Shavings conserve moisture, prevent weeds and grass and keep the plant roots cool when they are spread around plants and shrubs.
Wood shavings are super-high in carbon, and their carbon will absorb all of the plant-feeding nitrogen in your soil in its quest to decompose.
Good wood shavings are soft and warm for use as bedding in animal shelters.
Since wood shavings are moisture-resistant and slow to break down, they provide a comfortable, soft, and body-conforming material on which animals can rest. The cushioning and height of the wood shavings will ensure your animals have a dry and supportive surface to use in their enclosure.
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