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Posted October 07, 2013 - 09:25 PM

Time to replentish the sawdust bin:

 

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I get the sawdust from Amish sawmills 12-15 miles from home, free or cheap mulch for next years gardens.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 08, 2013 - 05:38 AM

Bet that really helps to have completly weed free mulch :thumbs:



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Posted October 08, 2013 - 07:05 PM

I've used aged sawdust for mulch for 30+ years, holds moisture & controls weeds.  Readily available around here & usually free for the hauling, some places will even load it for me!

 

Today, I did my last (hopefully) trimming for the season.  Need to get some things wrapped up soon, going to see an Orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to see what can be done with my right shoulder.  It's pinching nerves again, never know what part of my arm or hand is going to hurt next.  Need to turn the gardens over yet & grind some garden refuse.   ~~  Lowell


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:47 PM

All the sawdust I have access to has pressure treated and/or particle board polluting it, so no good for garden use. Pretty good for soaking up oil spills, but not much else.  Maybe I should be searching for some though.

 

How well does the sawdust work?  Does it help loosen up clay much?



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Posted November 07, 2013 - 07:05 AM

All the sawdust I have access to has pressure treated and/or particle board polluting it, so no good for garden use. Pretty good for soaking up oil spills, but not much else.  Maybe I should be searching for some though.

 

How well does the sawdust work?  Does it help loosen up clay much?

 

It works very well & price is right (usually free for the hauling).  I prefer Cottonwood & yes, it does help clay soils over time.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 09:07 AM

I have decided that sawdust in the garden is the best thing since sliced bread. I keep using it more every year. The sawmill where I get it charges $5 to load a pickup or semi. I use a rear unloading silage wagon.

 

Years ago I had an area near my house that was covered with the clay subsoil from digging our house basement. It was so bad nothing would grow, not even weeds. I put sawdust about 10" deep, and scattered 100lbs of urea (46-0-0) on a 30'x30' plot and made several passes with the tiller. One year later things would grow, and after 2 years, it was the best dirt on the place.

 

Good luck with the shoulder.

 

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 05:44 PM

More cleanup today!  First, I used the 10 hp Troy-Bilt chipper/shredder to grind up two chipper bags full of leaves.

 

Then the 5 hp Merry Mac to grind the last of the garden waste:

 

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Then the Troy-Bilt again to chip the brush pile.

 

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Yesterday, I put the cab & blower on the 314:

 

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