The wood chips spread between the rows of this berry patch will also help the soil stay cool and moist.
A solid "blanket" of wood waste mulch will keep weeds down.
PHOTO: ALDEN STAHR
If you have a lot of territory to cover, consider using a manure spreader to strew the soil helper on your fields.
"Tree trimmin's"do borrow nitrogen from the soil, but you can solve this problem by combining wood bits with some nitrogen-heavy horse manure.
This truck is NOT unloading wood waste at the world's most heavily mulched garden. It's stacking bark chips for "aging" at a wood-wise sawmill!