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Old coal ashes - any ideas?

Posted by nif_northeasternpa z5 NEPA (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 11, 06 at 10:42

I have an area in my yard that was used to dump ash from a coal stove for many years.

I am trying to remove as much as I can, and add dirt but the ash will always be there.

Any tips on what native groundcover/ plants that will tolerate the ash?

The weeds seem to be doing fine, and there is also a patch of native phlox that has grown there.

Thanks so much!!!

:o) Nif

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RE: Old coal ashes - any ideas?

Don't know if this helps, but my friend dumps her ashes into a compost pile. Can you move the dirt/ashes into a compost pile?

(Just thought I'd pipe up since no one answered.)

Good luck!

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