Harm/Benefits Of Spreading My Dogs Ashes On Landscape?

Q: Can ashes from my beloved dog be scattered in my landscape? Is there any benefit or harm to the plants? 

A: There will be no direct harm to your plants from scattering the ashes around them. But there might be an indirect benefit if you frequently visit the area to remember your friend. You will be able to spot and deal with small landscape problems before they grow large. Your plants will be healthier and you can credit your canine companion for it.