A while back I stopped at Starbucks (something I admit that I do at least once a week) when I noticed they were giving away bags of their used coffee grounds. (I can't believe I never noticed this before)
The sign said, “Free. For your garden or to keep kitties out of your garden.”
We have a huge problem with the neighborhood cats pooping in our yard! I researched “humane” ways to keep them out and learned that used coffee grounds are supposed to do the trick.
I started saving my coffee grounds (which I should have already been doing for composting reasons but that is another story) and started spreading them in our “problem” areas. It seemed to being doing the trick.
There was a problem though, I can only drink so much coffee (for my sake and the sake of those around me) so the process has been slow going.
Now on my weekly stop at Starbucks I pick up a Latte and a couple bags of kitty-poo-be-gone. I have been able to spread coffee grounds around the parameter of our yard. I have also spread them around the plants and put some in the compost piles. It has worked wonders!
It turns out that there are many uses for used coffee grounds. A quick Google search taught me that people use coffee grounds for face masks, ant repellent, drain cleaner, plant fertilizer, deodorizers, and cat-poo deterrent.
Who knew that there were so many things to do with used coffee grounds!
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