I use a miracle grow feeder attached to my hose with the d.e. in it, instead of miracle grow, when using it my yard. It evenly distributes it and gets all the way down as well. That help me bypass the respirator and reduces waste. I use a spray bottle with water and d.e. for my carpets inside. You can mix into any shampoo for your animals or your family. I add it to my plant water as well to avoid pests.