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Coffee grounds for Lawn

Posted by NickRose Z9 San Mateo, CA (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 29, 13 at 1:08

I've been reading about using UCG's for fertilizing lawns and thinking about switching to it. Main reason is that it is free, the other organics like alfalfa, soybean, etc. I would have to find a feed store or buy it online. I have a few questions.

1.) Can UCG's be the only fertilizer I put down, or do I need to add other organic fertilizers?
2.) I have a front and back lawn which total 2,000sqft. If I were to do 40ibs per 1,000sqft once a month of UCG's, would that be enough?

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RE: Coffee grounds for Lawn

1. That depends on what your soil needs.
2. Coffee grounds have about 2 percent Nitrogen and your lawn will need about 2 pounds of Nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per year. Mulch mowing the clippings back into the soil can supply 1/2 of that need. 40 pounds of coffee grounds then would supply about 0.8 pounds of N each application and applying that much every month might be too much. Coffee grounds also contain about 0.6 percent P and K.

RE: Coffee grounds for Lawn

Instead of every month should it be every other month or third month?

RE: Coffee grounds for Lawn

Once again, how much to apply and how often depends on what your soil needs. A good reliable soil test should help answer that.

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