When we think of spring cleaning, we tend to think mostly of indoor projects. Cleaning out the garage. Decluttering the basement. Going through our closets and pulling out garments we don’t wear anymore. Cleaning up the dust, pet dander, and other debris that has built up on surfaces throughout the winter months. By all means, though, your spring cleaning routine should also include some attention to your yard. A yard waste dumpster rental can make it that much easier to execute springtime cleanup and landscaping projects for your yard.
Your Springtime Yard Cleanup Checklist
Even a well-maintained yard can start looking pretty decrepit over the course of the winter. Between cold weather, snow, and melting snow, your yard might look brown, flooded, or generally in ill health. Of course, a lot of these issues will take care of themselves as the spring season moves forward. Your grass will start growing again, the trees will blossom, and the flowers will begin to bloom. In a month or two, your yard will look likely and beautiful again.
With all that said, the fact is that you can do a few things to get your yard back into shape sooner. Your springtime yard cleanup checklist might include steps like:
Raking up leaves: If there are trees in your yard, then there are probably still leaves strewn about from last fall. Your yard might also be littered with twigs and branches that broke off the trees under the weight of the snow. Raking up the debris and removing it will clean up your yard for a new season.
Prune trees, shrubs, hedges, or other plants: Even the most resilient plants can be damaged by heavy snow and bitter cold. Trimming damaged or dead branches from shrubs, trees, hedges, or other plants can make for a healthier growing season for those plants. In other cases, you might have to prune healthy plants that have become a bit overgrown in the past year. Evergreen trees, especially, tend to need some strategic pruning in the springtime.
Clean other litter out of the yard: Is there other litter that needs to be cleaned up before you can start work on your yard? If you have a dog, you might need to go around the yard cleaning up dog waste. There could also be pieces of garbage that have ended up in your yard some way or another. Collecting this junk should be one of your first steps in the spring.
Mow the lawn: Your lawn may or may not be very long at this point, depending on whether you mowed it in the fall and how much snow you had. However, giving the lawn a quick, low-cut mow early in the spring is a good idea. Mowing at this stage can help clean up some of the dead grass on the ground, making way for healthier growth in the months to come. An early spring mow can also help clean up snow mold if you have that issue.
Plant and landscape: What does your landscaping plan look like this year? Whether you are planning on building a new garden, planting a few trees, or simply dotting the yard with flowers, you should start the planting process early in the summer. Other landscaping tasks, such as mulching certain parts of the yard, should also happen now. Depending on the extent of your landscaping, you might need to do some extensive digging or sod removal. And don’t forget to shore up the more damaged-looking parts of your lawn with fresh seed!
Making a point of completing these tasks in April or May will ensure a green, glowing yard by June and July. You’ll have to set aside some time to do the work, but you’ll be thankful you did when the time comes for summer grilling or warm weather entertaining.
Make Your Yard Cleanup Easier with a Yard Waste Dumpster Rental
Most of the tasks discussed above result in a considerable amount of waste and debris. Piles or bags of leaves; excess dirt; clumps of discarded sod; sticks or twigs; etc. If you have a big yard, you might have a place near the back of the property where you can build a pile of firewood or start a compost pile. In many places, though—especially suburban areas where homes are close to one another—there might be no yard space to spare. Where do you put all that yard waste from your spring cleanup project?
The solution you need is a yard waste dumpster rental. From leaves and grass clippings to sticks, logs, and stumps, virtually any landscaping waste can go in a yard waste dumpster. You can fill the dumpster as you work, getting yard waste out of the way so you can move on to other parts of the project more quickly. Best of all, when you finish the job, your junk removal company will come and haul the dumpster away. You won’t have to worry about finding a place on your property to pile up yard waste because it will all be gone in just a matter of days.
Finding the Right Dumpster Rental
As you shop for a dumpster rental for yard waste disposal, remember that not all dumpster rental businesses provide this service. Dumpster rentals are often meant more for the interior cleanouts mentioned above, like garages and basements. Some dumpster rental companies don’t offer yard waste or require you to rent a specific type of bin for yard waste.
While no dumpster rental company will let you mix yard waste with standard household junk like electronic waste or old, unwanted childhood toys, some businesses are a bit more flexible than others. For instance, it’s not a bad idea to look for a dumpster rental company that lets you throw shingles, plasterboard, or other outdoor building materials into the yard waste bin. Many homeowners pair landscaping projects with improvements to the outside of their homes. In such cases, it can be nice to have one bin where you can deposit everything.
As for other areas of focus, try to find a dumpster rental company that offers eco-friendly service and fair pricing. Especially for yard waste dumpsters, it’s smart to look for rental companies that price their bins according to the amount of space you use. Many dumpster rental businesses have pricing structures that bill in “flat rates,” based on the size of the dumpster you rent. The problem is that predicting what dumpster size you need is not easy. How many cubic yards of debris are waiting in your yard to be cleaned up? It’s hard to know for sure until you are dumping clubs of dirt, piles or leaves, or pieces of wood into the bin.
Don’t let the unpredictability of your yard waste removal project cost you extra money. You don’t want to rent a yard waste dumpster that is too big, because you’ll end up paying for space you don’t use. Instead, choose a dumpster rental company that bills according to how much dumpster space you actually use. That way, you will be getting your money’s worth without sacrificing quality of service.
A yard cleanup is a smart step in any spring cleaning project. However, the fact is that most people don’t have the means of hauling yard waste away from their property. Taking bags of unwanted junk from your house and loading them into the trunk of your car is one thing; doing the same with bags of dirty yard waste is another. With a yard waste dumpster rental, you’ll never have to worry about the logistics of a yard cleanup again.
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