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Old 03-29-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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Has anyone checked the local prices for hay (I think that's what it is)? I want to get some to spruce up our exterior landscaping.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Has anyone checked the local prices for hay (I think that's what it is)? I want to get some to spruce up our exterior landscaping.
It's probably pine straw, not hay. The N&O just a compassion article

http://www.newsobserver.com/104/story/554552.html (broken link)
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Dont know about hay, but you can buy mulch from the city of Raleigh pretty cheap:
http://www.raleighnc.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_306_202_0_43/http%3B/pt03/DIG_Web_Content/category/Resident/Garbage_and_Recycling/Yard_Waste/Yard_Waste_Recycling_Center/Cat-1C3CT-20041202-083401-Mulch_and_Compost_For_Sa.html (broken link)

Worth mentioning if you were looking for an alternative.

Heather

PS- I'm not a yard person, dont know much about mulch, just had to help a friend cover her yard a few weeks ago and this is where she got it from.
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:06 PM
 
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ferrickhead28,
Was the mulch not full of trash, like drink cups, and plastic bags shredded up? The mulch i've seen from the city was full of trash.
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Blacksburg, VA
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You want straw, not hay.
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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You want straw, not hay.
FYI...I think only natives would understand what you mean. Using Pine Straw as mulch seems to be a southern thing. Elsewhere, Straw means Wheat Straw, which is the same thing as Hay (sorta).

So down here, you really have to specify whether you want Pine Straw or Wheat Straw (just like you have to specify what kind of BBQ you want).
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