In pest control, everyone chooses proven methods. The main thing is that this is not just a novelty, but an environmentally friendly way to get an excellent harvest. One of these methods is the use of ash as an organic fertilizer. This method of fighting is good because it is performed in the winter, that is, at the time when the ash is formed when using fuel peat in your heating season and it can immediately be used when there is less work in the garden and garden.
The ash is sieved through a fine sieve. In February, ash is scattered in the snow under shrubs and trees. They are poured with a layer of about 0.5 cm under the bushes within their crown, and under the trees within a radius of one meter. Part of the ash falls on the branches and bifurcations of the bushes, but there will be no harm from this, but only benefit. Do this to combat diseases and pests of shrubs and trees.
It is known that the causative agents of diseases (powdery mildew, anthracnose of currants and gooseberries, scab of apple trees and others) are fungi wintering on fallen leaves, dried fruits. In the upper layers, gooseberry and currant sawflies winter at a depth of about 10 cm; raspberry beetles and their larvae and other garden pests winter in the soil under raspberry bushes.
In spring, in March, snow melts and dissolves the ash, the solution is absorbed into the soil and kills still weak fungi, pest larvae, and young bugs.
At the same time, wood ash fertilizes the soil in the garden.
Using this method of combating diseases of shrubs and trees, you can increase the yield of berries and avoid the cost of pesticides.
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