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1 4th April 07:53
shirley bollinger
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Default How much of what to add to sawdust (have)


I've obtained a bunch of softwood sawdust that I'd like to use as a
mulch. Apparently this will deplete nitrogen. What do I have to add,
and in what amounts, to prevent nitrogen depletion (and any other
unwanted effects)?

Thank you
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2 4th April 07:54
phisherman
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Allow the sawdust to age, uncovered, outdoors for at least 9-10
months. You could sprinkle 34-0-0 over the mound before the aging
process. I use old sawdust for my blueberry plants.
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3 4th April 07:55
bamboo
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Don't worry about nitrogen depletion unless you till the sawdust in.
Better used if the sawdust is aged a bit and doesn't still have a resiny smell.
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4 4th April 07:55
pam - gardengal
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Depends on what you are using it to mulch. The nitrogen depletion occurs
only at the top layer of the soil, so woody plants (trees and shrubs) tend
to be less affected by nitrogen depletion than do perennials and annuals. To
be on the safe side, scratch in some alfalfa or blood meal before you mulch
and you should be fine.

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5 4th April 15:32
svtkate
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Does it not attract Termites, say if up next to the home?

Kate

| "Shirley Bollinger" <valamate@comcast.net> wrote in message | news:muxed.294836$MQ5.227928@attbi_s52...
| > I've obtained a bunch of softwood sawdust that I'd like to use as a
| > mulch. Apparently this will deplete nitrogen. What do I have to add,
| > and in what amounts, to prevent nitrogen depletion (and any other
| > unwanted effects)?
| >
| > Thank you
|
| Depends on what you are using it to mulch. The nitrogen depletion occurs
| only at the top layer of the soil, so woody plants (trees and shrubs) tend
| to be less affected by nitrogen depletion than do perennials and annuals.
To
| be on the safe side, scratch in some alfalfa or blood meal before you
mulch
| and you should be fine.
|
| pam - gardengal
|
|
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6 5th April 00:38
gualtier malde (chuck)
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Default How much of what to add to sawdust


Thank you for your replies. I'll let the sawdust age. Hadn't thought
of that.

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