A big selling feature for any home is a backyard. This is especially true for a family. Although there’s not much you can do out there when it’s raining, there is plenty of fun to be had in the summer sunshine. The goal is to make sure your backyard is safe for all that fun. To get your backyard ready for summer you should put the safety tips into action:
Check the Fence Line
A safe backyard begins with a sturdy fence. It is important that you inspect your fence throughout the summer especially after storms. If it’s a wooden fence, then you want to check for water damage or loose planks. A chain-link fence shouldn’t have any holes at the bottom where pets can get out. You should also make sure the latches on the gates are secure. As an added layer of protection, you can install alarms for your gates. Not only can this help keep intruders out but also keep your kids in.
Check for Rocks and Other Debris
If your kids like to dig, then they will probably dig up a lot of rocks. There’s no telling where those rocks could end up. If you done some landscaping and have left over pavers or bricks, then they could also find their way scattered throughout the yard. It might help to set up a “dirt zone.” This could be a corner of the yard with amount of fresh dirt that you cordon off with railroad ties. You can tell the kids that they can make whatever mess they want in that corner but everything stays in the dirt zone.
Check the Playground Equipment
Anytime you go to a playground outside your home, you should always do a quick inspection before letting your kids loose. The same principles apply in your own backyard when it comes to checking for rusty chains, exposed nails or loose screws. If you have a trampoline in your backyard, then you need to give special attention to that as well. You need to check the springs and the mat to make sure they are damaged before use.
After making all these inspections, you might discover you’ve got a lot of things to get rid of in your backyard. This is where it Junk King Seattle comes into play. These professional junk haulers can do terrific work around your yard clearing out all that unwanted rubbish. They also be able to take apart things like a trampoline or swing set. Everything gets safely loaded onto their truck in a single session. You’ll be amazed at how quickly Junk King Seattle can clear your yard of unwanted rubbish.
A nice backyard is a great selling feature for a home. It might even have been what attracted you to your home. As with the rest of the house, there is always room for improvement in that backyard. Just because there was a tire swing and tool shed out there when you moved in doesn’t mean you have to keep that. Perhaps this is the summer when you give your backyard the makeover it deserves. To help get you started, you’ll want to bring in the team from Junk King Seattle. A little clearing action on their part is just the thing to kick your backyard makeover into gear.
There is usually one standout feature for a great backyard. That might be a wide-open lawn or an extended wooden deck. It could be a sparkling swimming pool is what makes that space so great. To help achieve those kinds of features, you’ll need to do some clearing. An old deck will have to be torn up. Dirt and rocks will have to be removed for new lawn. As for the swimming pool, that is going to require a lot more professional digging but Junk King Seattle can certainly clear a path towards that end.
Most of the typical junk removal jobs handled by Junk King Seattle don’t involve dirt. That doesn’t mean they are afraid to get a bit grimy. You just don’t find a lot of mud removing a sofa! Don’t hesitate to call on Junk King to take away whatever you want gone from your backyard no matter how dirty it might be. These crews have cleared illegal dumping from vacant lots, pulled up weeds and cleared out hoarder junkyards. They can certainly handle whatever you’re throwing out!
Because you’re taking time out to schedule a backyard clean up with Junk King, you might consider extending that work to the rest of your house. The same Junk King crew who is going to remove yard waste can also work their magic in your garage, down your basement or up in your attic. They do all the lifting and loading so load them up! Getting the backyard of your dreams and house free of clutter starts with a call to Junk King Seattle.
Alot of restaurants in the Seattle area are going “farm fresh.” This means they buy their grocery from local growers. What was in the ground in the morning could be on your plate by dinner. You can certainly taste the fresh difference. There is nothing stopping you from getting those same taste sensations except for a little gardening.
What many Seattle residents with limited ground space are turning to is container gardening. This is where you have an assortment of pots growing all kinds of herbs and veggies. Many of these large pots are made from durable plastic which makes them easy to move and to afford. Container gardening is easy to manage as well. You’re not dealing with weeds or a lot of bending down and tilling. You grow what you need and keep it contained!
To make room for your container garden you still might have to clear out some yard debris. This could be stuff like an old grill that has seen better days or the kid’s swing set they out grew. Even overgrowth of weeds and shrubs could be trimmed away to clear a patch for your garden. All of that junk can be piled up for quick removal by Junk King Seattle.
