11 Excellent Reasons Every Gardener Should Be Using Epson Salt


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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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



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.


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.


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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