"They tend to break down much faster and can carry different types of disease with them," he said of the natural wood chips. "We don't want to use them in our show beds."
Eberhard Voellm Nurseries, Inc. of Franklin Square, lowest overall bidder for mulch, will provide the product at a total cost of $1,850. Bisset Nursery Corp. of Dix Hills, the lowest overall bidder for trees and shrubs, will provide the greenery for a total of $15,000. (Nine vendors were invited to bid; the village received four.)
Bisset Nursery will also provide perennials and bulbs at an approximate cost of $14,500 while Otto Kiehl Florists, Inc. of Huntington will provide annuals at an approximate cost of $7,100. (Seventeen vendors were invited to bid; the village received four.)
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