March and Ash Benefits

March and Ash is a customer-focused cannabis establishment that believes everyone deserves a comfortable, confident experience. The company has locations in Mission Valley, City Heights, Vista and Imperial Valley.

Pyroclastic flows are characterized by their high temperature and velocities. They are heavier and travel along the ground, creating a basal flow; above that is an overriding cloud of gas and particles called a ground surge.

It’s a Natural Pesticide

Ash trees provide a number of benefits to communities, including shade and lowering stormwater runoff. Their decline is also affecting ecosystems. EAB has killed hundreds of millions of them nationwide, and Tree Equity works to help replace them with tolerant species.

Volcanic ash has been shown to have direct insecticidal effects in laboratory exposure bioassays, such as contact toxicity against Oryzaephilus surinamensis (L.) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) in both epigeous and hypogeous larvae. It has also been demonstrated to affect mating behavior in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus (De Geer) by reducing dehydration tolerance.

Finely sifted hardwood ash can be used as a natural fungicide and insecticide by raising your soil pH levels and discouraging bud rot in the grow cycle before harvest. Additionally, the abrasive texture of ash deters chewing insects when dusted on certain crops. The alkalinity of ash also neutralizes excess soil acidity.

It’s a Natural Fertilizer

A natural fertilizer is any material that relies on plant, mineral or animal sources for its nutrients. These include bone meal, blood meal, fish meal, kelp meal, compost, poultry or horse manure (aged), greensand and rock phosphate. Natural fertilizers often provide micro nutrients as well, in addition to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

Wood ash is an excellent source of potassium, calcium and trace minerals. However, it’s important to only use wood ashes that have not been treated with chemicals, as traces of those chemicals can leach into the soil and raise its pH.

When using any type of natural fertilizer, it is important to follow the application rate and soil test recommendations on the product label. Over-fertilizing can result in nutrient deficiencies, imbalanced soil pH and even plant burn. Also, it is best to apply natural fertilizers in the spring for the greatest benefit. This allows them to break down and provide nutrients throughout the season.

It’s a Natural Ice Melter

If you are in an area where the temperature gets very cold, your fireplace ashes can be used as a natural ice melt. Ashes provide traction for walking and driving on icy surfaces, and the dark color helps to absorb sunlight and speed up the melting process of ice and snow. In addition to ash, you can also use other natural de-icers such as wood ashes, sand, non-clumping clay-based kitty litter and used coffee grounds.

To speed up the process, mix vegetation- and pet-safe ethylene glycol de-icers such as Safe Paw Ice Melter or calcium magnesium acetate de-icers such as Snow Joe Melt with your fireplace ashes to maximize the melting power of this DIY de-icer. It’s always best to test your ice melter before using it on your driveway, sidewalk or street to ensure your safety.

March and Ash is committed to creating a sustainable cannabis industry with a focus on community outreach, education and giving back. We have established a wide variety of partnerships that drive consumer awareness, help craft laws and regulations and directly benefit our local communities.

It’s a Natural Lawn Fertilizer

Unlike chemical fertilizers, natural lawn fertilizers do not release harmful chemicals into the soil. These organic products also improve the quality of the soil over time, fostering healthy grass growth. Moreover, these fertilizers are not as harmful to the environment and do not leach into groundwater.

Natural lawn fertilizers are often made up of slow-release sources of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Examples include alfalfa, cottonseed meal, fish emulsion, poultry manure, compost, rock phosphate and seaweed. These ingredients provide the three essential macronutrients to grass, promoting steady blade growth and a rich green color.

If your yard suffers from yellowing grass, look for a natural fertilizer with a high N-P-K ratio. The package should also list if it contains iron, which is essential for a vibrant lawn. You can also make your own lawn fertilizer with a few simple ingredients. Simply mix Epsom salt and molasses in a 1:1 ratio. Dilute the solution in 5 gallons of chlorine-free water and spray it on your yard.