28 Jul THE POWER OF ASH IN YOUR GARDEN
Whether you’re sitting back and enjoying a braai with the family or warming up around the fire, those flames can keep us going during winter! But what to do with all the leftover ash? Believe it or not, ash is a time-tested ingredient that can work wonders for your garden and lawn’s health and vibrancy.
Let’s explore the benefits of ash and how to use it in your garden to elevate your green space!
FERTILISE TO FLOURISH
Packed with potassium, phosphorous, calcium, and other essential minerals, ash acts as a natural fertiliser, nourishing your garden with the nutrients it craves. By harnessing the power of ash, you can create a thriving ecosystem where your plants and lawn flourish thanks to ash’s ability to enrich soil!
BALANCING SOIL PH
Maintaining the optimal pH level of your soil is crucial for the health and success of your garden. The alkaline properties of ash can work wonders in balancing soil acidity, especially in regions where acidic soils prevail. By incorporating ash into your gardening routine, you can restore harmony to your garden’s soil. Get ready to sit back and watch your garden bloom!
NATURALLY REPEL UNWANTED GUESTS
In the quest for a pest-free garden, ash emerges as a formidable ally. Its abrasive texture acts as a deterrent for crawling insects and pests, protecting your precious plants from any unwanted pests. Ash is also excellent at combating fungal infections and diseases that often plague gardens.
HOW TO USE ASH IN YOUR GARDEN
When it comes to incorporating ash into your landscaping routine, there are a few practical suggestions to consider. If you plan to use ash as a soil amendment, sprinkle a thin layer of ash onto your garden beds and gently work it into the soil to enhance its fertility and nutrient content. Ash can be a valuable composting companion! Integrating it into your compost pile will accelerate decomposition and enrich the resulting compost with essential minerals. To repel pests and keep them at bay, sprinkle a protective ring of ash around any vulnerable plants. To help control diseases, dust some ash onto leaves and stems to help ward off fungal infections, ensuring the continued health and vitality of your beloved plants.
Follow these tips to help maximise the benefits of ash in your garden and promote a thriving and beautiful ecosystem in your garden. Plus, it’ll give you one more reason to braai!
TIP: Remember, when using ash in your garden, burn only clean wood. Avoid chemically treated wood like pressure-treated, stained, or painted wood. If you wouldn’t braai with it, don’t use it in your garden!
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