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Is burning leaves good for the soil?
Last Updated: 11th April, 2020
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Beside this, is Burning good for soil?
Burning controls weeds and pests, and improvesyields in the season after burning. On the other hand, theagricultural researcher says that, over the long-term,burning destroys the soil. It causes increasedsoil erosion; it kills beneficial soil organisms, andeventually causes lower yields.
Secondly, what to do with ashes from burning leaves? Unlike ashes, you can't use flames any place except in thefireplace.
- Use wood ashes to:
- De-skunk pets. A handful rubbed on Fido's coat neutralizes thelingering odor.
- Hide stains on paving.
- Enrich compost.
- Block garden pests.
- Melt ice.
- Control pond algae.
- Pump up tomatoes.
Herein, do burnt leaves make good fertilizer?
Dead leaves can also become an ingredient in agood compost, which is better than chemicalfertilizer. Compost nourishes plants, preserves moisture inthe soil, helps spread fertilizer, facilitates weeding,attracts worms and helps prevent diseases.
Can I burn my leaves?
Burning leaves means watching perfectly goodnatural nutrients go up in smoke. It is not legal in some cities,so be sure to check your local ordinances beforeburning. Keep your piles small and manageable, addingleaves as the pile burns down.