11 Excellent Reasons Every Gardener Should Be Using Epson Salt

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9Nourish the soil

As we did mention earlier that Epson salt is rich in magnesium sulphate and sulphur which is highly desirable in a healthy batch of garden soil. Just keep spraying the salt mixed with water in a spray jar all around the flower beds and grass patches and your garden would be revitalised with a vengeance.

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10Germination

If you spray the soil bed with Epsom salt before you plant a seed in it, you’ll realise how fast and healthy the plants are germinating from the soil and reduce the transplantation shock in many cases as well.

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11Issues with gardening

Gardening doesn’t have just weak plants and weeds as their woes but also annoying occurrences like bee stings or insect bites, stinging poison ivy and ever-present problem of sunburn, use Epson salt compress to reduce the pain and swelling or better still apply the solution of 1cup of water with 2 tbsp of salt as lotion to smoothen and heal the cuts and scrapes.

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12Here are some other tips for using Epson salt in the garden

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ouseplants: 2 tablespoons per gallon of water; monthly.

Roses: 1 tablespoon per foot of plant height per plant; Use every 2 weeks. Scratch 1/2 cup into soil at base to encourage flowering canes and healthy new basal cane growth. In 1 cup Epson salt per gallon of water, soak unplanted bushes to help roots recover. Put a tablespoon of Epsom Salt to each hole at planting time.

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Shrubs (evergreens, azaleas, rhododendron): 1 tablespoon per 9 square feet. Apply on root zone 2-4 weeks.

Lawns: Use 3 pounds for every 1,250 square feet with a spreader, or dilute in water and apply with a sprayer.

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Trees: Apply 2 tablespoons per 9 square feet. Apply over the root zone 3 times annually.

Sprinkle 1 cup per 100 square feet for a new garden set up. Mix into soil before planting.

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