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How A Pinch Of Cinnamon Can Help Your Lawn Thrive
Cinnamon is a powerful ally for your lawn and could also help your garden thrive. When applied correctly, this spice can deter pests and promote healthy growth.
Cinnamon repels a variety of nuisances like squirrels and rabbits. These creatures find the smell of this spice overwhelmingly off-putting, making it a great natural repellent.
Furthermore, the spice is a formidable antifungal agent that can combat diseases like brown patches or rust. Just add a light but thorough application to the troubled spots.
One of its lesser-known but equally crucial roles is helping to manage your soil's pH levels. It helps keep your soil's pH within a range that is beneficial to most grass types.
While cinnamon offers many benefits, too much can harm beneficial microorganisms in your soil. A rate of about 0.25 to 0.5 ounces per 10 square feet of your lawn works well.
For an even distribution, make a cinnamon-water solution. Mix 4 to 5 tablespoons of ground cinnamon into a gallon of water, and use a sprayer to evenly apply it to soil or plants.