of Rhode Island GreenShare Factsheets
A safe rate of wood ash application for a garden or lawn
area is twenty pounds per thousand square feet (one five-gallon
pail full of wood ash). Twenty pounds of wood ash is equivalent
to six pounds of ground limestone per thousand square feet.
If the soil is in the proper pH range, this rate of application
is considered appropriate for yearly treatments. The wood application
also supplies potassium to the soil. Be sure to mix the wood
ash into the soil thoroughly.
It is important to have your soil
tested at least once every two years in order to accurately
gauge the requirements
of your specific soil(s). Refer to the GreenShare
Factsheet on soil testing for more information on soil
Adapted from George W.
Hamilton, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension,
are poisonous! Read and follow all safety precautions on labels.
Handle carefully and store in original containers out of reach
of children, pets or livestock. Dispose of empty containers
immediately, in a safe manner and place. Pesticides should never
be stored with foods or in areas where people eat.
When trade names are used for identification, no product endorsement
is implied, nor is discrimination intended against similar materials.
Be sure that the pesticide you intend to use is registered for
the state of use.
The user of this information assumes all risk for personal injury
or property damage.
information, call the URI CE Gardening and Food Safety Hotline
at 1-800-448-1011 or (401)874-2929 from outside Rhode Island;
Monday-Thursday between 9 am and 2 pm.
of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension provides equal program