Denver residents looking to start the garden and landscaping season off right won’t want to miss Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8 AM to 2 PM! The main event site, located at the Havana Nursery (Smith Road & Havana Street), will have mulch available for free and compost available for purchase at significantly reduced prices. There will also be four satellite sites for “dig-your-own” mulch located around Denver.
Compost is a great soil amendment that can be used to improve soil in new construction projects, landscape renovations, backyard gardens, container gardens and even houseplants. Compost is widely recognized for its ability to improve soil structure, reduce water needs, and add soil nutrients and beneficial microorganisms. The compost sold at this event is made in part from leaves collected from last fall’s LeafDrop program and from the organic materials collected through the Denver Composts program.
The mulch for this event is made from ground up Christmas trees collected through the Treecycle program and from storm debris branches. Mulch can be applied to landscapes to control weeds, retain soil moisture, and protect shallow-rooted plants.
The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale is sponsored by the City and County of Denver’s Department of Public Works’ Denver Recycles program and Denver Parks and Recreation, in partnership with A1 Organics. For more information about this event and other Denver Recycles programs, please visit us at DenverGov.org/Mulch or call 311 (720-913-1311).