Wood Chips Under Deck

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Old 03-21-09, 01:28 PM
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Wood Chips Under Deck

Last fall, I had 2 large stumps ground and to save money I figured I'd dispose of the wood chips myself. I now know what a pain that will be. I'm building a deck this spring and am thinking of just laying the wood/dirt mix on the area where I'll build the deck. Is that going to just invite termites to feast on my newly built deck or will it not matter? Thanks.
 
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Old 03-21-09, 01:41 PM
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They may not feast on the deck..but yes, you will be encouraging them to come to that area. If its near the house..it's a bad idea. Spread them in flower beds away from the house instead.
 
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Old 03-21-09, 07:24 PM
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I agree with GunGuy. Since the wood chips have aged, spread them as mulch. If the chips are large they will be best used on shrub borders.

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