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9 May

Next Meeting

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every other month at 12 noon at the Saraland Chamber Offices.

Welcome to Keep Saraland Beautiful

Keep Saraland Beautiful Yard of

the Month

Selections will rotate monthly to different parts of the city. The yard must have some seasonal color and one or more specimen trees. For full criteria and pictures of past Yards of the Month click the button below.

Adopt-A-Spot

Adopt-A-Spot is a part of Keep Saraland Beautiful, Inc. Our mission is to improve the natural beauty of Saraland with landscaped green spaces along Saraland Boulevard and Industrial Parkway and to improve civic pride in the business district of the City of Saraland.
More Info More Info
The Keep Saraland Beautiful organization received its national certification as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in December 1999. This is a non-profit public education organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment of America and improving the waste handling practiced at the community level. It is a community based approach to changing the attitude and practices relating to litter and waste handling. The prime purpose of the Keep Saraland Beautiful program is to improve the aesthetic and ecological value of the city through litter control/prevention, proper handling of solid waste, beautification, public education awareness, recruitment of volunteers, and promotion of voluntary recycling. The program coordinates the cleanup efforts of the city as well as interacting with local business owners and managers. The programs targets "eyesores" throughout the city and seeks community resources to improve such sites as streets, rights of way, parking and vacant lots, loading docks and refuse areas. By having a local Keep America Beautiful affiliate we have access to a network of ideas that have worked and are working for other communities. The concept of changing the community for the better and increasing the community's pride can have long lasting benefits.

Our Mission

To encourage people living and working in Saraland to personally contribute to the improvement of the community

Recycling Ideas

KSB wants everyone to send us your ideas on how to reuse the center of paper towels - toilet paper rolls - wax paper etc. Let us see how many uses we can come up with!
Recycling Ideas Recycling Ideas

Residential Recycling

The City of Saraland has two types of residential recycling. The free SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING containers are located on Station Street and residents must take their recycling items to the collection station. Curbside Single Stream Recycling cost is $5.00 per month per resident and picked up every Tuesday.
More Info More Info
Mayor Dr. Howard Rubenstein, Council Chair Joe McDonald, Council Members: Newton Cromer, Wayne Biggs, Natalie Moye and Veronica Hudson
Mayor Dr. Howard Rubenstein, Council Chair Joe McDonald, Council Members: Newton Cromer, Wayne Biggs, Natalie Moye and Veronica Hudson

KSB GARDENING NEWS FROM JAMES MILES

May 2024 The last rain of April really encouraged the fire ant mounds in my yard to expand and enlarge. If you are like me and missed the April fire ant bait treatment, you can apply the bait this month. As with any pesticide, always follow the label directions. In mid-April, I noticed mole cricket activity in some sandy areas of my yard. At this point they are adults and not feeding much if at all. They are focused on mating. What does this mean? Insecticide treatments are not very effective on them at this stage of the life cycle. The time to target them with a treatment is the end of June/First of July through September. Here is a link to a more detailed article on them: https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/lawn-garden/biology-and-control-of-mole-crickets/ The last week of April I picked army worms off my vegetable plants. The bad news is they were there and fairly large. The good news is they were parasitized by something. When I picked them up, they didn’t move, and they were very dark, almost black. I removed them from the plant and set them to the side so as to not destroy whatever beneficial took care of them for me. The moral of the story is that not every insect sighting warrants an insec- ticide treatment. I encourage you to pay attention to the activity of the insect and investigate the life cycle and the natural enemies. Current weather trends are drier than we usually are this time of year. According to NOAA’s website, we should not be in a drought between May and July. The long-term fore- cast states we will have a hotter than normal summer. The key to gardening success during a time of climatic stress is to plan ahead. Develop a watering plan and maybe in extreme conditions provide temporary shade. Shade cloths can be purchased in small sheets or rolls to fit every landscape need. Being a self-proclaimed momma’s boy, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge this month is Mother’s Day month. If your special lady is a gardener, consider giving her one or more of her favorite plants. If she has enough of those, ask your garden center what would be a great companion plant for it. You can even take a few photos of her landscape to show the garden center worker for a more accurate plant selection. This year the free fishing date for Alabama is June 8th. You have time to plan a trip to any of the many bodies of water we are blessed with to enjoy fishing without the expense of the license. Here is a link for more information: https://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/free-fishing-day Enjoy the outdoors!
More Gardening Tips More Gardening Tips
Congratulations to Southern Bleus Gift Shop, 90 McKeough Ave, for winning the “Quarterly Business Yard of the Month” from Keep Saraland Beautiful . Look for their Grand Opening the first week in May. They have an abundance of gifts for all your occasions, and a very special room for Alabama and Auburn fans.
BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNER

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© Keep Saraland Beautiful. All Rights Reserved. Website design and hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.

