Ten bizarre things that will help your grass grow better

Aspirin, garlic and stiletto heels have been named as some of the most unusual items to help grass grow this spring

By John Smith
Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 3:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 4:44 pm
These tips could get your lawn looking like royalty
These tips could get your lawn looking like royalty

Garden experts from BillyOh.com have revealed ten unusual things that will give your lawn a boost now that the worst of the winter weather has been and gone.

Closely targeting a heat lamp or two at particularly worn areas of lawn could give your patch the boost it needs
Spreading cloves of this root vegetable over your grass can ensure a smooth surface, as it helps to deter parasites from getting to and destroying the roots.
Grass needs iron to make chlorophyll, so throw some rusty old nails into a watering can to quickly create an iron-rich solution to water the lawn with.
The acetic acid in vinegar will stop weed growth without damaging the soil and also deter small pests like ants.
Green fingered Brits should test the pH levels of garden soil this can help gardeners neutralise excessively alkaline or acidic lawns.
Pennies and 2p coins contain copper, which is an effective fungicide that can protect backyard grass from infections.
Instead of bagging up clippings when mowing the lawn, they should be left on the garden as this helps to fertilise the lawn and reducing watering requirements.
Nitrogen-rich gardeners urine can be an effective grass fertiliser that could encourage growth when applied directly.
Taking a stroll on the garden lawn in your favourite stiletto heels or spiked golf shoes could improve aeration and help your grass to survive and thrive.
Dissolve a couple of aspirin into a jug of water once a fortnight and spray over your garden lawn to give it additional resistance to bacteria and insect infestation.