Here's the deal. We bought 16 acres in northeastern California last spring. There are some pines but lots of sage brush. I've cleared an area for a garden and was wondering if I were to burn all the brush in the garden area would that be to much ash? The current soil has lots of heavy grit sand mixed in it. Garden won't be planted until next year. Wanted to have a bonfire this spring. Was thinking that the winter rain and snow would thin it out some. Would appreciate any opinions.