Can I use wood chips as mulch?
I just recieved a huge truckload of wood chips from the city and I'm wondering if it is okay to use it as mulch. I was told that they may attract ants to my garden. Do ants eat your vegies? Are there any other reasons I shouldn't use the wood chips in my garden? I have about 300 sq. ft. to cover, so I'm hoping the wood chips will work fine. Also I'm going to use wood chips to cover my back porch where the land is eroding from the cement. I would like to build up the soil about 6 inches and put the wood chips on top of that. Can I just throw down a bunch of organic materials and then throw down the wood chips?