How to Use Neem Oil on Grass


Neem oil is a vegetable oil that has a number of positive effects on gardens and lawns. The oil acts as a pesticide and fungicide and carries no ill effects for people or pets. The oil comes from the seed of the meliaceae tree, once native to India but currently grown around the world in warm climates. The fruit is similar to an olive and the seeds are cold-pressed; the resulting oil is bottled and has many uses outdoors and in cosmetics. Neem effectively interrupts the reproductive cycle of aphids, Japanese beetles and meal worms.

Things You'll Need

  • Lawn sprayer
  • Mix the neem oil in a lawn sprayer at the rate of one ounce per gallon of water. One ounce is equal to one tablespoon. Shake the container to evenly distribute the oil.

  • Push on the tank's plunger to increase the air pressure in the tank in order to get a fine spray of the solution inside the tank.

  • Start at one corner of the lawn and squeeze on the pump's trigger to broadcast the neem solution on the grass by moving the nozzle sideways. You will have to continue to pump the plunger as you lose pressure in the pump. Work in straight lines to apply the neem solution over the entire lawn, noting mentally the width of your sweeps across the lawn to avoid spraying an area twice.

  • Empty the spray canister when finished and rinse it out with clean water before storing it.

  • Repeat the treatment of your lawn after a week to control the unwanted insects or help the soil heal from any fungus that may remain.

Related Searches

  • Photo Credit lawn,grass image by Greg Pickens from
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Use Neem Oil for Flea Control on Pets

    Neem oil has many skin care benefits. It relieves dry skin, soothes itchy irritated skin, and improves overall skin health by combating...

  • How to Buy Neem Oil

    Pesticide and skin tonic - neem oil does them both. This rich oil, which is ground or distilled from the Azadirachta indica...

  • How to Extract Oil From Plants

    Essential oil is a valued component of plants. It is used in cosmetics, aromatherapy and medicine. Pressurized stem extracts the volatile plant...

  • How to Use Neem Oil for Mange

    Mange is a skin disease caused by small mites that has been known to affect dogs and other animals. It is persistent...

  • List of Trees of Northern India

    Haryana is a state in India. Historically it is considered to be a part of Kuru region of north India. The name...

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Make a Vertical Clay Pot Garden

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!