Monthly Archives: April 2013

Richmond Virginia Yard & Landscaping Cleanup

If you stare out into your backyard and wonder “What went wrong with my garden?” it might be time for a little inspiration. The Garden Club of Virginia is putting on their 80th annual Historic Garden Walk. All cross the state there will be up 32 separate tours that will take visitors through nearly 250 homes and gardens. Here in Richmond the neighborhoods for the walk will be Chatham Hills and Windsor on the James, Laburnum Park; and Windsor Farms and Rothesay Circle and Loch Lomond.

Even if you don’t get a chance to take the tour, you could drop over to your closest Home Depot or other nursery to see what’s in bloom. That might be enough to fire up your passion for gardening. Whether you’re going for flowers, produce or a combination of both you’re going to want to start with a clean backyard. That’s where Junk King of Central VA can be a big help.

Although “junk” might be in their company name, Junk King Central VA is happy to haul away whatever you’re throwing out. That could mean piles of sod, mounds of dirt, construction & concrete debris, a hot tub, a swing set, planters, a BBQ grill or patio furniture. Pretty much anything that is taking up space in your yard that you want to toss out can end up on the back of the Junk King truck. Even fallen tree limbs from the last storm can be loaded up and taken away.

The Junk King crew can live up to their name by also helping you clear out the clutter from your garage, basement, attic or closets. Yes, some of what you’re throwing out might have a “history” but that doesn’t mean it is of any value. Do you really need a ping-pong table that nobody plays with? Do you need a mattress that no one will ever sleep on again? Do you need a sofa without any spring?

Getting rid of big stuff will let you take back the storage space in your home. Your garage can become a arts and crafts area or you could even start parking your car in there again! The basement can be upgraded to become a high-end screening room for the whole family to enjoy.

As for the closets, it should be out with the old and in with the new. The general rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used something in six months get rid of it. That could mean a full Junk King truck and that won’t be a problem, because you’ll be clutter free for once!

Richmond Virginia Concrete Disposal and Recycling

Is this the spring season when you’re finally going to repave that cracked up driveway? Will you be pouring cement for a new patio deck? While it might seem like those types of jobs would require a experienced contractor you’d be amazed at the kind of helpful resources there are out there to turn them into DIY projects.

The simplest type of concrete is ready-mix. All you need to do is add water and you’re good to go. This is probably best used for small patch jobs. For something as big as a driveway or patio, you can order up transit-mix concrete. This would be the delivered out of the back of those big cement trucks. The mixing will be done in advance. All you need to do is prep the area for pouring and let the cement fly. You could condense that process by renting your own cement mix trailer. This is something you can hitch up to the back of your SUV and use for the weekend. You’ll have to make your own concrete but it lets you be in total control. Check out YouTube for concrete mixing and pouring “how to” videos. There are dozens.

In terms of prepping the area where you’ll be pouring cement, it’s going to mean breaking up that old concrete and getting rid of it. You might soon discover that the breaking up part is easy. It’s that “getting rid of it” that’s the real challenge. That’s where Junk King Central VA can be a big help. They won’t have any trouble showing up to your home and hauling away all the busted chunks of concrete. You certainly can’t toss that out in the garbage and you might not have a truck big enough for the job. Junk King has you covered. In fact, you could just bust up the concrete and leave it fracture for the Junk King Central Virigina crew. They’ll get it to where it needs to go.

On that same trip that has the Junk King crew removal concrete they can also take away any other oversized item you want to finally toss out. This can include furniture, appliances, auto parts, grills and even a hot tub. All of that will go on the same truck as the concrete. The Junk King crew will then do the sorting to make sure all your junk gets to where it needs to go. Whether it’s a recycling center or certified landfill, you’re guaranteed that your junk will be disposed of the right way. Call Junk King Central VA to find out how that can get rid of your junk in any form!