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The Official Landscape Company

of Mystic Seaport

Landscape Services
Design, Installation, Maintenance

Lawn Care Services
Mowing, Trimming, and Organic Lawn Care

Stonework Services
Patios, Walls, Walks

Tree Care Services
Installation, Pruning & Removal

Special Announcement

Sprigs & Twigs has been designated an essential business and we are open, in accordance with CT Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Order 7H, dated March 20, 2020.

Welcome to Sprigs & Twigs

Founded in 1997, Sprigs & Twigs, Inc. is an award-winning leader in the creation and care of beautiful outdoor living spaces throughout southeastern Connecticut, southern Rhode Island and surrounding communities. We are stewards of our environment specializing in organic and eco-friendly land care.

New Book from Sprigs & Twigs

Sprigs & Twigs is pleased to announce our first book which includes our favorite "Ask the Landscape Professional" articles. Order one today for someone special, or yourself!

Learn more about landscaping and caring for your plants, trees, and lawn by getting our book, The Best of Ask The Landscape Professional

The Best of Ask The Landscape Professional

  • Over 200 of your gardening questions answered
  • Organized in an easy to use 3 ring binder
  • An invaluable reference guide
  • A real treasure to give to that special gardener on your List (or yourself)!
  • $39-95 + tax = $42.48 + shipping and handling. It can also be picked up at our Gales Ferry Office

For more information, download the flyer for this book.

To Order Your Copy
To order this book, you can use the PayPal Buy Now option below or contact Robin at Sprigs & Twigs by calling (860) 235-0752.

Ask The Landscape Professional

"Ask The Landscape Professional" is a weekly series by Master Gardener Linda K. Lillie, President and Senior Designer at Sprigs & Twigs. It is published weekly in The Day and other regional newspapers covering a variety of Landscape, Maintenance, Lawn Care, and Tree Care topics.

QUESTION:
How do fireplace ashes affect lawn growth? Do they fertilize or change the pH in a favorable way? Or are they harmful? Charlie

ANSWER:
Thank you for a great question. Let me begin my answer by setting the stage with an explanation of pH which I've written about previously. Acidity is measured by a term called pH which is represented by a number scale from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral; pH below 7 is acidic and pH above 7 is basic (or alkaline). Wood ash contains lots of micronutrients which are good for the soil, but also lots of calcium. Calcium causes the wood ash from fireplaces and stoves to be highly alkaline with pH 9 an...  (read more)

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Effects of Ashes on Soil
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