Welcome to Keep Saraland Beautiful

KeepSaralandBeautiful

9 May

Next Meeting

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every other month at 12 noon at the Saraland Chamber Offices.

Keep Saraland Beautiful Yard of

the Month

Selections will rotate monthly to different parts of the city. The yard must have some seasonal color and one or more specimen trees. For full criteria and pictures of past Yards of the Month click the button below.

Adopt-A-Spot

Adopt-A-Spot is a part of Keep Saraland Beautiful, Inc. Our mission is to improve the natural beauty of Saraland with landscaped green spaces along Saraland Boulevard and Industrial Parkway and to improve civic pride in the business district of the City of Saraland.
The Keep Saraland Beautiful organization received its national certification as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in December 1999. This is a non-profit public education organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment of America and improving the waste handling practiced at the community level. It is a community based approach to changing the attitude and practices relating to litter and waste handling. The prime purpose of the Keep Saraland Beautiful program is to improve the aesthetic and ecological value of the city through litter control/prevention, proper handling of solid waste, beautification, public education awareness, recruitment of volunteers, and promotion of voluntary recycling. The program coordinates the cleanup efforts of the city as well as interacting with local business owners and managers. The programs targets "eyesores" throughout the city and seeks community resources to improve such sites as streets, rights of way, parking and vacant lots, loading docks and refuse areas. By having a local Keep America Beautiful affiliate we have access to a network of ideas that have worked and are working for other communities. The concept of changing the community for the better and increasing the community's pride can have long lasting benefits.

Our Mission

To encourage people living and working in Saraland to personally contribute to the improvement of the community

Recycling Ideas

KSB wants everyone to send us your ideas on how to reuse the center of paper towels - toilet paper rolls - wax paper etc. Let us see how many uses we can come up with!
Recycling Ideas Recycling Ideas More Info More Info

Residential Recycling

The City of Saraland has two types of residential recycling. The free SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING containers are located on Station Street and residents must take their recycling items to the collection station. Curbside Single Stream Recycling cost is $5.00 per month per resident and picked up every Tuesday.
More Info More Info
Mayor Dr. Howard Rubenstein, Council Chair Joe McDonald, Council Members: Newton Cromer, Wayne Biggs, Natalie Moye and Veronica Hudson

KSB GARDENING NEWS

FROM JAMES MILES

May 2024 The last rain of April really encouraged the fire ant mounds in my yard to expand and enlarge. If you are like me and missed the April fire ant bait treatment, you can apply the bait this month. As with any pesticide, always follow the label directions. In mid-April, I noticed mole cricket activity in some sandy areas of my yard. At this point they are adults and not feeding much if at all. They are focused on mating. What does this mean? Insecticide treatments are not very effective on them at this stage of the life cycle. The time to target them with a treatment is the end of June/First of July through September. Here is a link to a more detailed article on them: https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/lawn-gar- den/biology-and-control-of-mole-crickets/ The last week of April I picked army worms off my vegetable plants. The bad news is they were there and fairly large. The good news is they were parasitized by some- thing. When I picked them up, they didn’t move, and they were very dark, almost black. I removed them from the plant and set them to the side so as to not destroy whatever beneficial took care of them for me. The moral of the story is that not every insect sighting warrants an insecticide treatment. I encourage you to pay atten- tion to the activity of the insect and investi- gate the life cycle and the natural enemies. Current weather trends are drier than we usually are this time of year. According to NOAA’s website, we should not be in a drought between May and July. The long- term forecast states we will have a hotter than normal summer. The key to garden- ing success during a time of climatic stress is to plan ahead. Develop a watering plan and maybe in extreme conditions provide temporary shade. Shade cloths can be pur- chased in small sheets or rolls to fit every landscape need. Being a self-proclaimed momma’s boy, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge this month is Mother’s Day month. If your special lady is a gardener, consider giving her one or more of her favorite plants. If she has enough of those, ask your garden center what would be a great companion plant for it. You can even take a few photos of her landscape to show the garden center worker for a more accurate plant selection. This year the free fishing date for Alabama is June 8th. You have time to plan a trip to any of the many bodies of water we are blessed with to enjoy fishing without the expense of the license. Here is a link for more information: https://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/f ree-fishing-day Enjoy the outdoors!
More Gardening Tips More Gardening Tips
Congratulations to Southern Bleus Gift Shop, 90 McKeough Ave, for winning the “Quarterly Business Yard of the Month” from Keep Saraland Beautiful . Look for their Grand Opening the first week in May. They have an abundance of gifts for all your occasions, and a very special room for Alabama and Auburn fans.
BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNER

Click to View

Unauthorized Dumps Video by ADEM