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Q.Can I Mix Top Soil With Saw Dust To Make A Good Planting Medium(bulbs)??

Zone Jeffersonville, IN 47130 | Anonymous added on April 1, 2024 | Answered

I had an oak tree cut down and the stump ground out. I hauled several wheel barrels of the saw dust away. But there is still plenty there. If I mix soil with the sawdust can it become a good planting medium for bulbs and Peony plants?

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Answered on April 8, 2024

It can but too much organic material in the soil can tie up the nitrogen. You would just need to add additional nitrogen if the plants starting turning light green or yellow. A better use for the sawdust is as mulch for the vegetable or flower garden.

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