Spring Savings Tip

mulchSpring is just around the corner!  With the anticipation of melting snow, warmer weather, and blooming flowers, now is a great time to start planning your yard spruce-up!

One of the easiest ways to make your yard sparkle is adding new mulch to existing flowerbeds.  A Hampton Roads savings tip is to grab a truck and head to the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority.  Hampton, Poquoson, and Yorktown residents are eligible to enter.  If you’re a Newport News resident like me, plan on becoming great friends with a neighboring city’s family!  VPPSA offers the cheapest mulch around!

Products and Prices:

►Compost:  used to improve any soil or growing medium

$20.00  per cubic yard

►Soil Blend: a blend of soil, VPPSA compost and fine
mulch in quantities which resemble natural topsoil. This material is
good for improving the soil in gardens and lawns, or as a potting
soil in container gardens

$22.00 per cubic yard

►Reground Mulch: pieces larger than 1/2 inch

$12.00 per cubic yard

►Mulch Fines: pieces smaller than 1/2 inch $14.00 per cubic yard
►Colored Mulch: red and brown available as of June 2012 $28.00 per cubic yard

Hampton Roads Real-e-statement is written by Alyssa Godwin, a Realtor with Liz Moore and Associates. For questions regarding buying or selling contact Alyssa at 757-329-6161 or alyssagodwin@lizmoore.com. You can also find Alyssa on Facebook or on the web at www.lizmoore.com/alyssagodwin.