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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:00

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Waynesville holds spring mulch sale

Waynesville will have compost and double-ground mulch available for pickup 8 a.m. to noon at the town yard waste landfill April 28-30. 

For compost, prices per load are $10 for a regular pickup or trailers and $60 for a tandem truck.

For double-ground mulch, prices per load are $10 for a small pickup, $25 for a regular pickup, $100 for a tandem truck and $200 for a roll-off. An extra $10 or $20 will be charged for trailers, with extra charge depending on the trailer’s size. Tandem trucks and roll-offs will be allowed April 28-30 only. 

A limited amount of single-ground mulch will be available for $10 per load regardless of truck size. 

Cash or check payments only. Loads must be covered. The landfill is on Bible Baptist Drive off Russ Avenue, near the bypass for U.S. 74. Go straight through the gate at the end of Bible Baptist Drive and see the attendant.

The sale will be canceled in case of wet weather. 828.456.3706. 


Plants on sale 

Green up your home with plants from plant sales held by Waynesville Middle School and Haywood Community College. 

• From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Nix Horticulture Parking Lot, HCC’s Horticulture Plant Sale will feature annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and house plants grown organically by HCC students. 828.627.4625.

• From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, at Waynesville Middle, student-grown goods for sale will include hanging baskets, pots and six-packs with more than a hundred types of flowers, as well as dozens of varieties of organic and heirloom vegetables. 828.456.2403.

The plant doctors are in 

Green and brown thumbs alike with questions in need of answering can come to the Haywood County Plant Clinic, staffed by Master Gardeners capable of answering a range of plant-related questions. 

Open during business hours at the Haywood County Extension Center on Raccoon Road, everything from lawns to veggies, insects to weeds and soils to frost are fair game. 



Garden space up for grabs in Macon

Garden space is available in Macon County’s community garden, and the Macon County Community Garden Committee is taking applications. 

Spaces are 500 square feet each and tilled, with gardeners providing the fertilizer, seeds and plants. A portion of each gardener’s produce should go to Macon County Care Net to help those in need. 

$25 per plot. Macon County Cooperative Extension, 828.349.2046. 

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