Why should you use Coffee Grounds in your Garden?
Should we use coffee grounds in our garden? There is still a heavy debate in the gardening community about the usage of coffee grounds in gardens, but this blog will give sensible tips where these disposed coffee grounds are indeed effective and useful for your plants. Coffee shops often throw away these valuable coffee grounds before handing them to any resourceful gardener. Find out some of the effective ways to use them in your favour.
Serve them as Mulch
You can use Coffee Grounds as mulch once you’ve mixed them with compost of leaf mold. You may also rake your coffee grounds so they can’t clump together and stop water from going to your plants. Some say coffee grounds are acidic, however, it may vary from case to case. So it’s best not to rely on them when you’re planning to acidify higher pH soil.
Coffee Grounds as Fertiliser
Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, some potassium and phosphorus, therefore, they can be used as fertilizers. However, the nutrients in them may vary so they’re often used as a slow-release fertilizer.
You can simply sprinkle the coffee grounds to your soil or add them to your compost heap. Adding them to your compost means that you’d have to add more dried leaves, newspaper, or woody prunings in order to balance them out. It’s best to add them to your compost heap since your worms would process them better.
Be careful with Dogs
It’s advised that dog-owner gardeners should rather put their coffee grounds in their compost heap instead of spreading them around the garden directly. It is due to the fact that coffee grounds can be harmful to pets in large doses. By adding them to your compost heap it would have been processed by your worms before using them in your garden.
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