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LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137

Last autumn I covered my garden in a bark chippings mulch, for frost protection, now I expect it will have take all the nitrogen out of the soil, will a 7- 7 - 7 provide enough nitrogen for general flower beds or will it need something stronger?

Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    Hi Lyn, while sawdust and similar woody matter does take nitrogen from the soil as it composts down, the good news is that bark chippings take many years to rot, so they won't have taken much nitrogen out of your soil in such a short space of time.image 

    I think a general balanced fertiliser like that will be just fine.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137

    Thank you both very much for the quick answers.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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