Popular Kitchen Spice Can Help Your Lawn This Fall in Minnesota
If your lawn could use a little help this fall, the secret could be hiding in your kitchen here in Minnesota!
If your lawn is anything like ours, keeping it green the past few seasons here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes has been a challenge. First, we were subjected to several very dry summer seasons. Then, last winter featured several thaw and freeze cycles that not only made potholes worse last spring but also covered many lawns with a thick coating of ice.
But the secret to helping your lawn this fall here in the Bold North could be in your kitchen. That's because this story from HouseDigest said you might want to consider adding some cinnamon to your lawn.
Yes, cinnamon. That same thing you might find in a cup of apple cider on a crisp fall night here in Minnesota. What's with adding cinnamon to your lawn? Well, HouseDigest says cinnamon contains several properties that can be helpful to your lawn:
Cinnamon can kill fungus before your soil becomes inundated with disease or your plants suffer from root rot. Since cinnamon can kill mold and mildew, it can prevent a host of fungi from ruining your lawn.
The story goes on to say that applying cinnamon to your lawn could help it stay greener, as well, noting that cinnamon can also add nutrients like iron. Iron is crucial for a healthy lawn, HouseDigest said, as it helps any new grass to take root.
So, how does one go about adding cinnamon to your lawn? Do you merely sprinkle some dried cinnamon behind you as you mow the lawn? Uh, no. ThisIsMyGarden says that to apply cinnamon on your lawn, you can simply mix one tablespoon of cinnamon powder with half a quart of water to create a totally organic anti-fungal solution you can then spray on your lawn.
Not only can this help strengthen your lawn, but ThisIsMyGarden also notes that critters like rabbits and squirrels don't like the smell of cinnamon, so adding some dry cinnamon powder or cinnamon sticks in your garden can help those pests stay away too.
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