Crushed wood, hemp, straw… They talked to us about “reasonable weeding” at the Nevers Flower Day

Crushed wood, hemp, straw… They talked to us about “reasonable weeding” at the Nevers Flower Day
Crushed wood, hemp, straw… They talked to us about “reasonable weeding” at the Nevers Flower Day

Two exhibitors at Flower Day, Saturday May 11, at the Roger-Salengro park in Nevers, talk about sustainable weeding.

To prevent their germination and growth, the gardener must deprive the “weeds” of light. Nicolas Boin, co-manager of Au fil des saison services in Varennes-Vauzelles, talks about mulching: “It is possible to install woven or biodegradable mulching fabric, to plant then we can opt for wood chips from grinding finished on the tarpaulin so that it looks more aesthetically pleasing, or directly on the ground,” he explains. “This helps conserve humidity and limits the growth of weeds.”

Nicolas Boin, co-manager at Au fil des saison, at Flower Day at Roger-Salengro Park. Photo Pierre Destrade

Throughout the seasons, we work with professionals and individuals for creation, maintenance and pruning work, including the shredding of branches. The company does not sell these wood “chips”. “It’s not easy to keep… It’s very rare that we’re asked for it.” All it takes is a little education: “We can leave them on the construction site”.

A wide choice

Christophe Duchezeau, from Sancoins, said he was satisfied with his day. Photo Pierre Destrade

“People often talk to me about it,” notes Christophe Duchezeau, horticulturist in Sancoins (Cher), before mentioning wood chips, but also hemp. “As it degrades, it will turn into humus for next year.” In your vegetable garden, you can also opt for straw, which can be very easy to find for those who live in the countryside… “It will attract birds more than shavings”, he warns, however.

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