Mulch Guide - Wood Shavings

Mulch Guide - Wood Shavings

Appearance: Fair
Insulation: Fair
Cost: Low
Thickness: 2-3 in.
Weed Control: Fair
Water Penetration: Good
Moisture Retention: Fair
Decomposition Speed: Very rapid; will use up soil nitrogen
Comments: Hardwood shavings are better than pine or spruce. Chips or sawdust make better mulch.

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