Several years ago, we had to have an ash tree in our yard cut down. We asked the arborist to chip the smaller branches, and we used those wood chips in our garden to mulch the paths. A year later, we discovered the documentary, Back to Eden, about Paul Gautschi and his method of wood chip gardening.
We were intrigued, and as I looked at the paths in our garden I noticed that as the wood chips mulch was decomposing, the soil was becoming black and gorgeous. We’ve been mulching our garden with hay, leaves, and grass clippings for many years, but thought that it might be worth experimenting with garden wood chips.Continue Reading