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Why You Should Put Coffee Grounds On Your Lawn

Do you love coffee? Do you love your lawn? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you’ll love this! Below, you’ll find all the reasons why you should put coffee grounds on your lawn.

It’s a great idea and your lawn will thank you for it! So, the next time you’re finished with your morning cup of joe, don’t throw away those coffee grounds – put them to good use on your lawn. Keep reading to learn more!

Coffee Grounds on Your Lawn

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If you love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning, then you’ll love the smell of your lawn after you’ve put coffee grounds on it! Not only will it make your yard smell great, but grounds can also provide a number of benefits for your grass and plants.

Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, which is an important nutrient for plants. Nitrogen helps plants to grow and develop quickly. It also helps to keep the leaves green and healthy.

Coffee grounds also help to improve drainage in the soil as well as moisture retention. They do this by absorbing water and holding onto it, which prevents waterlogged soil and standing water. This is especially beneficial in areas that tend to flood easily or have poor drainage.

Another benefit of grounds is that they can help to deter unwanted visitors. Cats and rabbits are repelled by the strong smell of coffee. If you have a problem with cats and rabbits on your lawn, try sprinkling some grounds around the affected area.

Finally, coffee grounds can also help increase the earthworm population in an area. This is beneficial because earthworms help aerate and improve the structure of the soil. They also help to decompose organic matter, enriching the soil.

As you can see, there are many reasons why you should put coffee grounds on your lawn. Not only will it make your yard smell great, but it will also provide numerous benefits for your grass and plants. So next time you make a pot of coffee, be sure to save some grounds to sprinkle on your lawn!

How To Apply Coffee Grounds to Your Lawn

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Coffee grounds are a great way to give your lawn a little extra boost of nutrients. Not to mention, they’re free if you save them from your home. Here’s how to use coffee grounds on your lawn:

Dry Them

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Make sure the grounds are completely dry before using them on your lawn. You don’t want to add any extra moisture which could lead to problems like mold or mildew.

To do this, spread your coffee grounds on a tarp and let them dry in a sunny and warm spot. Rake them every once and a while to mix the pile so all the grounds get dry. This may take a couple of days depending on where you live.

Spread Them

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If you’re not mixing your coffee grounds with lime or compost, now is the time to spread them evenly over the area you’d like to fertilize. This works better if you have aerated your lawn or if you’re only applying a small amount.

Mix Them

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Alternatively, if your soil is very acidic, you can mix your dried coffee grounds with pelletized lime. To do this, mix 10 pounds of dry grounds with forty pounds of the lime. Then, using a broadcast spreader, start applying your mixture to your lawn.

If you’re looking to add some compost to your lawn and would like to incorporate coffee grounds, then follow the drying instructions above and mix in compost to your coffee grounds once they are dry. Add 10 pounds of coffee grounds with 40 pounds of compost

To spread your compost-coffee mixture, simply shovel and spread as evenly as possible. Try and avoid accumulation in one spot. If that does happen, use a rake, and try and rake the mixture into the lawn as well as possible.

Water Them

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Water the area well after applying the coffee grounds. This will help them break down and release their nutrients into the soil and repair any uneven spots. Only water until the first 1 or 2 inches of soil is wet – try not to waterlog your lawn.

Repeat this process every couple of months for best results.

Coffee? Coming Up!

So, there you have it! Applying coffee grounds to your lawn is an easy and effective way to give it a little extra nourishment, keep unwanted visitors away, and help the earthworm population.

If you’re looking for more ways to green up your yard, be sure to check out more blog posts on lawn care. Do you have any tips or tricks? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to share with your family and friends!