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May 01, Mulching with organic materials, such as pine bark, pine needles, leaves, hay, wood chips, sawdust or other organic materials is very beneficial for soil health.

Well-maintained mulch can help control weeds, and keep soil cool, loose and uniformly moist.

Use caution if purchasing fresh sawdust as it can pull nitrogen out of the soil as it breaks down, making it unavailable to plants for their use.

Mulch should be 4 inches to 6 inches deep and cover a 4-foot band of soil centered on a blueberry plant row. For a moment, sawdust and wood shavings can prove to be a little harsh on the blueberry plants when they are still young due to the presence of tannins. As such, wood chips are the next best thing to go for because blueberries have shallow roots and do best with mulch that can conserve moisture as well as build organic material at the same takedownshrub.pwted Reading Time: 8 mins.

Jun 07, Apply in a layer 2 – 3” deep around the plants, keeping wood chips a few inches away from the base of the blueberry bushes to avoid fungal diseases.

Sawdust is one of the best materials to use as mulch around blueberry bushes. The best sawdust to use is pine sawdust due to its slightly acidic nature; this will help maintain the acidic soil pH preferred by the takedownshrub.pwted Reading Time: 6 mins.

Can you use cedar mulch for blueberries? Blueberries have dense, shallow roots and do best with inches of mulch over the roots to conserve moisture, prevent weeds and build organic matter. Do not use bark, sawdust or bagged mulch from cedar or redwood trees which has tannins which may harm the young plants. Sep 21, Never use grass clippings around blueberry bushes because this can increase the temperature of the roots too dramatically and may damage them.

Some other organic compost material may not be beneficial for blueberry bushes due to the possibility that these mulches may raise the pH content of the soil over Kathryn Hatter.

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