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Q.Wood Chip Depth – What Is Recommended.

Zone 90 miles north of Toronto ON | Anonymous added on April 17, 2022 | Answered

We have covered our backyard in wood chips around the various shrubs and trees. With a burst of exuberance, the coverage amounts to about 6 inches. I now fear that his depth will absorb all the rainfall, it will dry during sunny days, absorb new rainfalls and kill the surrounding trees and shrubs. Am I correct?

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Answered on April 17, 2022

Two to three inches is usually recommended. More than that can attract rodents, compact soil, cause diseases, and water-log soil.


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