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Gardening with Wood Chips

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Gardening with Wood Chips - Provided by eHow
Wood chips help to hold moisture around your plants. Learn about gardening with wood chips from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb", for On gardening. One of a things that we often have in a garden is chips, wood chips. That may be pine nuggets, you may be using cypress mulch, and of course, well many of the cities are using some of this material to. They got re-cling, or recycled wood chips, it's a great idea. You know many cities and counties like the idea of recycling some of their materials. Remember wood chips are going to help hold moisture in around your plants, and that's a good thing. They also help hold some of the nutrients around your plants. And also when you redo it, it tends to make your flower beds and vegetable garden look better, that's another addition to it as well. Many of the wood chips will be of many types of materials. You've seen, we said cypress, red wood. There?s been all kinds of chips that has been used. If it's wood, it's a product, it's probably been ground up at one point or another as a wood chip, as a mulch. And mulch can help hold the moisture around your plants. And by doing so, it should make your botanical buddies healthier and happier. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".