Woodchips or Grass
I have a 50' by 75' back lawn which I mow only a few times a season. Over 12 years I have never fetilized the area and I have allowed most anything to grow there. I have enjoyed seeing many tiny weedy plants that most people with manicured lawns never get to see. By the end of the season the area looks very unkempt. I notice that many breeds of birds scratch around the grass looking for insects and turning up lots of moths. My front yard is woodchips and I am considering dumping woodchips in the back. Woodchips would provide habitat for worms, salamanders and other insects. Any opinons about the net change in food source for birds?