12 homemade garden remedies 8. Coffee Ground Fertilizer Acid loving plants such as tomatoes, blueberries, roses and azaleas love spent coffee grounds. You can mix the grounds into the soil or simply sprinkle on top. If using as a soil drench, soak 6 cups of coffee grounds in a 5 gallon bucket of water. Let it sit for 2-3 days and then saturate the soil around your plants.
As gas prices have soared in the last 7 years or so, farmers and people with larger lawns are looking for alternatives to weekly and bi-weekly grass cutting. On our two-acre yard we would use approximately 2-5 gallons of gas to do the mowing and all the trimming needed for a nice looking yard, depending on how heavy the grass is.