Can I use sawdust/wood shavings as part of my mulch?
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You can use this as mulch; however, it's best to allow it to sit for awhile before applying, as fresh sawdust/wood shavings can get quite hot and burn plants. They may also take up a lot of nitrogen from the soil. Once it's been sitting for at least a month or so, it should be fine to use and will eventually break down into the soil, making a great soil enricher.