Automated Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Have you heard that Curbside Yard Waste collection is now available in Harrison Township?  According to Deputy Township Administrator Dennis Chambers,

“Yard waste collection is typically a labor intensive and cost prohibitive service.  After years of research and analysis of the available programs, we decided on a predominately automated system.  This system is designed to maximize manpower and efficiency, which in turn will mitigate cost to the township and to the taxpayers.”

Dark brown carts, similar to the trash and recycling carts, will be available from the Public Works Department.  Residents should call 223-1308 to put their name on the list for a cart to be picked up or delivered.  Initially each requesting residence will be provided with one cart.

Your cart will be picked up the same day as your trash and recycling carts by a separate truck.  Be sure to space them at least 3 ft from other carts or objects such as mailboxes.

YARD WASTE GUIDELINES

Items that are acceptable to place in the yard waste cart are as follows:

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  • Leaves
  • Small twigs & clippings (1/2″ diameter or less)
  • Garden waste
  • Organic trimmings
  • Old mulch

Items that are NOT acceptable are as follows:

  •  Household Trash
  •  Recyclables
  •  Dirt
  •  Rocks/Stones
  •  Sod
  •  Concrete
  •  Bricks
  •  Logs
  •  Branches over ½” in diameter
  •  Metal
  •  Construction debris

Please note the Recycle Center located at 151 Colson Lane is still open for residents to drop off the following items:

  •  Vegetative material
  •  Metal
  •  Electronics
  •  Used oil
  •  Used oil filters
  •  Used antifreeze

The Center is open Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 PM – 7 PM from the first week in April through the last week in October and year rounds on Saturday from 9 AM – 3 PM

 

 

Christmas Tree Pickup ~ Jan. 9th and 16th

Time to un-deck the halls!

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Christmas trees will be picked up curbside on Monday January 9th, and Monday January 16th only. Please do not bag the trees.

Christmas trees are also accepted at the Recycle Center on Colson Lane Saturdays from 9 AM – 3 PM.

 

Mullica Hill Christmas House Tour ~ Dec. 10th

The 43rd Annual Christmas House Tour is planned for Saturday, December 10 from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Seven Houses, Historical buildings and Churches will be on display. Shops will be open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.  and the street will be abuzz with holiday festivities.

Treasure Hunt

Come early and enter the Treasure Hunt. Forms will be given out at all participating Shops and the first two entrants with most treasures found in shortest period of time will win a $75 Gift Certificate and $25 Gift Certificate respectively.

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Holiday Festivities

  • Christmas Carol readings & Live Music at the Old Town Hall 62 S. Main St.
  • Old Fashion Trees Display for show and sale 8 S. Main Street
  • Live Music IN Barn 41 S. Main St. @ Farm House Design and Blue Plate (3pm-6pm)
  • Hot Chocolate, Cupcakes and Bonfire with delicious S’mores in a Lighted Garden
  • Winter Wonderland at Canteen’s 53 N. Main Street

Visit with Santamh-xmas

You can catch Santa at any of these spots:

  •  2 -4 p.m.   Front Porch Antiques 21 S. Main Street
  • 4 – 6 p.m.    Amelia’s Tea & Holly 26 S. Main Street
  • 6 – 7 p.m.   Old Mill 1 S. Main Street
  • 7 – 8 p.m.   Holy Tomato II

Tickets

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 on the day of the event.  You can purchase tickets online here. or at one of these shops:

  • Sisters 39  S. Main St
  • White Wash 32 S. Main St.
  • Old Mill 1 S. Main St.
  • Papernut 41 S. Main St.
  • Farm House Designs 41 St. Main in Barn
  • Blue Plate 47 S. Main St.

Parking is available  on the Street and in Public Parking Lots and buses will take you from one end of the Village to the other with Stops in Between.  Bus transportation is limited to Main St. stops.

 

 

Summer Soiree at the Spicer House ~ Aug. 7th

Come to a garden party! Summer Soiree

The Harrison Township Beautification Committee will sponsor its annual Summer Soiree at the Spicer House on Sunday Aug. 7 at 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy the historic house (circa 1748) and beautiful grounds as you sip cocktails and hang out with friends old and new.

Your $40 Ticket donation includes a taste of Mullica Hill and cocktails.   Purchase tickets here:https://harrison-township-beautification.ticketleap.com/

Proceeds go toward the great work of the Beautification Committee in beautifying Harrison Township.

 

Introducing Bumblebee Tree Service ~ Tree Removal and More

With the recent stormy weather wreaking havoc on trees throughout our area, MHM is glad to have learned about Bumblebee Tree Service.  They are  a go-to resource for tree removal, emergency tree services, pruning and trimming, serving all of South Jersey.

Bumblebee Tree Service is family-owned, fully insured and has been providing great service to our area since 2009.  With their excellent customer service and professional work, it’s no surprise most of their business comes from referrals. They have an excellent reputation for safe tree work, thorough cleanup and fair prices.

