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Q.Heavy, Not Very Good Soil In Garden

Sarah Reynolds added on August 31, 2022 | Answered

Would putting some small chips into the hole before I plant my shrubs in the garden, would this be beneficial?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on August 31, 2022

I would choose something else to amend the soil with. There is an array of problems that you must overcome when amending with wood chips. Not that they don't make a good amendment, but it takes quite a bit of time and effort for this to work into the soil and become usable.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/compost-as-soil-amendment.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/improving-garden-soil.htm

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