How to Use

Wood Ash

in the Garden

6 Benefits of Using Wood Ash in Garden Beds

Avoid applying ashes to the soil of acid-loving plants such as blueberries, hydrangeas, and potatoes.

1. Ash raises soil pH to  lower acidity.

Those nutrients include potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, iron, manganese, zinc, and boron, among others.

2. It adds micronutrients  to the soil.

Wood ash mixed in help soil crumble more readily, which means it is less compacted.

4. Wood ash makes soil  more friable.

However, ashes cease being effective as a pest repellant once they become wet.

6. Sprinkled ash can repel slugs from plants.

Direct Application

Don’t allow wood ash to become wet before you apply it, or else many of the nutrients will leach out prematurely.

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