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NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

 

                                

 

                                  

 

If anyone tells you 2015 is coming to a rapid conclusion; no way! Didn’t it just start a few weeks ago? Something tells me the leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter.

Just in case Fall is here, have the gardeners pay attention to cleaning out drains and rain gutters (only to 15 ft, due to liability insurance restrictions). They can also begin removing spent perennials. Roses and fruit trees are best pruned in January and February when they’ve gone into dormancy.

 

All those leaves, etc. will be hauled to the transfer station, as in the past. One BIG difference is that since the county shut down Sonoma Compost over at the main waste facility in Cotati, all the 100,000 tons of yard waste is now hauled out of Sonoma County for composting and eventual sale as mulch. No big surprise that our dumping cost is now $77.10 (.10?) per ton at the Stage Gulch facility, a jump of more than double of a year ago when our cost was $35.00 per ton. We’ve decided to wait until next summer to deal with this because we want to see how this will all settle out. In the mean time, there are ways you can help us and yourself mitigate this increase. For those who have garbage service in the city of Sonoma, Sonoma Garbage Collectors (996-7555) will provide you a 96 gallon yard waste can for $1 per month. Or you can put out up to 3-32 gallon cans of your own as long as they don’t have a top and contain no plastic bags.   If you have garbage service in the county, Waste Management (800-243-0291) will provide you 2-96 gallon yard waste cans for no additional charge.

 

Like water and other essentials that are becoming more expensive, it’s time to do some creative work to bring down the costs. You can begin thinking about mulching your own green waste. It’s a bit of work, but can be done and provides one big benefit: excellent soil amendments. If you’re lucky enough to have a little acreage, spreading the leaves around to mulch on the ground is an option. It’s time to begin planning anyway. We’ll see where this is going by next summer.

 

I guarantee my Chihuahua Coco, the smallest dog on the block, with the attitude of a Great Dane, isn’t worried about the cost of mulch. Neither is our corporation yard cat Vagabundo who eats enough food before dawn to actually create quite a bit of mulch himself, though he does a good job of hiding it. I saw my brother’s cat Slimfast the other day. He’s pretty stiff and gets a big dose of subcutaneous water injected into his 20 year old body each week to counter the effects of kidney failure. As long as he can meow for food like a hungry lion, he’ll be good to go until the next visit to Dr. Palmero. Have a pleasant November and enjoy Thanksgiving

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