5 Uses for Epsom Salt in Your Garden

Uses for Epsom salt

5 Uses for Epsom Salt in Your Garden

The Recipe for a Healthy, Thriving Garden

Epsom salt has a wide variety of uses, anything from home remedies to uses around your home and garden. Epsom salt can be found in your local grocery store, pharmacy, and even at your local garden supply store.

Here are 5 great uses for Epsom salt in your garden.

1. Get Rid of Raccoons

If you know you have raccoons lurking around your outside trash cans, they could be lurking in other areas around your home such as your garden.

Take a few tablespoons of Epsom salt and spread it around the trash cans — this is usually the area they hang around the most.


The Epsom salt will deter that pesky raccoon — they hate the odor! The raccoons will most likely leave that area and not return which means they won’t be in your garden. Remember to reapply after it rains.

2. Deter Slugs

repel slugs with epsom salt

Sprinkle Epsom salt around the snail-prone areas of your garden more slugs!

3. Make Your Grass Greener

Epsom salt, which adds much-needed magnesium and iron to your soil, may be the answer to a much greener lawn. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to 1 gallon of water.

make your grass greener with epsom salt

Spread on your lawn with a garden sprayer and ensure it soaks into the grass. Repeat this process about every 2 weeks.

4. Bigger, Better, and MORE Produce

Studies have shown that Epsom salt increases the production of peppers, tomatoes, and blooms.

bigger and better produce

1 teaspoon per gallon of water sprayed onto your plants every 1-2 weeks can create beautiful and plentiful results.

5. Soil Prep

1 cup of Epsom salt per 100 feet will help create the perfect gardening mix for this summer's bounty.

prep soil with epsom salt

Use a fertilizer spreader and mix it into the soil.

What are your favorite uses for Epsom salt? Let us know in the comments!

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on May 20, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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