coffee grounds for fertilizer

A friend of mine has had great luck putting coffee grounds at the base of a rose bush. It is blooming like crazy. It is a Knock Out rose so I know they are generally easy to please. Are coffee grounds an OK alternative to rose food that includes preventative for black-spot and mildew? My tea roses are struggling (probably due to increases shade from a white pine) and I want to do anything I can to help them. I have so little sun that moving the bushes is not an alternative. Thanks for your help!
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Coffee grounds are an excellent additive to your garden soil and help attract earthworms which also improve soil. They do not, however, prevent black spot or other diseases. Roses really need full sun and those that don't get it will be more likely to become diseased."

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