Spring is just around the corner! The weather is warming, the clocks are about to change, and the days are getting longer. We’re just about to have even more reasons to get outside! To fully enjoy your own backyard, add this spring yard cleanup list to your weekend plans.
Spring Yard Cleanup List
Broken branches: Did you can make your own mulch by using it on fallen branches, shrubs, and other wood debris? Wood chippers can be rented by the day. Just use caution when using one!
Leaves: Fallen leaves prevent your grass from getting the necessary sunlight. Plus, they are great hiding spots for a variety of pests. If you didn’t have the opportunity to rake in the fall, now’s the time to do it. Use these tips for yard waste cleanup to help.
Unused firewood: Did you know termites and other pests like to get cozy in your firewood stack? If your firewood won’t be good for next winter, consider throwing it in the rented wood chipper, too, for mulch.
Broken equipment: If your old weed whacker isn’t going to cut it this season, you can make some room in your garden shed for something new. If it’s still in working condition, see if anyone local would like it. You can also take it apart and recycle the separate components for an eco-friendly solution to disposing of it.
Tips for Yard Waste Cleanup
As much as you enjoy the beautiful sight of the trees changing colors in the fall, those leaves will make their way down to your lawn, leaving you with a weekend full of work. We compiled a list of tips for yard waste cleanup to help you approach this daunting task.
Choose the Right Time
Take a look at the trees. If they are still covered in leaves, you might want to wait a few more weeks before starting your cleanup, or you might need to repeat the process. Once there is good groundcover and many leaves have fallen, it’s time to get started.
Expect to spend more than a few hours cleaning up, depending on the size of your lawn. Many people end up spending an entire weekend working to get their lawn clear of debris.
Get the Right Supplies
You can attach a leaf collector to some lawnmowers. That is, by far, the easiest way to remove your leaves. Otherwise, you’ll need to rake them into piles with a rake or leaf blower, and then collect them in designated yard waste bags.
Make a Plan
Decide where you’ll start and where you’ll end. Many people choose to start at the back of their yard and work their way to the front.