After the excitement of your new landscaping project wears off you might be dreading having to get rid of all the yard waste you've created.
And the more ambitious your project, the more likely you'll have large amounts of landscaping debris and other junk to haul away. It can be a bit overwhelming to see the mounds of old sod, trimmed or pulled-up shrubs, and other piles of "stuff" that even a small landscaping effort can generate.
Landscaping Projects and Yard Waste
One of the challenges with a landscaping project is keeping your work space clear enough to do the job safely and efficiently. This is important for a number of reasons, safety being one of them. If possible, it's best to have a staging area of some type where you can dump your dirt, sod, rocks, mud and clay, and whatever else you accumulate during your work.
This accomplishes a couple of things: it helps keep you active working area clear of debris and rubbish that can easily cause trips and falls. In addition, it prevents hazards like tools getting covered up and then stepped on, or holes being stepped in!
Here are a few strategic tips to make the work go smoother and reduce the amount of debris:
Use a tarp to move lightweight bulky debris like leaves, weeds, and even brush. Use it to hold soil when digging a hole, to keep the grass clean. Use it to cover plants in the back of the truck when driving home from the nursery.
Choose wisely between bulk and bagged mulch, soil, and stone. Buy bulk material when it can be dumped on the spot where it will be spread. Buy bagged material if it must be moved again after delivery. Both of these strategies will save time, work and money.
Don’t send leaves to the landfill. Mow small quantities into the lawn to provide a light dose of fertilizer for the grass and food for earthworms. Use a bagging mower or leaf shredding blower/vac to grind up fall leaves for use as mulch or add them to the compost pile. Till them into the vegetable garden before planting winter cover crops.
Another good tip is to focus on one area, or region, of your yard or property at a time. If you have a large yard and plan on launching two or three (or more) new landscaping projects throughout your outdoor area, it's best to focus on one, complete it, and clean it up.
An exception to this might be if you know your total volume of debris and yard waste will actually be quite small.
Your Landscaping Debris Removal Options
First of all, you want to be sure to get all that dirt, grass, rock and what have you off your lawn and away from your home as quickly as possible. In other words, it's fine to wait until your project is completed and you're ready to enjoy your finished work before "cleaning up" and getting your yard waste hauled off.
However, what you never want to do is leave piles of dirt, old sod or plant trimmings, or mud and rock lying around on your lawn or up against your fence in a flower bed!
Not only is it unsightly and possibly a hazard, it can damage your lawn or your landscaped areas. In addition, piles of dirt and yard waste has an odd way of working loose and spreading around in your yard. Before you know it, your wonderful landscape work is obscured by neglected piles of debris and rubble lying about.
So the question that comes up is, "How do you get rid of all that dirt, grass, leaves, branches, and everything else that's left over?"
Essentially, you have three viable options for landscaping debris removal:
1. Haul It Yourself. This is probably the least practical for many people since it can require a suitable vehicle (like a truck!) which is the first problem. It then means that you have to load all the debris yourself into a vehicle you may not own. After that gets loaded and the property cleaned up, you then need to determine where and how you'll dump whatever combination of debris you've loaded. And buy gas and pay dumping fees, and so on.
2. Ask A Friend. This can be a great option IF you have a friend (or relative) with a truck that is both willing and able to take care of the task for you. While this solves the problem of a having a proper vehicle, but you may still have to do the loading and cleaning yourself. And you'll likely still have to buy the gas and pay the fees.
3. Outsource The Task. Of course, this is the option we recommend. The vehicle is no longer a concern since a professional firm like Junk King has all the proper vehicles and equipment needed, along with the know-how. Which takes care of the other issue since a reputable firm will do all of the loading and cleaning up of the debris site for you. And we know where and how to best dispose of your yard waste and other landscaping debris.
Landscaping Yard Waste Removal
You long ago learned that yard waste can come in many forms. In addition to your major DIY gardening or landscaping project that’s left dirt and debris everywhere, the winter storms may have left broken tree branches all over your yard. And you may also have large amounts of junk and clutter in your yard that you haven’t had time to clean up.
Whatever it is and whatever the reason, Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly yard waste removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of your yard debris. Our experienced debris removal team will break down and haul off any types of yard waste you have. Unlike the backseat of your car, our junk removal trucks are made to handle those dirty yard debris items.
Ready to get rid of your yard waste? We make it simple. Make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).
Our professional and insured yard waste removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck. You just point, and we haul the debris into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.