What is the best way to dispose of fireplace wood ashes?

Asked December 1, 2013, 4:01 PM EST

I garden organically and compost much of my plant refuse, but I also know ash should be used sparingly so it doesn't change the soil acidity. What's the best way to dispose of it versus just putting it into the garbage for city collection?

Johnson County Iowa organic gardening wood ash horticulture

1 Response

The soil pH is difficult to change. Uniformly spreading a small amount of ash over a large area, such as a lawn, will not change the soil pH.