Went to my local Walmart store where I have purchased tons of mulch in the past, and asked them for some cardboard boxes to use as mulch since I can't buy bagged mulch this year. I was told no, can't have boxes, can't get a bale of their baled cardboard boxes. It would have cost them nothing to help me out, instead all I heard was 'no'.
No friendly customer service here.
Be VERY CAREFUL about purchasing their hostas! Before I became aware of the contagious & fatal HVX (Hosta Virus X) virus, I purchased hostas which turned out to be infected. Now, for several years to come, I have no way of knowing if I've contaminated other hostas in my garden - a possibly very expensive result of trying to save a few bucks. All hosta purchases from "big box" stores are potentially dangerous, as the supply chain has inadequate safeguards against contamination.
On Jul 24, 2006, midwestgardener Lebanon, MO wrote:
I have had some problems with the plants I have gotten from Walmart. Things like tulip bulbs that were the wrong color, clematis, again wrong color, its frustrating to wait the better part of a year to get something to grow and bloom and it to be not as advertised. Some bareroot plants just didnt grow at all. I would say about 50% of them didnt grow. I am not impressed by anything I have gotten from them.
The worst is the horrible bagged roses. Most of which, were diseased, and will probably die this winter. I wont buy anything bareroot from Walmart again. Maybe if it is a potted plant, even then, I would be leary. I recently looked at the garden center of a local Walmart and it looked like blackspot/fungus central. The carnage of those poor roses, I wouldnt want one of them in my garden.
I also got two dead apple trees from Walmart which I am returning. They never made a single leaf on either of them so they can have them back.