Susan Wakeman wrote:I often hear that one should not put on too much woodchips, as they acidify soil.
I wonder if this is true - we use a lot of all kinds of ramial wood chips and the plants are doing great. We don't turn them under.
Can anybody tell me which research this statement is based on?
S Bengi wrote:
I will say that if you bury woodchip it will create an explosion of fungi soil life, and they will out-compete the plant roots and "stunt" the plant.
To avoid this "over-population" of fungi and plant "stunting" don't bury the woodchip only lay it on top of the soil as in regular mulching.