A solid "blanket" of wood waste mulch will keep weeds down.
PHOTO: ALDEN STAHR
The wood chips spread between the rows of this berry patch will also help the soil stay cool and moist.
If you have a lot of territory to cover, consider using a manure spreader to strew the soil helper on your fields.
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!
"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.