On Jan 5, 2013, the City of Hendersonville will be accepting Christmas trees and recycling them into mulch for Hendersonville and Henderson County residents.I certainly hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their loved ones. I certainly did! It’s sad to see the decorations coming down. You spent so much time decorating your tree that you are probably going to want to keep it up at least until after the new year. But, what do you do with it after that? The City of Hendersonville has the answer to your Christmas tree disposal question. Recycle!

The first Saturday of the new year (January 5, 2013), the City will be accepting Christmas trees from Hendersonville and Henderson County residents for recycling. Just bring your tree to Jackson Park’s Ballfield #6 (801 Glover Street) between 8:30am and 2pm. They will turn all recycled trees into mulch, which works great for your spring garden. If you bring a bucket, you can take some mulch home with you. Just make sure all decorations and tinsel are completely discarded before you take your tree to the park. This service is provided absolutely free of charge.

Don’t just set your tree out on the curb for pickup. Recycle it into healthy, nutrient-rich mulch to nourish Hendersonville gardens in the future. Bring it to Jackson Park on January 5th for the Hendersonville Christmas tree disposal event. Have a Happy New Year, everyone!

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/12/27/hendersonville-christmas-tree-disposal/.

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The Hendersonville Wastewater Treatment Plant is giving away free mulch until April 30, 2011 for your Hendersonville garden.Beginning today, March 17, 2011, the free mulch giveaway in Hendersonville has officially resumed.  To get ready for your spring gardening, come to the Hendersonville Wastewater Treatment Plant (80 Balfour Road) every Thursday, Friday or Saturday until April 30th while supply lasts.  Mulch will be available for pickup on Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30-7pm and on Saturdays from 8am-12pm.  Only Hendersonville residents are allowed to pick up their free mulch.

Hendersonville’s gardening season usually begins somewhere in early April, when the last of the winter frost wears off and continues through late October.  Here are a few gardening tips to help you get your Hendersonville garden in top shape for spring:

Plan Ahead – Decide what plants and/or flowers you wish to add to your garden this season.  Draw up plans to determine where to place each plant or flower for maximum benefit.  For example, many people like to group similarly colored flowers together while others like to “mix it up” a little.

Prepare the Soil – Check the pH levels of your soil to make sure it is in balance to grow lush plants.  Add compost or mulch (again, it’s free at the Hendersonville Wastewater Treatment Plant from now until the end of April) for a nutrient-rich foundation for your garden to thrive.

Clean Up and Maintain – Now is the time to prune your shrubbery, clean up your garden accessories (bird feeders, garden gnomes, etc) and take care of any repairs needed on your lawn care equipment.  If you decide to go with a Hendersonville professional for your landscaping needs, interview several different companies, get quotes and decide which one will work for you so they can get started as soon as the spring season begins.

Have Fun – Above all, enjoy the process.  Gardening can be a relaxing and beautiful way to unwind and enjoy nature.

Get your gardens ready for spring by following these helpful tips and don’t forget about the free mulch giveaway in Hendersonville taking place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from now until April 30, 2011. 

Rich Cooke, your Hendersonville real estate specialist