Posted: 05/12/2014 at 16:36
Put down in spring Frank it will indeed take out nitrogen .......put down now and a fertiliser in spring solves this issue.
I used to apply sawdust ....local timber yard provided as much as I wanted. Not the best mulch really but when applied in spring growth was poor. Better when used in autumn.
But agree with differing opinions about mulching. As long as a mulch is applied to condition the soil I'm not really sure the timing is too critical. As already said, I like the look of mulched soil throughout the dormant season.