Don’t throw leftover beer away — treat your garden instead

by | May 11, 2015 | Blog, Green / Sustainability Ideas, Home & Lifestyle

The party is over. Now it’s time to clean up the dishes and all those half-full beer bottles and cans scattered around the house. Before you pour that leftover beer down the drain, consider this: beer can be the best friend your garden ever had.

A Beer In The Gardens by foilman, on Flickr
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Real Estate Insider notes these 3 uses:

As lawn fertilizer: Pour that leftover beer on the lawn and it will serves as a source of carbohydrates for microbes n the soil. This is beneficial, as microbes convert matter into food for the grass.

To catch slugs: To eliminate those nasty creatures that can strip your flowers down to their stems overnight, fill shallow dishes or jar tops with beer and place them into the ground so that the top is level with the soil. Slugs are drawn by the scent of the beer and will crawl in and drown.

To trap wasps and bees: During your next gathering, place those open bottles or cans of stale beer 10 feet away from your guests. Wasps and bees are attracted to the sugars found in beer and will be lured away from the party, where they can cause disruption.

Looking for more tips for your home and garden? Check out our past blog posts here.

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