A gardener has recently shared their secret recipe for a tonic that claims to give you a green lawn quickly. Stephen Coffman, the gardener in question, claims that this tonic is not only super easy to make but also highly effective. The best part? All you need are some cheap kitchen staples. Coffman demonstrated the effectiveness of his tonic in a YouTube video, where he walked viewers through the process of creating and applying it to his own garden. According to him, the tonic only requires four basic ingredients, which are likely already available in most households.
Coffman began the video by showcasing all the necessary products on a table. He then proceeded to explain the recipe, saying, “Alright, everyone. Here is an excellent recipe. A little tonic that you can use to get your grass greener, looking lush, and ready to grow just like a carpet.” In addition to the ingredients, he also mentioned that a 20-gallon hose and sprayer would be needed for application. The four ingredients required for the tonic are one cup of baby shampoo, one cup of regular cola, one cup of ammonia, and four tablespoons of instant tea, specifically Nestea Unsweetened Iced Tea. Coffman carefully measured each product and poured them into the sprayer, making adjustments as necessary.
Once the sprayer was almost full, Coffman topped it off with warm water before proceeding to spray the lawn. He advised spraying the tonic to the point of runoff, which refers to any water or liquid that drains away from or off of a surface. During the video, Coffman also took the time to explain the purpose behind each ingredient. According to him, the baby shampoo cleans the grass and “opens up the pores of the grass.” The cola provides the soil with sugar and a burst of caffeine, which in turn “encourages the grass to stand up straight and grow.” As for the ammonia, Coffman claims that it gives the grass a “renewed life,” comparing it to a shot of vodka. Finally, he explains that the instant tea provides a good balance of slowly absorbed sugar and a bit of caffeine.
The YouTube video garnered positive responses from many viewers who appreciated the helpful tip. One viewer commented, “I will definitely be trying this lawn hack! Thank you for going step by step and getting straight to the point! Please suggest that viewers wear gloves and masks when dealing with this chemical combination.” Another viewer expressed gratitude, saying, “Well done! Thank you so much for sharing.” Additionally, a viewer pointed out the function of ammonia, stating, “Thanks for the video. The function of the ammonia is not to clean the grass. It provides lawns with nitrogen, indirectly. Ammonium nitrate production utilizes ammonia to produce nitric acid.”
Overall, Coffman’s tonic recipe seems to have struck a chord with viewers who are eager to try it out for themselves. With easily accessible ingredients and simple instructions, it appears to be a cost-effective solution for achieving a greener and healthier lawn.