Asked by: Reza Kochasked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
Is sawdust good for a vegetable garden?
Also, is sawdust good for my garden?
Sawdust has much more exposed surface area than wood chips do, so incorporating fresh sawdust into soil is not a good idea chemically (because of nitrogen tie-up) or physically (the mixture won't hold water worth a flip). But sawdust makes a spectacular mulch for perennial crops.
Additionally, is sawdust good for anything? Sawdust is highly absorbent, which makes it great at soaking up oil, grease, and gasoline spills in the garage or on the driveway.
One may also ask, how do I use sawdust in my garden?
Sweep it between the cracks and crevices of concrete sidewalks and in between stepping stones to help prevent weeds from popping through. Mulch With It: Sawdust has an acidifying effect on the soil, and is a good choice for mulching around acid-loving plants like conifers, blueberries, strawberries and rhododendrons.
Is cedar sawdust good for gardens?
Cedar Benefits Both varieties perform well in gardens and landscapes, lasting longer than such other organic mulches as straw and sawdust. As the cedar eventually decomposes, it adds nutrients to the soil. Thuja cedar also emits thujone and other chemicals, which can keep away moths, beetles, ants and cockroaches.