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Pierce18-Mar-07 12:23 PM EST 5a   
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Subject: Saw dust for mulch?
From: Pierce
Zone: 5a
Date: 18-Mar-07 12:23 PM EST

I was just wondering, Can i use saw dust (Big sawdust from sawmills or chainsaw) for mulch? Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Pierce

Subject: RE: Saw dust for mulch?
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 18-Mar-07 09:59 PM EST

Fresh sawdust, like woodchips, will consume a lot of nitrogen from your soil as it starts to break down. Either add a lot of nitrogen rich fertilizer (like blood meal...... phew) to counteract it or compost it for a year before using it on your beds.

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