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Even the most beautiful trees sometimes need to be removed to ensure the safety of the people and property around them. When trees become damaged, it’s important that they are removed properly with the correct procedures and equipment.

The professionals from Bumblebee Tree Service are trained in how to identify the the defects that can occur in a hazard tree, including root problems, poor tree architecture, weak branch unions, cracks, cankers and dead branches.  Click here for a Tree Removal Estimate or call 609-297-1721.

 

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How many times have  you surveyed the damage after a violent storm only to find fallen limbs and damaged trees in your or your neighbors’ yards?  Even the most hardy trees can suffer storm damage, and it’s critical that hazardous trees or branches are removed quickly before causing further property damage and injury.

Instead of approaching damaged trees yourself, which can cause serious injury if they suddenly break or fall,  contact a professional Emergency Tree Service like Bumblebee.  Whenever possible they try to repair the damage and avoid having to remove the tree altogether. Since most well-established trees are very resilient,  many can be salvaged if you call right away.

 

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As they grow, trees require regular trimming to remain healthy and so that they don’t pose a danger to your house or property.  It requires professional skill and equipment to prune a tree correctly, and failing to invest in this service can result damage or injury. Click here for a Trimming and Pruning Estimate from Bumblebee.

For all of your tree needs, give Bumblebee Tree Service a BUZZ anytime at 609-297-1721, and be sure to tell them Mullica Hill Mom sent you!

 

Take Back Your Weekends ~ Shelton’s Lawn Service

Shelton's Lawn ServiceNow that the weather is finally warm, the flowers are blooming the grass is turning green…and it needs to be mowed!!   If you take care of your own lawn, you know how time consuming it can be.  How many weekend hours have you spent tied to your yard…missing fun activities with your family & friends?

Time to give yourself a break and give Shelton’s Lawn Service a call.  We’ve been using Shelton’s for 10 years and can personally attest to the great service from Fred and his crew!

 

Shelton’s lawn mowing, trimming and edging service starts at $40 for 1/2 acre or $50 for 1 acre.  In addition to standard lawn care they offer the IMG_6950following services to keep your yard in shape:

  • Mulch
  • Flower/Shrub/Tree Care
  • Seeding/ Sod
  • Seasonal Cleanup

Shelton’s Lawn Service also offers several different fertilizer programs:

  • Silver Package  (4 steps): $875:  1. Pre-emergent with fertilizer, 2.Weed-n-feed, 3. Starter or Fall Fertilizer, 4. Winterizer
  • Gold Package (5 steps) $1090:  Silver package + Lime
  • Platinum Package (6 steps)  $1350:  Gold package + Summer fertilizer w/insect control

Call or Text Shelton’s today at 856-371-2657.  Be sure to tell Fred that Mullica Hill Mom sent you!

SJ Christmas House Tours – Dec. 12th & 13th

Christmas-House-ToursLook at the original architecture and beautiful decor of homes dating back to the early 1700′s when a selection of Mullica Hill-based historic homes, churches and buildings opens this Saturday for the Mullica Hill Christmas House Tour from 2 to 7 p.m. There will be live music, carolers, Civil War strollers, and, even a visit from Santa! A reading of the Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol” will take place at Old Town Hall and a selection of open house specials and refreshments will be offered at many shops opening from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Transportation will be provided. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 the day of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Christmas House Tour, call Hazel Dilsaver at (856) 223-5440.

Taking place on Sunday in Cumberland County, from noon to 5 p.m., is the 47th Annual Christmas in Greenwich Holiday House Tour. A selection of historic homes and town buildings will be festively decorated and open for public viewing. Santa will be on site to visit with children. Letters filled with Christmas wishes may be left for delivery to the North Pole, too! Creations from the 6th Annual Gingerbread House Contest will be display, as well. Tickets, costing $15, can be purchased the day of the tour on Ye Greate Street at the Doctor’s Office and the Morris Goodwin School. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.cchistsoc.org/events.html.

christmas-treeDown the shore, in Cape May, Christmas Candlelight House Tours (self-guided, walking tours) with homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays will be presented this Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Christmas caroling and strolling musicians, trees and garland will provide some good old-fashioned cheer. Warm beverages and home-baked goodies will be available at hospitality centers. Admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, and to “An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years” exhibit in the Carroll Gallery is included. Limited trolley shuttle service provided. Tickets are $28 for adults and $20 for children from 3 to 12. Tours are limited and run through Dec. 19. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

 

 

 

 

Summer Soiree Garden Party ~ July 26th

Summer Soiree Garden Party

Harrison Township Beautification invites you to their Summer Soiree Garden Party at the Spicer House on Sunday, July 26th.    Doors open at 4pm and food wine and spirits will be served in a lovely garden setting.  Dress for the event is summer casual.

The Spicer House, located at 76 S. Main St. is a historic colonial home, once owned by Jacob Spicer, one of the earliest settlers of Mullica Hill.  Actually, Mullica Hill was once known as Spicerville!  This charming home is now the residence of Jeffrey S, Downs, Esq.  who will generously open his home to supporters of Mullica Hill’s Main St. Beautification.

