mulch and compost pile at Optimist ParkFree Garden Resources

  • Free compost at the landfill at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road. Bring your own shovel and containers when picking up compost, which is available when the landfill is open: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents must pass through the weigh scale in order to reach the compost pile.
  • Free compost is also available at Optimist Park. 
  • Free mulch at Guindon Park and Optimist Park. Bring your own shovel and containers.
  • NOTE: when collecting compost or mulch, maintain a safe distance of 2 metres from other residents. Avoid touching surfaces, and be sure to wash your hands before and after. These resources are available for residents' use, and not for commercial purposes.

Click here for a map of the compost and mulch pile locations.


Plant a Pollinator Garden for your Chance to Win!

This year, the City is giving away four mason bee houses. Bee houses can help with pollination in your garden. They attract solitary bee species. Typically, bee houses look like wooden birdhouses and include hollow reeds or cardboard tubes.

So, how can you enter for your chance to win?

First, plant a pollinator garden.

Native plants that work well in pollinator gardens include:

  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Aster
  • Wild bergamot
  • Milkweed
  • Phlox
  • Violet
  • Canna lily
  • Spotted jewelweed

These plants are not native to the area, but are edible and attract pollinators:

  • Lavender
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Squash

Pollinator gardens benefit vital species like bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, beetles, and even hummingbirds. Ask your local garden centre for native plants that attract pollinators – or join a local gardening Facebook group to swap plants and seeds.

Second, share a photo with us! You can post a photo on Instagram using #cornwallbeegarden. Or, you can submit a photo using this online form.

We will draw four winners at random on August 7.


 

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