Bonnie Bassett
Bonnie Bassett
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Asked on Jul 13, 2013

Mulching with wood uses up the nitrogen in the soil

Bonnie BassettDouglas Hunt

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how much nitrogen needs to be added to a perennial garden when mulching with pine wood chips?
2 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 13, 2013

    According to Ohio State University, Bonnie, "Mulches derived from the bark of mature softwood trees, such as cypress and pine, are quite resistant to decomposition by microbes and thus have little effect on nutrient availability."

  • Bonnie Bassett
    on Jul 14, 2013

    that is good news ty Douglas! :)

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