Tickets for the event are $35 per person in advance or $40 at the door (checks made payable to HTB).  All proceeds go toward continuing beautification efforts in Mullica Hill.  For more information, contact Pat Settar at 856-297-5790.

 

Why Dirt Can Make You Happy & Other Great Gardening Tips

Everyone loves a beautifully blooming, well-tended flower garden, especially with the arrival of the warmer months of the year. But who has the time to devote to it when the kids are off doing a million-and-one things and it falls to you (super mom) to make sure they fulfill their extracurricular activities.  Well, with the discovery of a healthy connection between the outdoors and happiness, moms from across the Garden State can breathe easier now and spend some much deserved (and absolutely guilt-free) time in the garden.flowers (1)

According to an online blog post originally published by Horticulture Magazine, playing in the dirt is good for your health. And it’s all thanks to the existence of Mycobacterium vaccae, a type of bacteria that is found in soil. It causes the release of Serotonin within the human body, raising moods and lowering anxiety levels.

So grab the kids and head on over to your local garden center for some plants for a garden full of vibrant color. Not sure what variety of plants and flowers grow best? The Gardening Club at Home Depot has some great tips that will help you create a garden the whole neighborhood will be talking about!

  • Buy young plants called annual starts in packs or containers at your local garden center.
  • Conduct a simple soil test to check pH levels or nutrient deficiencies and amend the soil as needed. Consider performing the soil test before going to purchase any plants or flowers. Doing this will help you to have a better idea of the kind of plants or flowers grow best in the dirt outside your home and make the planning and designing stages of your garden go smoother. (Read about soil-testing here for more information on how to best prepare your garden for planting.)

Follow these how-to steps to easily plant Annual Flowers:

  • Read plant tags or ask a Garden Center associate when it’s safe to plant your flowers in the garden.
  • If you have to hold the flowers for a few days before planting them, don’t let them dry out. Keep them in a protected spot on a porch or under a tree.
  • When you’re ready to plant, dig holes with a trowel or make a larger bed with a shovel.
  • Mix some compost and any amendments indicated from the soil test into the soil.
  • Remove the plants from their pots and loosen their roots.
  • Place the plants in the ground at the same level they were growing in their pots.
  • Replace the soil and gently firm it around the plants, being careful not to damage their roots.
  • Apply fertilizer and water thoroughly.
  • Add mulch to keep water in and control weeds later.

Follow these how-to steps to easily transplant seedlings:

Before you move your seedlings outside, look at the seed packet to see what kind of flowers you have: tender, half-hardy or hardy annuals. Wait until after the last frost in your area to transplant tender annuals. Half-hardy annuals can survive a few brief, light frosts with temperatures no lower than 35 to 45 degrees. Hardy annuals can tolerate one or two short, light freezes.

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Find the average date of the last frost or freeze in your area to know when it’s safe to transplant the kind of annuals you’re growing. Count 7 to 10 days back from that date and follow this schedule to harden them off – the process of moving seedlings in and out to ready them for a permanent home outside.

Day 1: Place the seedlings outside in a sheltered location for 3 to 4 hours. Then bring them in.

Day 2: Place plants outside for 5 to 6 hours. Bring them in again.

Days 3-7: Increase their time outdoors by 2 hours each day with a few hours of morning sun. Move them to the shade in the afternoon, and bring them in each night.

Day 7: Place the seedlings in the sun all day. Leave them out all night, unless the temperatures drop below 50 degrees.

Day 10: Plant the seedlings in your garden. Water them and apply mulch.

Written by Victoria Williams

 

Table, Chair and Tent Rentals for Your Next Party

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for outdoor parties and picnics. Whether you’re celebrating first communions, graduations, family reunions, showers or birthday bashes, Jumpin Beans Rentals is a great local resource for all of your party needs including tent rentals and table and chair rentals.

Table & Chair Rentals

Jumpin Beans offers 6 ft rectangular tables ($6.25 each) and clean, new  folding chairs ($1.25 each) in white, brown or gray.  For the ultimate convenience and value, rent their 6′ table and white chair package.  It includes four tables and 20 chairs for just $40.  They’ll deliver before the event and pick up when it’s over for maximum convenience.  View all table and chair rental options here.

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Tent Rentals:Tent Rental

Jumpin Beans’ 20′ x 20′ High Peak Frame Tent can hold up to 40 guests comfortably at your next party. Regardless of the occasion, you can plan your outdoor event with confidence, knowing your guests can take cover from the elements.

You can also combine a 20×20 frame tent with (4) 5 ft round tables and 40 brown folding chairs for a special price of $270.

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View all tent rental options and table, chair and tent combo packages here.

Don’t forget, Jumpin Beans also offers moon bounces, water slides, obstacle courses, outdoor movies, concession equipment and more.