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Are Coffee Grounds Good for Grass?

A cup of joe is a quick pick-me-up for many of us, but did you know the leftovers can be good for your grass? We’re delving into the potential benefits of using coffee grounds as a natural fertilizer for your lawn, explaining the science behind it and offering up some simple steps to make the most of this eco-friendly garden hack.



Are coffee grounds good for grass?


The Benefits of Coffee Grounds for Your Grass


Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, a crucial nutrient to promote healthy plant growth. Use them as a fertilizer and they’ll help green up your lawn, encourage luscious foliage and improve overall soil health. They also act as a deterrent to pests such as slugs and snails. So when used correctly on your lawn or flower beds, one bolt from this double-duty solution will maintain beautiful lawns; the other will keep pretty flowers safe.


How Coffee Grounds Work Their Magic


It’s all down to chemistry. Nitrogen - one of the essential nutrients found in coffee grounds - is an inescapable element in chlorophyll, which helps give plants their green hue and assists photosynthesis. Simply put: adding nitrogen-rich coffee grounds provides fuel aplenty for robust grass growth.



Steps to Success


  1. Collect Used Coffee Grounds: Instead of chucking them in the trash, try saving used coffee grounds. Either collect them during your morning brew or ask at your local café for their leftover beans.

  2. Apply Coffee Grounds to Your Lawn: To ensure they are evenly spread across your lawn use a rake or sprinkle by hand. A thin even layer is best here.

  3. Water Thoroughly: Once applied you’ll need to water the lawn thoroughly so that the grounds penetrate deep into the soil releasing all those lovely nutrients.

  4. Repeat Regularly: For best results incorporate coffee ground application into normal gardening practices by adding every few weeks to maintain healthy grass growth. Of course this may require starting a wholesale coffee account with us or at bare minimum a coffee subscription, but hey, your grass will thank you!


So yes – coffee grounds can indeed be beneficial to our grass. They provide a natural source of nitrogen for the plant and promote overall good health, too. Give it a try and you’ll enjoy a greener, lusher lawn, all while reducing waste and giving your used coffee grounds renewed purpose. So next time you fancy a cup of joe, get that garden boost by saving the grounds. It’s eco-friendly and effective – what have you got to lose?

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Read your post re coffee grounds and grass. I made three batches of Little Wing Blend this morning and will start incorporating the grounds into my front lawn. Thanks for the tip!

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Thanks for reading. Let us know how it goes with your grass. Also thanks for drinking so much Little Wing 😎 You rock!


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