Your Precious Used Coffee Grounds

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I just came across this interesting information and thought I’d share it with you.  Some excellent and wonderful reasons why you should add used coffee grounds to your garden. In fact, when you do this there are about 7 wonderful benefits that you can achieve.

What is in coffee grounds?  For starters coffee is acid and it contains phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and copper, all of which are wonderful for your soil. So, adding the coffee grounds adds a nutrient boost to your plant soil and your compost.  It can also be used as a mulch spread to keep down the weeds in your garden.

The article below is found on Your House & Garden Blog and list 7 wonderful benefits of using coffee grounds in your garden.

Here are 7 ways how to use coffee grounds in your garden. You may be amazed at how versatile this item is!

  1. Composting – Add coffee grounds to your composting bin. They’re a valuable source of nitrogen.
  2. Pest Control – A barrier of coffee grounds around the plants may protect them from slugs and snails.
  3. Cat Repellent – Put coffee grounds in the soil to keep cats away from digging in your garden.

To read the full article with the 7 listed benefits head over to Your House & Garden Blog.