Trying to move in a different direction with mulch this year. In previous years, I've used some stuff made at the landfill, but some pieces are quite large at times. It consists of green waste of all types and sometimes a piece of plastic now and then, but at $5/yd, can't beat the price. When the season is over, I usually rake up all the large pieces of wood that haven't broken down and till the rest into the soil.
The same landfill has logs ground into chips to 1/2" for $18/yd, but I've read a lot about wood chips robbing my veggies of Nitogen. If I till this into the soil at the end of the season, do you think it will break down enough by the time I re-compost and plant the next spring.
I still get the compost they sell for $12/yd. Should I just MULCH with more compost of 2" thick..
What about straw? Is it competitively priced to these prices and coverage?
Here are my needs -- water saving, price, soil conditioning, ease of clean up after season( would love to till in), the dog and cat not carrying it into the house.
Pretty much for just veggies and maybe some flowers/herbs.
Here's the site from the landfill for more info.
Here is a link that might be useful: San Diego Miramar Greenery