Does it not attract Termites, say if up next to the home?
| > I've obtained a bunch of softwood sawdust that I'd like to use as a
| > mulch. Apparently this will deplete nitrogen. What do I have to add,
| > and in what amounts, to prevent nitrogen depletion (and any other
| > unwanted effects)?
| > Thank you
| Depends on what you are using it to mulch. The nitrogen depletion occurs
| only at the top layer of the soil, so woody plants (trees and shrubs) tend
| to be less affected by nitrogen depletion than do perennials and annuals.
| be on the safe side, scratch in some alfalfa or blood meal before you
| and you should be fine.
| pam - gardengal