Do Woodchips Make Soil Acidic, or Take Nitrogen from the Soil?

Questions about the effect of woodchips on soil arise with every generation of new gardeners. People know that woodchips in compost need a lot of nitrogen to break down, so they wonder if woodchip mulch could steal nitrogen from the soil underneath? Likewise, the sap-juices of most trees, released when the tree is freshly chipped… Continue reading Do Woodchips Make Soil Acidic, or Take Nitrogen from the Soil?

Trees for Clay Soils

This is a reasonably long list of the trees that like growing on heavy clay soil. We don’t grow all of them, this is intended to be a reference for garden projects big & small – don’t say we never treat you! But if any are of interest, please do look at our list of… Continue reading Trees for Clay Soils

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