Susan Doyon wrote:we are having local tree trimming for the power lines in our area they have about 20 miles to do . I called and made arrangements for them to dump all chips on our property . As we are central to where they will be working and have a large property and room to park they will store the trucks here and dump each night . about 4 loads a day .
I am doing the snoopy happy dance . but now how to best use the chips to defeat the bind weed and rag weed in the garden areas ? and should I put down lime or any thing else before spreading the chips ?
I did an in ground Hugelculture ( sp )a last month and now the top will also get mulched with the chips.
excess that is not used right away will be composted several hundred feet away from the garden ( because they can smell bad as they are decomposing ) I have never had more than i or 2 loads at a time so I am wondering other than a mask while turning the piles what else do I need to think about ?