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Good management can help your vegetable garden grow

...and then hand-weed or hoe closer to the plants.After weeding, place a few inches of pine straw, wheat straw, old wood chips or other mulch material around your plants to help conserve moisture and keep weeds away.You can go even further in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-07-10/good-management-can-
Banjo-B-Que contestants cook up good time at music festival

...clock, Jim Burg grilled chicken to perfection on his wood chip grill as time ticked away on the final day of the Papa...until right about now," Burg said as he dropped more wood chips into his grill. "You're always going to have butterflies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-24/banjo-b-que-contestants-cook
Sid Mullis: Tree stumps from storm debris offer alternative to buying mulch

...There are usually concerns about putting out fresh wood chips. Diseases on the wood could be transferred to ornamental...fresh chips tying up nitrogen during decomposition. Wood chips have a high carbon to nitrogen ratio and they can cause...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-03/sid-mullis-tree-stumps-storm-debris
Mountains of tree debris to be converted to wood chips

...soon be replaced by huge piles of wood chips.Jared Moskowitz, the general counsel...exist."What happens next with the wood chips is up to the city, which hasn't...Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, said wood chips can be recycled as mulch, sold to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-26/mountains-tree-debris-be-conv
Plants love eating organic

...SIMPLIFYSpreading an inch of compost or a few inches of leaves, wood chips or other organic mulch each year will usually provide...informal flowers and wildflowers; any organic mulch, from wood chips to straw to pine needles, will suffice. Over the years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-05-01/plants-love-eating-o
Augusta gets passing grade on pollution

...Air quality has also been helped by a number of industry initiatives, DeCamp said. An example is Savannah River Site's converting an old coal-fired steam plant into one that burns wood chips, greatly reducing its emissions, he said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-30/augusta-gets-passing-grade-p
Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

...natural controls (such as insect-eating insects)."I don't add fertilizers. I don't use pesticides. I use a wood chip mulch, which provides habitat for beneficial insects like predacious ground beetles that may eat slugs and slug eggs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-04-17/benign-neglect-garde
Company uses storm debris to make power

...make some. Ameresco Inc. has a "biomass cogeneration" facility at Savannah River Site. That's code for "we burn wood chips and shredded tires to make electricity." It fits in the realm of environmentally friendly energy because the trees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-04-16/company-use
Young Jordan Spieth armed with confidence for Masters debut

...Phil's putt to win his first one," Spieth said. "Moments like that. It's hard to remember past that."The Tiger Woods chip-in was in 2005, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of Phil Mickelson's 18-foot birdie putt on the final...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/young-jordan-spieth-armed-confidence-maste
How to pick the right mulch

...materials from which to choose:? Shredded bark, wood chips and shavings. Easy to spread and long-lasting, but...quickly and return some nutrients to the soil.? Treated wood chips, charcoal and ash - especially barbeque briquettes and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-29/how-pick-right-mulch