The main reason for the popularity of sawdust as fertilizer - their relative cheapness, especially in comparison with expensive chemicals or manure. There are several basic methods of application of sawdust in crop production as a means to improve the structure and fertility of the soil.

Sawdust as a mulch material

Add sawdust to the soil helps to make it more friable so as to improve its hygroscopicity and the ability to absorb moisture, and also increases the oxygen content in the fertile layer. The most effective is the addition of sawdust into the soil in the autumn. Sawdust you need to sprinkle a thin uniform layer just before digging the garden. Also sawdust are used for mulch layer in the raspberry or on migratory paths, where they eventually evenly spread through the soil.

Sawdust for the "soft" fertilizer

Soil fertilizer in the cultivation of vegetable crops is often associated with the risk of damaging the root system of plants. To avoid increased concentration of nitrogen containing fertilizers can be spread with sawdust. When soil application of urea, it is diluted with water in ratio of 1:12 and in the resulting solution soaked sawdust in one week. Chemical fertilizers spread in exactly the same way. Before fertilizer bird droppings should be soaked with water and mix with sawdust until a homogeneous dense mass.

With sawdust spread fertilizer in a ring around the base of the stem of the plant. In the periodic watering of the sawdust will gradually give nutrients to the soil, which also helps to save fertilizers and to reduce the frequency of feeding their vegetable crops.

The use of sawdust in combination with compost

Sawdust can be used as a Supplement to beregnoy. Fresh sawdust in a compost pit should not make, much better to give them a weathered and fed with moisture. To do this, the sawdust is Packed in burlap and left under open sky for long time. The supply of sawdust in the bags may remain for several years, their beneficial properties will not diminish. Make sawdust in a compost pit usually in the fall, after the complete or partial purification. Themselves pine shavings do not contain a large number of nutrients, but the composition of the humus they are well drained with topsoil and make the fertilizer more evenly.