Springtime gardening tip #1: Use poo for mulch

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Because of overwhelming response, the Louisville Zoo has extended its spring Zoo Poopy Doo compost and mulch sales, adding Saturdays May 16 and 23. You can purchase quality hardwood bark mulch and Zoo Poopy Doo (which is made especially by our animals at the Zoo!) from 8 a.m. to noon May 16 and 23. Make your purchases at the ticket windows (in front of the Zoo entrance gates) then collect your mulch or compost in the Zoo’s bus parking lot. Mulch is $22.50 per load for small pick-up truck and $35 per load for medium to full size pick-up truck Compost is $30 per scoop (equal to about 1 cubic yard).  Bags of compost are not available for sale so come prepared! Zoo Poopy Doo is a rich compost mixture comprised of Zoo hoof stock manure (like elephant, rhino, camel and giraffe), hay, straw and wood shavings. Compost improves the aeration of the soil, reduces compaction and adds important micronutrients that do not normally come with most fertilizers. Mulch helps reduce weeds and retains moisture. Whether you choose to till your gardens or top-dress your landscape beds—compost and mulch will give your plants a healthy boost. Proof of the effectiveness of these two products is evident from all the healthy botanicals at the Zoo.  
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