Spring has sprung and now is the perfect time to think about hostas care. Put this homemade mixture on any plant, bush or grass and it will thrive!
I Love Hostas! I think they are my favorite plant because they are soooo easy to grow and they look so beautiful in my yard. Hostas really don’t need much to make them look and I’m not the only one that loves my Hostas, so do the bugs : (
Every year about this time my Hostas start to look like Swiss cheese because the become full of holes and just sick looking, or the leaves start to turn brown, but thankfully I have a home remedy that all plants seem to Love but the bugs Hate : )
My mother-in-law gave me this home remedy a long time ago and I just can’t get over how simply it is and how Great it works. I have used this home remedy for all my plants, bushes and trees, I have even used this on my lawn and it works Great!
Sprayer that attaches to hose
1 cup of Listerine Mouthwash (original)
1 cup of Epson Salt
1 cup Ammonia
1 cup Ajax Dish soap (lemon)
First add the mouthwash, Epson salt and ammonia to the sprayer container, stir, then top off the container with the dish soap, Don’t Stir. Place top back onto the container and hook up to the hose.
Simply water your plants as usual. This remedy is safe enough to use on a weekly bases if you wish, I found that once a month is plenty. Any unused mix can be stored for the next use.
Not only does this home remedy kill the bugs, it also provides your plants some much need nutrients and you will quickly see a big difference in your plants, trees and bushes.
The best time to split Hostas is in the fall.
If you do split a Hostas in the spring or summer you can help it along by simply cutting the leaves down to the roots. The leaves will quickly grow back and this will help the to Hosta thrive.
Also if you cut the flower stem off as they begin to grow (I really don’t like the way the Hosta looks with this flower stem) this will also help the Hostas to thrive.Related posts: