Building Garden Soil With Wood Mulch

In the short term (two years), wood mulch can potentially lower soil fertility, but in the long term their value in building garden soil is beyond question.



building garden soil - wood mulch
By providing food for fungi, wood mulch builds garden soil by increasing levels of organic matter in your garden beds.
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mushrooms in wood chips
One of the best wood decomposing fungi — king stropharia — produces edible mushrooms.
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wood chipper
If you have lots of trees to tend on your property, you may want to buy a chipper-shredder and make your own soil-building mulches.
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