The astonishing amounts of used coffee grounds and tea leaves can be recycled, reused and brought to a brand new life! Treat your flowers to a rejuvenating supplement. Coffee grounds are high in acidic and full of nutrients. Use as mulch in the soil for those acid-loving plants. It can also deter ant infestations and snails/slugs from around your flowers and bushes. Tea leaves can also be used for the same purposes as coffee grounds within the garden, warding off pests and feeding your plants. Moreover, it gives off a refreshing smell. Sprinkle them into your cat litter tray to diffuse the smell, scatter them over your carpets, leave for ten minutes then vacuum up.
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