FIREPLACE WOOD ASH - Knowledgebase Question

Seattle, Wa
Question by frankbooks
March 3, 2010
What does cultivating fireplace wood ash into your soil do? What plants, and do lawns like wood ash?

Thank you

Answer from NGA
March 3, 2010


You can spread small amounts of wood ash in your garden and on your lawn without harm to existing or future plants. Wood ashes are a good source of the minerals potash and calcium. You can use up to 25 pounds of ashes over a 1000 square foot area every 2-3 years without upsetting the balance of nutrients in your soil.

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