Wood Ash to Suppress Grass?

  • Wood Ash to Suppress Grass?

    Posted by Vita007 on December 9, 2022 at 11:48 am

    I know some people weed wack or even put RoundUp under their electric fence lines to keep the grass down. Would wood ash suppress grass/weeds under the fence line? Would their be unintended negative consequences?

    Dawn-Dreamer replied 1 year, 5 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • BiggKidd

    Member
    December 9, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Wood ash generally promotes the growth of things, it’s full of good stuff.

  • Carter

    Member
    December 9, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    I don’t think it would suppress the grass growth. Ashes are good to put on gardens and around trees etc

  • Dawn-Dreamer

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    I’m brand new to this lifetime dream. It may not be a farm in the country, but a 1/4 my beloved and I can handle together in our 69’s is such a blessing. So this idea may or may not help it’s just an idea to avoid poisons. The sheets of weed barrier, that you coul cut into 8” for 4 on each side held down with those yard staples Orr pea rocks if you have the money for the extra aesthetics I think that would be affordable as I have seen some homesteaders use that in their gardens to thwart weeds. I am on who loves what Abba Father plants in my yard for me often considered weeds, they make great wild salads and nutritious smoothies too.

  • crightonfamilyfarm

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 4:13 am

    There is not a set rule 12 hens to one rooster. Different breeds and each rooster are unique. 6-8 hens is a good rule to start with. If you notice a hen being favored or the rooster over mating then you know you need to add more or switch out roosters. Some roosters just think that is all they need to do. Other roosters do their job protecting the hens and keeping them in line and happy. I have raised and bred rare breeds for quite awhile.

    As far as clipping you will likely need to do it several times a year or use netting over the fenced area or run.

  • Dawn-Dreamer

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks bunches for getting back to me so soon. As I am new to animal and plant husbandry I’ve been thankful for the info on YouTube but am thrilled to have this community I learned about yesterday from Deep South HomesteadAgain I thank you for taking time to help me.

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