Are Ornamental Wood Chips Often Placed in Flower Beds?

Ornamental wood chips of various types, pine bark, pine nuggets, pine straw, compost and other organic mulches, benefit flower beds by eliminating weeds, regulating soil temperature, conserving water and adding nutrients as they decompose.

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Marie Roberts is a freelance writer based in north central Florida. She has a B.S. in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida. Roberts began writing in 2002 and is published in the "Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society."