When it comes to beer, most of you will think it is one of the most drinks. Beer has many health benefits when you consume it moderately. But the list of its benefits does not end here. There are uses of beer in the garden that not everyone knows. If you know the right way to use it, it can be turned into one of the best supporters that can help a lot of your gardening work. Check them out with us.
If you have a green space, don’t waste any excess beer after parties. It contains the amount of sugar and nutrients that work well as a good fertilizer for plants. In addition, there are other uses such as to repel slug and snails, make a trap to get rid of insects, even you can use them to renew old polish garden tools or mental pots. Some of you might find the idea bizarre, but it’s true. Save and try them, they promise to keep you amazed.
#1 A Great Compost Starter
Beer has many nutrients that increase the fertility of compost and return those nutrients to the soil. Using it as an additive also increases the rate of decomposition, which in turn speeds up the breaking down of individual components of the compost pile.
#2 Eradicates Slugs and Snails
Slugs and snails are attracted to beer just like moths to light. Install a jar filled with stale beer and bury it up to its rim in the garden where you have noticed them. Slugs and snails will slip and fall in the jar. Change the stale beer when it gets filled with them.
#3 Traps Flying Insects
Using beer to trap wasps and fruit flies in your garden. Pour the stale beer one third into the cup and add 1 tablespoon of dish soap to it. Cover it with plastic and make some holes in it. The smell will attract the insects and they’ll fall into the cup. Change the solution when the cup gets filled with insects.
#4 Acts as a Fertilizer
You can use stale beer for watering plants to enrich the soil. Dilute one part of beer, one part of soda with one part of water and use this solution to water the plants occasionally.
#5 Promotes Lush Grass
The fermented sugar in beer will feed your grass, and its acidic nature will kill any fungi or pests causing brown spots.
#6 Polishes Garden Tools
Using beer to clean up rust from your old garden tools. Pour beer in a spray bottle and spray it on the rusted tools. Let sit for 15-20 minutes and then wipe them off with a cloth. You can also spray it on rusted nuts and bolts, as the carbonation makes them come off easily.
#7 Attracts Butterflies and Bees
Use beer to attract valuable pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden. All you have to do is to pour beer into a pan and place it in your garden. The smell of it will lure bees and butterflies from miles away.
#8 Eliminates Unwanted Bugs
Beer is useful to remove bugs in your garden. Take 4-5 overripe bananas and mash them with 1 cup of brown sugar. Add 1 cup of beer to the mixture and make a thick paste. Transfer it in a deep pot and place it at the spot where bugs frequent the most and you’ll trap them in no time.
#9 Keeps Mosquitoes Away
Beer can be very helpful in keeping mosquitoes at bay in your garden. Mix stale beer and mouthwash in equal measures. Add 2 spoons of Epsom salt and pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it in your garden. The solution will remain potent for up to 2 months.
#10 Polishes Metal Pots and Accessories
If you have metal, copper pots, and accessories in your garden, then the beer can be a great bet to bring the shine back on. Pour beer in a spray bottle and spray it on the pots. Let it sit for 15-20 mins and rub with a clean piece of cloth.