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Sprinkling Cinnamon
On Your Grass Has Major Benefits
If you want to shift to a more environmentally friendly way of taking care of your lawn, all you need to do is open up your spice cabinet and grab that bottle of cinnamon powder.
Cinnamon can kill fungus before your soil becomes inundated with disease or your plants suffer from root rot. Cinnamon also kills mold and mildew, which can ruin your lawn.
It also keeps ants and spider mites away. Ants can damage your lawn, especially as they begin to take root, and spider mites can cause your lawn to dry out and turn yellow.
Aside from fungus and pest prevention, cinnamon also adds much-needed nutrients, including iron. Iron is crucial for a healthy lawn, as it helps any new grass to take root.
However, you might want to wait until you sow new grass seed before grabbing a container of cinnamon and starting to sprinkle it throughout your yard.
If you have compacted soil, you'll first want to use an aerator. This helps your cinnamon penetrate the soil's surface, delivering its much-needed nutrients and water.
Then, plant your grass seed either by hand or using a push spreader. Finally, sprinkle some cinnamon, which will act as a protective barrier for your seedlings.