McNaughts Transport is a leading provider of responsibly sourced woodchips, ideal for use as animal bedding, garden mulch, and in landscaping design. Contact Us to learn more about our woodchip products and services.

What Are Woodchips Used For?

Garden woodchips are a versatile organic material used in many agricultural applications. They provide comfortable and absorbent bedding for livestock, retain moisture in soil, suppress weed growth, and add aesthetic value to landscaping. Certain woodchip varieties offer additional benefits, such as pest resistance. 

Other Agricultural Products For You

Aside from woodchip mulch, McNaughts offers a range of other agricultural products, including hay, a nutritious staple feed for many farm animals, and cotton trash*, an excellent source of organic matter that can be used for mulching and soil improvement. Looking for something else? Explore our full range of agricultural products, including granular fertilizers, gypsum for soil, biofertilizer, and more. For enquiries about any of our products or services, including our woodchips, don’t hesitate to Contact Us. Our team of experts is always on hand to provide assistance and advice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of woodchip mulch you need will depend on the area you wish to cover and the depth of mulch required. As a general rule of thumb, woodchip mulch should be applied at a depth of around 5-10 cm. To calculate the amount of woodchip mulch required, multiply the length by the width of the area to be covered. Then, multiply this number by the desired depth to calculate the total cubic meters required. 

Woodchips provide numerous benefits for soil. They act as a protective layer, reducing soil erosion and moderating soil temperature, helping to prevent evaporation and maintaining moisture levels. As they break down, they release nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that are essential for plant growth. The decomposition process also promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms that help to break down organic matter in the soil, improving soil structure and increasing water retention. They also suppress weed growth, reducing the need for harmful chemical herbicides.

The longevity of woodchips depends on various factors such as the type of wood, the size of the chips, and the environmental conditions they are exposed to. Generally, hardwood varieties such as redgum chips can last for up to two years, while softwood varieties can last for around a year. The rate at which woodchips break down is influenced by factors such as soil moisture, temperature, and the presence of microorganisms that facilitate decomposition. While woodchips will eventually break down and add organic matter to the soil, it is generally recommended to replace them every 1-2 years to maintain their benefits for plant growth and soil health.