Yard waste has a way of building up on your property, especially after strong storms move through and knock down tree branches, and when snow-laden branches break off. There are also piles of dead leaves that build up in the late fall that should be cleaned up. Unless you live way out in the country with no restrictions, you most likely can’t burn your yard waste to get rid of it, so instead, it needs to be removed.
What is Yard Waste, and Why Should I Get Rid of It
Yard waste is a combination of a lot of things. It includes any organic waste as a result of landscaping, gardening, lawn care, and any outdoor projects. It includes weeds, tree stumps, plants, leaves, bushes, grass clippings, sticks, and branches of all types. Getting rid of your old organic yard waste will allow your new grass to fill in your lawn in the spring and keep it healthy. If you leave yard waste on top of the grass, it will eventually kill it, and then you need to start all over again with landscaping your lawn so it can be lush and green again.
Benefits of Getting Rid of Yard Waste
Recycling your yard waste reduces your carbon footprint. Instead of throwing out your yard waste, you can have a professional pick it up and turn it into valuable mulch to be used for flowerbeds and gardens to lessen the need for irrigation and to insulate plants in the fall and winter.
Getting rid of yard waste also makes your lawn look much nicer and more attractive while it adds to curb appeal in your neighborhood. This also opens up more spaces for your family to get use out of your entire yard and property.
A buildup of grass clippings, leaves, and other debris that sits on your lawn can result in a thick thatch area that suffocates the grass’s roots and promotes the growth of mold and fungus. These items can cause major damage to your landscaping and will need to be repaired.
Lessening the yard debris also keeps your property safe so that the debris doesn’t cause tripping hazards to your family and guests alike.
How to Reduce Waste
If you have flowerbeds, or you grow a vegetable garden, you will have waste from the old plants after the growing season is over. Mulch can be quite expensive these days, and if you have the time, you can consider a compost bin for your organic waste products. You put your leaves and grass clippings in the compost bin and keep it slightly damp while turning the waste every few days until it decomposes into fresh mulch to be reused again.
If you have large branches or tree stumps in your lawn, you can use a chipper/shredder to make wood mulch out of them or have a professional stump grinder, grind the stump out while leaving you with fresh wood chips to use as an aid in gardening.
Easy Ways of Disposing of Yard Waste
There are a few easy ways to dispose of your yard waste that may be offered in the area of your home.
- Check your local trash collection service to see if they offer yard debris pickup on a particular day. Some cities and neighborhoods will allow yard debris pickup if it’s bagged up properly and left on the curb near the garbage cans on a certain day. If your garbage service does allow this, find out their rules first, so you can do it properly, or they may not pick it up.
- Hire a junk removal company of professionals. Some junk removal companies will go to your home and collect all the yard debris and haul it off for you. Usually, you pay a fee that depends on how much debris you fill their truck or trailer with, and you will need to be home to show them where the bags of debris are.
- Renting a roll-off container for yard debris. You can rent a roll-off dumpster to put your yard waste into it, and then the rental company will take it away when you are finished cleaning your lawn. Roll-off containers are generally open on the top to load with branches and heavier limbs, and they often have a door that opens in the back for you to simply walk into the container to put bags of leaves and grass clippings in it.
How to Get Started
The easiest manner to get rid of yard waste so your grass can flourish is to call for a dumpster rental. Professional companies, such as Tidy Bug Dumpsters can help you decide what size container you need and deliver it to you on your schedule. We will then pick it up when you are finished with your lawn cleanup and haul it away, so it’s out of sight and out of mind. It doesn’t get any easier than this! Contact us today for your yard debris cleanup jobs!