Businesses participate in landscape efforts

Thu, 03/12/2009 - 3:54pm
By: Ben Nelms

“Landscape Maintenance Week” proclaimed by Coweta County Commission has attracted the attention of nurseries and landscaping companies around the county. Also next week, fees will be waived March 21 at the C&D landfill when depositing yard debris.

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners designated March 15-21 as “Landscape Maintenance Week” to encourage residents, businesses and others to improve the appearance of the landscape in their area, said county spokesperson Patricia Palmer.

 “We are encouraging a sort of external ‘spring cleaning’ for Coweta property owners,” said Coweta County Arborist Roy Matthews. “We hope that owners will take the time to remove any dead or dying plants, along with any other yard debris, then to work to improve their existing landscape.”

 To support this clean-up, the Coweta County Board of Commissioners will waive the fee for yard debris that is brought to the C & D Landfill on Essie Mae Walker Road on March 21 only. This only applies to yard debris, not any construction, demolition or household items or debris, Palmer said.

 To further encourage citizens to beautify and maintain their landscapes, several local nurseries will offer discounts on landscape material during Landscape Maintenance Week.  Discounts offered at Andy’s Nursery (20 percent off planting materials, and 10 percent off all hard goods), Country Gardens (15 percent off planting materials), A&W Nursery (10 percent off planting materials) and Adamson Landscaping (10-15 percent off planting materials.)

 Palmer noted that to receive the discount, the purchaser must say that he is participating in “Landscape Maintenance Week.”

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