Wood Chips and Blueberries

Asked April 4, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

I put wood chips on 7 acres of Elliott blueberries last fall. Should I Weedbadger these chips prior to spring weed sprays?

Alpena County Michigan blueberries mulch herbicides blueberry weed control horticulture

1 Response

I won't. One of the purposes of the wood chips is to suppress weeds and if you stir up the mulch and mix with the soil you are removing that blanket. I suggest you apply your weed sprays to the top of the wood chips. I also suggest that you continue to apply wood chips every 2-3 years and do that after you apply your pre-emergent herbicides in the planting row.