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- On January 17, 2018
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- Ash, fireplace, Stove, Wood Burning
For homeowners lucky enough to have a wood burning fireplace or stove in their homes, there’s often the question of what to do with the leftover wood ash. While most people simply get rid of the ash, there are other applications!
While you can’t use up all of your wood ash in the compost pile, you can add some to the mix to enhance its nutrients and enrich the mix. You’ll want to add about 1 cup of ash for every 1.5 cubic foot of compost.
Prevent Slug and Snail Damage
For homeowners that struggle with slugs and snails that destroy gardens, spread some ash around the perimeter of garden beds. The ash repels insects and helps protect your garden.
As an alternative to rock salt, sprinkle wood ash on your driveway and walkways to help melt ice. The advantage of using wood ash is that it doesn’t carry the same environmental risks to your garden as salt does.
Just Remember…that you make sure your wood ash is completely cooled before using and/or storing. You’ll want to store your cooled wood ash in a metal container with a lid.
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