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Would putting sugar on my lawn make it beautiful

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Would putting sugar on my lawn make it beautiful. i have been reading a lot about putting sugar on your lawn. As the case with most people i am sick of being disappointed in lawn care companies who promise a lot but never deliver. I am thinking of putting sugar on my lawn but what about the tiny ants that i use to get in my house every spring. won't the sugar draw them back? I have 2500 sq/ft of lawn how much sugar are we talking about and how often should i put it down. It gets very humid where i live. also i have a huge brown spot in my back yard. we have had lots of rain this year and we have seen mushrooms in the yard so I expect this is a fungus.

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  1. Guest25027445

    I live in TX and have heard of very good results using sugar.

     

  2. Mitchel

     You can never have a perfect lawn by sprinkling sugar over it, its just a myth. It will definitely not yield any good results. Therefore its adviceable to stay away from such erronous myths, and be a little realistic. You will have to put in extra effort to get a perfect lawn, for that you need to work in it, look for the dead weeds get them out water it properly, on and off use some good soil, so that grass can sprout quickly. Mow your garden once in a month.

  3. Guest22680197

    Hi,

    I am both excited and scared about putting sugar on my lawn, but I am going to try it anyway.  I live on a residential street with neigbors on both sides of me.  I have a small yard with a personal design of flowers, small trees, and grass, and I want my grass to be lush and beautiful.  The thing that concerns me is the roaches people say will come along with the microbes.  I presently don't have any roaches, but here in San Diego the roaches are as big as you thumb along with the small ones too.  I have gotten a lye recipe on line that promises to kill them, but in the meantime I am worried about them invading my house and the houses of my neighbors.  Roaches seem to be aggressive, expansive, and searching.  It's hard for me to imagine them staying confined to one area.

    My question to you is, Is it absolutely certain that they will come into my yard if I add sugar to my soil ??

    Peggy

  4. Guest16762365
    I am trying an experiment right now for this. I believe I know what you are referring to...a natural lawn rennovation site What the sugar does is increase the microbes in the soil. The sugar is sort of like a fast food for the microbes. A study was done in Pierce County on the Prairie where sugar was spread in areas where there were invasives. This allowed the native plants to come back and they found that the the native plants were able to come in faster. What happens is this, the microbes increase then do not have enough food there is die off. The die off uses nitrogen in the soil, this allows the native plants to come in more easily. This is what the study suggested. With weeds A soil scientist explained it to me this way: If you increase the microbes in the soil this creates a healthy enivornment which allows better root penetration. Weeds are opportunists. They will come where soil is poor and deficient and compacted. Lawn is a high feeder. It needs food, nitrogen, protein etc...you need to feed your grass which by default means feeding the soil to get strong roots to compete with the weeds. I have done natural lawn rennovation in Seattle using corn gluten and grass mulching. I am experimenting on a very weedy lawn here in Pierce County using the sugar first, grass mulching and corn gluten. I am hand pulling the biggest weeds. I am trying to mow the lawn to keep the existing weeds down so they do not go to seed but at the same time feeding what lawn is there to see if it will over time out compete the weeds. My soil in Seattle took three years to become adequate enough to support a weed free lawn. (using no chemicals and not much work) This is a process that takes time. My soil was full of microbes and worms and good things...it was alive and my grass was green and thick and weed free, and needed far less water. About molasses, there are research citations out there that show that sugar seems to work faster. LOL. I am okay with using sugar although geez will we find out it caused some imbalance? Little microbes with cavities! I think it is better than other stuff. It seems to feed the soil unlike chemical fertilizers. You do have to use the sugar and provide additional food either compost swept into the grass, (I use corn gluten) or grass mulching. P.S. this was copied and pasted from another website. I also am about to try the sugar method and will report back.
  5. Guest16762365
    I am trying an experiment right now for this. I believe I know what you are referring to...a natural lawn rennovation site What the sugar does is increase the microbes in the soil. The sugar is sort of like a fast food for the microbes. A study was done in Pierce County on the Prairie where sugar was spread in areas where there were invasives. This allowed the native plants to come back and they found that the the native plants were able to come in faster. What happens is this, the microbes increase then do not have enough food there is die off. The die off uses nitrogen in the soil, this allows the native plants to come in more easily. This is what the study suggested. With weeds A soil scientist explained it to me this way: If you increase the microbes in the soil this creates a healthy enivornment which allows better root penetration. Weeds are opportunists. They will come where soil is poor and deficient and compacted. Lawn is a high feeder. It needs food, nitrogen, protein etc...you need to feed your grass which by default means feeding the soil to get strong roots to compete with the weeds. I have done natural lawn rennovation in Seattle using corn gluten and grass mulching. I am experimenting on a very weedy lawn here in Pierce County using the sugar first, grass mulching and corn gluten. I am hand pulling the biggest weeds. I am trying to mow the lawn to keep the existing weeds down so they do not go to seed but at the same time feeding what lawn is there to see if it will over time out compete the weeds. My soil in Seattle took three years to become adequate enough to support a weed free lawn. (using no chemicals and not much work) This is a process that takes time. My soil was full of microbes and worms and good things...it was alive and my grass was green and thick and weed free, and needed far less water. As Paul Stated about the molasses, you are feeding the microbes but there are research citations out there that show that sugar seems to work faster. LOL. I am okay with using sugar although geez will we find out it caused some imbalance? Little microbes with cavities! I think it is better than other stuff. It seems to feed the soil unlike chemical fertilizers. You do have to use the sugar and provide additional food either compost swept into the grass, (I use corn gluten) or grass mulching.
  6. Kelly K
    You’ll be nuts to put sugar on your lawn: Absolutely, positively under NO circumstances must you put Sugar on your Grass. Its only a myth. Having a great lawn starts from within and it all begins with your Soil. Two of the key to making your soil look great is Earthworms and Compost. I agree lawn companies have no clue. The brown spot is fungus for sure due to use of chemicals. To stop the fungus from spreading dry out your soil and do not I repeat do not put any weedkiller on the grass.

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