8 BENEFICIAL REASONS FOR USING WOOD CHIPS IN YOUR GARDEN
The usefulness : why do we apply wood chips?
1 – To regulate the temperature of the soil around the roots of the plants
2 – To prolong the effect of rain / watering by retaining moisture
3 – It reduces weed growth
4 – To feed the soil as the chips decompose
5 – Wood Chips will prevent mud from splashing on walls when watering pots and flowerbeds
6 – It will create and habitat for beneficial organisms, such as fungi, bacteria, earthworms
7 – Wood Chips do not tie up nitrogen, if not mixed into soil – in fact it will release nitrogen during the decomposition process, which will benefit the plants.
8 – Last but not least, it is visually attractive!
It is absolutely perfect for pots, flowerbeds, around trees and on Footpaths.
THE METHOD : HOW TO USE WOOD CHIPS?
HOW TO APPLY:
Spread a layer of around 15 cm, on top of the soil.
Do not mix into the soil.
If applied around a tree, keep a small radius of around 15 cm free around the trunk, as excess moisture could damage the bark.
N.B: tree roots spread as far as the leaf circumference, so ideally the woodchips should be applied to that same circumference.
WHEN TO APPLY:
Ideally in early september, before the hot season (in Mauritius).
The beneficial effects should last about 4 months, so a new layer should be added in january, to cover the hot and rainy months.
where to find wood chips in mauritius?
We sell our Wood Chips on our farm in Chamarel.
Even if our bags are made in 100% recycled plastic, we offer a greener alternative via Bulk Sales and delivery of Wood Chips. You can count approx 1,200 Litres for 1 full 4×4 trunk.
We deliver in the Center and the West Coast of the island.
Contact us to enquire about prices and delivery fees and order your Wood Chips directly with us.
You can also avoid delivery fees and come with your own 4×4. Chamarel is beautiful to visit, any time of the year!
If you live around other parts of the island, find a reseller nearby by clicking on the button below. You will find our Wood Chips in bags of 30L or 50L.