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Wood ashes can benefit gardens and lawns | OSU Extension Service

Oct 17, 2008 ... Both types of wood ash will reduce soil acidity slightly. Where soils are acid and low in potassium, wood ash is beneficial to most garden plants.

Using Wood Ashes in the Garden - CT Integrated Pest Management ...

Consequently, many wood stove burners dump the ashes on their garden site with the thought that they are improving the soil condition of their garden.

The benefits of wood ash in the garden - The Washington Post

Mar 28, 2012 ... Before you go scattering the ashes about, get a soil test done, so you know whether it will benefit you. If your yard or garden soil has a pH of 7...

Is Wood Ash Good for Garden Soil? - The Spruce

Jul 4, 2018 ... As with most gardening questions, the answer is "That depends." You have to know a little about both your soil and the ashes themselves.

Plants That Like Wood Ash | Home Guides | SF Gate

Use wood ashes as a soil amendment for plants suffering from potassium ... ornamental flowers, plants and shrubs as well as in the garden to reduce soil acidity.

Using Wood Ash Wisely, You Bet Your Garden: Gardens Alive

Pile up your garden/yard items and they'll turn into nice compost, especially with lots of leaves in the mix. ... Ashes even improve the structure and tilth of soils.

Using Wood Ash in the Vegetable Garden - GrowVeg.com

Nov 18, 2011 ... Wood ashes make a great addition to the compost heap, where they'll aid ... for a garden 30 x 30 feet, while both will raise the soil pH slightly.

Wood Ashes in Gardens - University of Vermont

So what this means for wood ashes is that if your soil is 6.5 to 7 or above, don't add them. If you're not sure of your soil pH, do a soil test in spring when the...

Wood ash: using in the garden/RHS Gardening

It also has a liming effect, so wood ash can remedy excessively acidic soils. ... best in slightly acid soil so wood ashes are unsuited for use in the fruit garden.

Wood Ash Fertilizer - Should I Put Ashes In My Garden

May 8, 2018 ... Another use for ashes in the garden is to change the pH of the soil. Wood ashes will raise the pH and lower the acid in soil. Because of this, you...