weed will die within 1-2 days.
  3. Make sure you store your homemade weed killer in a safe location.

A Green Lawn Without Mosquitoes

Here is a natural, non-poisonous, yard healthy recipe for getting rid of mosquitoes and making your lawn green.

Ingredients:

  • Listerine
  • Flat beer
  • Epson salts

Directions:

  1. Mix in equal parts until salts dissolve and
  2. Apply with a lawn sprayer.
  3. Repeat application if it rains or every month.

Conclusion:

Home remedies are suggested to repel mosquitoes, kill weeds, and maintain a green lawn. Each of these remedies is simple, inexpensive, and has been recommended for individuals who enjoy money saving do-it-yourself projects.

Note: The do-it-yourself projects in this article are reported to be safe and effective. However, each individual assumes their own risk when utilizing these home remedies.

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Street Talk

Thank you for the information which is very useful.

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you Andrew, I am glad the information has been usful to you.

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  about 7 years ago

Very informative James.

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you Atif!

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  about 7 years ago

What a great way to get rid of mosquitoes! These pests can ruin a summer evening in your backyard...

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Juan for your positive comments.

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  about 7 years ago
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