22nd April 2021
What should you do with your woodfuel ash?
Today is World Earth Day today, and we want to make sure that we are doing our bit to help look after and conserve Planet Earth! Re-using your ash is a great, sustainable way to avoid throwing it in the bin and filling up landfil.
Here are our top uses:
1. Leftover ash can be used as fertiliser in your garden - it makes a great alkaline compost, ideal for vegetables and plants.
2. Ash can be used as pest control to deter slugs and snails! A dusting around your plants will stop them from being eaten.
3. Ash, mixed with a bit of water to form a paste, can be used as a mild abrasive to buff up tarnished metals, clean dirty glass, and even remove adhesives and sticky residue.
4. Similar to baking soda, wood ash can help absorb odours around the house. Try adding a small jar to the fridge to absorb nasty smells!
5. Fight algae - One tablespoon of wood ash for every 4000 litres of water in a pond full of algae can help aquatic plants compete with it.