What gardener couldn’t benefit from free wood chips? Just imagine what you could do with an unlimited supply of mulch for your yard and garden. Even at its lowest price around $2.50 a bag for mulch, it still would put a significant dent on your pocket if you tried to fill up your entire garden with it. It becomes so expensive that the average person wouldn’t even bother.
Why are wood chips so beneficial?
Even if you’re not familiar with the Back to Eden method of gardening, you should at least be aware that wood chips or mulch help keep the soil moist, breaks down into compost and adds nutrients to the soil, and discourages weeds – it’s a triple threat! A layer of mulch conserves water, but it doesn’t trap it in unwanted areas, it keeps moisture available in the soil where your plants need it most: near the roots.
Where should you use wood chips and where shouldn’t you use them?
- Wood chips can be used as a mulch layer that you spread on top of your soil after your crops have been planted and are at least a few inches tall. Tomatoes love wood chips!
- You can also place several inches of wood chips around fruit trees, berry bushes and raised beds.
- You can place them directly on the ground in places where you want to create walkways in your garden or simply want to discourage weed growth.
- You should AVOID placing wood chips directly up against your home, to reduce the risk of inviting termites. (If you use wood chips near your home, be sure to get regular termite treatments, but it’s totally worth it!)
Free wood chips are easier to get than you think!
So how can you get a free and potentially unlimited supply of wood chips that could take your garden to the next level?
Watch the video to find out how a quick chat with a tree trimming company turned into so many loads of wood chips that we had to eventually turn them away! You can try the same strategy and reap the same benefits. Try it and let us know how it works out for you!