Gardeners say £1 Poundland buy will keep your grass green all summer

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Gardeners say a £1 Poundland buy will keep your grass green all summer.

Everybody wants the most luscious lawn when spring and summertime roll around, but it can be tough to know what works, and what might be a waste of your time and effort.

It's been a wet start to 2024, and many green-fingered gardeners may still be hesitant to mow the lawn as it hasn't been consistently dry in what feels like forever. Despite this, when the time does come that you can cut the grass with abandon, you'll still want it to be as green as possible, and one expert has shared an unlikely product that can keep it looking lovely all summer long.

Taking to the blog Joe's Lawn Care, Joe explained that there's a cheap product that could "make grass grow" and look luscious - and you likely would never have considered it.

Joe explained that Epsom salts, which can be purchased from Poundland for £1, or The Range for £1.29, can really help your grass to look as gorgeous as possible. But why?, reports the Mirror.

Well, Joe explained that "just like store-bought fertiliser", Epsom salts have a high amount of "magnesium, which has a bunch of benefits".

The benefits, Joe explains, include "aiding seed germination to boosting chlorophyll production, as well as helping your grass plants to absorb more vital nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus."

It's not as straightforward as liberally scattering Epsom salts across your garden and crossing your fingers, according to gardening expert Joe. He advised that for those aiming for luscious lawns, "add two teaspoons of Epsom salts to one gallon of water each month using a spray bottle."

The reason for using a spray bottle, Joe clarified, is because "misting your lawn is the most effective way to help it grow".

Guy Barter, the Royal Horticultural Society's chief horticulturist, also cautioned against premature gardening efforts. He pointed out that seeds and plants in February, March, and sometimes even April can be "sluggish", leading to less than impressive floral displays if you're too eager early in the year.

He recommended that gardeners "wait until the lawn needs mowing every week and weeds appear before sowing and planting most of your plants. It is fun to chance some early sowing and planting, but there is not as much to gain as some think, and getting ready for mid to late spring is time better used."