Here's a fabulous gardening deal. Every spring, our city gives away the compost made from the curbside yard waste pickups. The giveaway usually lasts 2-3 days and is advertised well ahead of time. Residents can bring shovels and load their own containers/pickups for free or can choose to have a pickup loaded for the absolute bargain price of $10 a load. As you can see, when they say full pickup load, they mean it! So this weekend will see us building up the low spots in our yard and adding to our square foot garden plots and to our flowerbeds. And the best part? My husband unloaded almost the whole thing while I was picking up the kids from school, sparing me from most of the physical labor.
If you're in need of compost, be sure to check your city/area to see if they offer a similar program. Happy planting!