To many homeowners, planting flowers and other types of plants and trees in the Spring season is essential for making their garden beautiful. This is also true for organizations with a wide piece of land, ready to be landscaped by professionals. On top of this, given the harsh seasons, homeowners can expect to do some extra yard work.
But cleaning up is one of the most exhausting tasks, especially when you have a very wide piece of land to tend to right after Autumn and Winter. The truth is, even if you hire the best landscape designer, there will still be some trash to be cleaned up in the past seasons.
Here are some of the cleanup tips you can follow to keep your yard or garden looking stunning as if Winter never came.
Prepare Your Gardening Tools and Garment
Before you clean up and tend to some gardening tasks, make sure that you are equipped with the right tools for the job. Prepare your gardening gloves, rake, and clippers. For larger yards or gardens, a wheelbarrow or a cart will make your work a lot easier. This is used to help you carry stones, dirt, mulch, and other debris for disposal.
Dress The Part
You also need to wear the appropriate attire. Since you will be working with some tools, wear a comfortable yet sturdy pair of shoes. You need to keep your toes protected. On top of this, wear a lightweight clothing and a large hat to keep yourself cool while protecting your skin from the sun.
Rake The Ground
After blowing away the leaves at your garden, rake away grass blades that have died over the Winter. You will also find other unattractive dried leaves, so continue to loosen the topsoil more than half an inch of thatch on the ground. Spot matted patches and make sure to rake them as well. Even though Columbia, SC only averages an inch of snow per year, you can still expect some compacted soil. Loosen it up with a rake to help incorporate more oxygen for the plants to absorb.
Rent A Dumpster
For clean up and landscaping projects, having a dumpster nearby will help you collect the garbage that needs to be thrown out. Because landscaping is also a form of construction project, expect that there will be pieces of wood, rocks, dirt, and soil that need to be thrown out. Naturally, you just cannot set this aside on the streets. Rent a dumpster so that you can collect all the landscaping waste.
Here are other things you can do when doing a landscaping cleanup:
- Collect the leaves and sticks and feed them to a chipper or shredder. They can be easily converted into mulch or compost.
- More service providers are growing environmentally conscious. Separate biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials before the garbage pickup day. By doing so, you are helping the dumpster rental company in their endeavors for working green.
- Check if your trellising or gates need repairs. Seal hard surfaces to protect them from further damage. See if your driveways and patios need fixing.
- If you are cutting large branches or a tree to achieve the landscape design you want, make sure that you do not leave them around to cause accidents. Dispose of them properly by immediately putting them in the dumpster.
A yard cleanup or a landscaping project will require you to get a dumpster where you can throw away all the wastes. Before you rent one, discuss the kinds provisions of your contract. As there are companies with stringent policies, you need to clarify their rules on throwing landscaping trash. Call 803-408-7985 to discuss your needs with us.