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Alexandria kicks off pre-spring mulch delivery and street sweeping

Samantha Hegre waters her plants at the Holmes Run Community Garden in Alexandria (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

It’s a bright, sunny day in Alexandria and spring is just around the corner, so some locals might be turning their thoughts toward gardening and lawns.

Last week, Alexandria kicked off mulch season with the opening of orders for a limited supply of leaf mulch.

“Deliveries will begin on Monday, April 1 through Friday, June 28,” the City said in a release. “Delivery dates and times are limited, and appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.”

There’s a $65 delivery charge for each half-load of mulch and $130 full load of mulch.

Meanwhile, free mulch is available for city residents at 4215 Eisenhower Avenue. Locals can pick up mulch Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

No commercial vehicles or machinery are permitted at the mulch site, and the city noted specifically that the site is under surveillance.

Meanwhile, today is also the start of street sweeping around the city.

“Citywide street sweeping will begin Monday, March 11 and it is anticipated to take approximately 10 weeks to complete one pass of street cleaning,” the release said. “Crews keep neighborhoods and commercial corridors clean and protect waterways from debris runoff by regularly sweeping 560 lane miles.”

Local should keep an eye out for the No Parking restrictions on street sweeping blocks and temporary No Parking signs that may be posted to facilitate debris removal.

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