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14 March

Next Meeting

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each 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

February 2024 If you have not sat and dreamed up a plan for your landscape, I highly recommend that you take the time to sit and dream. You can even visit some public gardens and land- scapes for inspiration. Let’s talk about hydrangeas. You can manipulate the color of the hydrangea flowers by changing the soil pH. Blue hydrangeas need a pH between 5 and 5.5, while soil with a pH of 6 to 6.5 produces pink flowers. Lowering the soil pH is only part of the story. Aluminum is also required to produce blue flowers. To make pink flowers turn blue, dissolve 1 table- spoon of aluminum sulfate in a gallon of water and drench the soil around the plant in March, April, and May. To make blue flowers turn pink, dissolve 1 tablespoon of hydrated lime in a gallon of water and drench the soil around the plant in March, April, and May. A word of caution, do not increase the amounts of the color change additives. Aluminum in high doses will harm hydrangea plants. You can learn more from this Extension publi- cation: http://extension.msstate.edu/.../hydrangeas-for... The middle of this month is the time to start pruning most of our woody plants. Start by pruning out the damaged material, then start thinning cuts. In some instances, you may need to do a renewal prune, cutting plants back close to the ground and retraining the new growth to replace the dead material. As of January 30th, the chill hours are: Brewton, AL – 651 hours Old Model; 575 hours Modified Model Fairhope, AL – 435 hours Old Model; 410 hours Modified Model Moss Point, MS – 500 hours Old Model; 434 hours Modified Model February is the month to apply pre-emergent herbicides for warm-season weeds. Make sure the product you select is labeled for the type of turfgrass you have. Also, avoid “Weed & Feed” type products as it is too early to fertilize. Enjoy the outdoors!
Litter Cleanup Supplies for Saraland More Gardening Tips More Gardening Tips

Free Supplies to Help You Pick Up Litter!

We have a new Keep Saraland Beautiful project, buckets with litter supplies that residents can pick up at the Chamber of Commerce office for free. The buckets have 2 litter grabber sticks, 2 pairs of gloves, two pair of safety glasses, 2 safety vests, and a roll of trash bags. We ask that residents get one bucket per household, use the contents to pick up litter, then the items are theirs to keep. We would love them to post pictures on our Facebook page. All they have to do is go in during business hours and ask for litter supplies.
Keep Saraland Beautiful presented “Infirmary Health” of Saraland the Quarterly Beautification Award. This beautiful state-of- art facility is an asset to the citizens of Saraland and the northern part of Mobile county.
BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNER

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Unauthorized Dumps Video by ADEM

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

Welcome to Keep Saraland Beautiful

KeepSaralandBeautiful

14 March

Next Meeting

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each 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

February 2024 If you have not sat and dreamed up a plan for your landscape, I highly recommend that you take the time to sit and dream. You can even visit some public gardens and landscapes for inspiration. Let’s talk about hydrangeas. You can manipulate the color of the hydrangea flowers by changing the soil pH. Blue hydrangeas need a pH between 5 and 5.5, while soil with a pH of 6 to 6.5 produces pink flowers. Lowering the soil pH is only part of the story. Aluminum is also required to produce blue flowers. To make pink flowers turn blue, dissolve 1 table- spoon of aluminum sulfate in a gallon of water and drench the soil around the plant in March, April, and May. To make blue flowers turn pink, dissolve 1 tablespoon of hydrated lime in a gallon of water and drench the soil around the plant in March, April, and May. A word of caution, do not increase the amounts of the color change additives. Alu- minum in high doses will harm hydrangea plants. You can learn more from this Extension publication: http://extension.msstate.edu/.../hydrangeas- for... The middle of this month is the time to start pruning most of our woody plants. Start by pruning out the damaged material, then start thinning cuts. In some instances, you may need to do a renewal prune, cut- ting plants back close to the ground and retraining the new growth to replace the dead material. As of January 30th, the chill hours are: Brewton, AL – 651 hours Old Model; 575 hours Modified Model Fairhope, AL – 435 hours Old Model; 410 hours Modified Model Moss Point, MS – 500 hours Old Model; 434 hours Modified Model February is the month to apply pre-emer- gent herbicides for warm-season weeds. Make sure the product you select is labeled for the type of turfgrass you have. Also, avoid “Weed & Feed” type products as it is too early to fertilize. Enjoy the outdoors!
More Gardening Tips More Gardening Tips

Free Supplies to Help You

Pick Up Litter!

We have a new Keep Saraland Beautiful project, buckets with litter supplies that residents can pick up at the Chamber of Commerce office for free. The buckets have 2 litter grabber sticks, 2 pairs of gloves, two pair of safety glasses, 2 safety vests, and a roll of trash bags. We ask that residents get one bucket per household, use the contents to pick up litter, then the items are theirs to keep. We would love them to post pictures on our Facebook page. All they have to do is go in during business hours and ask for litter supplies.
Keep Saraland Beautiful presented “Infirmary Health” of Saraland the Quarterly Beautification Award. This beautiful state-of- art facility is an asset to the citizens of Saraland and the northern part of Mobile county.
BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNER

Click to View

Unauthorized Dumps Video by ADEM