Once the fire is completed, most people would remove the cooled off ashes and dispose it. What most people may not be aware of is that, wood ashes can actually be very useful!
Did you know that wood ashes can…
Act as a Natural Pest Repellent?
It’s true… wood ashes can actually keep slugs and snails away from your flowers, lettuce and vegetables. Simply sprinkle and spread the ashes evenly around your flower bed, patio or where ever you grow your lettuce and you will begin to notice that the ashes will act like a pest repellent.
Please note: Avoid using paper ash, coal or multi-fuel leftover ashes.
Good for Melting Ice and Snow
The perfect combination in winter.
If your driveway is icy, you can use some of your wood-burning firewood ashes to melt the ice off. The good thing about it is that unlike salt it will not ruin the ground or your soil. Give it a go!
Cleans your Stove Glass Windows
All you need to do is rub a little bit of wood ash to a damp sponge and start cleaning your stove glass window with it. It will remove away all the sooty residue and smoke.
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