Junk King is the Seattle based company of professional junk haulers who have made landscaping cleanup a part of their complete service package. When you hire Junk King you’ll actually be hiring two capable workers and a big truck. That’s the truck which will carry off all your yard waste. It’s the same truck that can take away anything else you want thrown out in the same trip. What shape is your garage in? Are there so many boxes in there that you can’t move around? Same for your attic? Your basement? Surely, you have much better things to do with all that wonderful space. As soon as you hire Junk King to clear it out, you can reclaim that space and turn it into a guest room, a home office or even a meditation room. Wouldn’t that be nice to come home to after a hard day at the office?
If you’re worried about paying for dumping fees or labor costs that’s not how Junk King Seattle charges. They only charge you a rate based on how much space your junk takes up on the back of their truck. If it turns out your junk takes up less space you’ll get a refund. If it takes up more space, you won’t pay any extra because the estimate is the locked down price! Give Junk King a call today and get your garden growing.
Now is your chance to be heard. According to the latest government press release about a cleanup project: “The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) seeks public comment on an amendment to a legal agreement with the owner of the Fox Avenue Building in south Seattle near the Duwamish River, which is undergoing an environmental cleanup. The amendment to Ecology’s 2012 agreed order with Fox Avenue LLC, would make the agreement consistent with recently updated state air quality cleanup standards. The company is conducting a cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination on and around its 2.5 acre industrial property at 6900 Fox Ave. S., about a block from the Duwamish Waterway. The amendment will have no effect on the cleanup work, which is proceeding on schedule.” Aren’t you glad you can share your comments about that? Actually, any time the government takes on a project that would impact the public there is always some hearing where folks can add their two cents.
Suppose there was a hearing held to discuss the cleanup around your own home? What kind of comments would you illicit? Perhaps you’d hear things like, “Why are you holding onto that piece of junk?” Or “Don’t you want to use that room for something other than a storage locker?” Or “You’re long overdue for getting rid of this stuff.” In fact, those might all be comments you’re telling yourself. Now you have a golden opportunity to take care of your cleanup project by partnering with Junk King Seattle.
When you schedule an appointment for junk removal with Junk King, you’ll be excited to see their 18-foot truck pull up to your home. That truck is going to be big enough to accommodate whatever you’re tossing out. Two workers will hop out of that truck and be under your command for all the removal chores. All you have to do is direct the crew to where your junk is. They’ll pick it up, take it down stairs and load it up into their truck. What could be simpler than that?
If you’re concerned about where your junk will end up, don’t be. Junk King Seattle takes great strides to make sure the vast majority of everything they collect is kept out of the area landfills. That should only be used for junk that can’t be recycled. You won’t have to worry about figuring out what piece of your junk should go where. The Junk King crews are all trained to know how to properly sort what they collect. Reduce your carbon footprint and clean out your home all with Junk King Seattle on your side. That’s a perfect way to kick off spring!
What happens when a mud or dirt slide occurs and blocks a road? Seattle residents who live near hillsides are all too familiar with this type of problem. Recently a slide of dirt tumbled down 55th SW blocking the access to Alki Beach. The Seattle Department of Transportation was alerted and a crew was dispatched the following day to handle the cleanup effort. Until then residents had to find a way to drive around the mess. Then there was the issue of who is going to pay for the cleanup. Is it the responsibility of the slope’s owner? Or does the city of Seattle pick up the tab because the dirt fell onto a public roadway that they’re supposed to maintain. According to officials at SDOT the question of how is going to foot the bill has not been resolved.
Do you have a dirt removal project that is unresolved as well? A pile of dirt happens because of displacement. You need to dig up something to plant or remove. The result is that dirt. But dirt can’t easily be thrown out. There are weight limits as to how much you can throw out in the weekly garbage pickup. Of course if you’re filling up your garbage can then there is no place for your trash to go. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take on a project in your yard that will require dirt displacement. It only means you need to partner up with a proper dirt removal company and that would be Junk King of Seattle.
Don’t let the word “junk” in their title fool you. Junk King Seattle can handle just about any type of removal you throw at them including dirt, sod, shrubs, tree branches or any other type of yard waste. And it doesn’t have to be “natural” yard waste. You could have patio furniture, birdbaths, sheds or even an old hot tub you want to get rid of. That’s all good to go with Junk King on your side.
After the Junk King crew has clear out your yard you can have them remove all the other stuff from your property whether that stuff is out in the garage, down the basement or up in the attic. The Junk King Seattle crew will do all the climbing of stairs. After everything is loaded up on their truck and you sign off on the job, they’ll be disposing of that stuff in the responsible way. For the bulk of collected items this means recycling that junk. That’s good for your personal carbon footprint and for Seattle. Don’t let things pile up. Hire Junk King today to clear it all out!
Have you grown weary of mowing your lawn? Do you dream of the day when you’ll never have to worry about that chore again? Even if you have gardening help to get the job done wouldn’t it be nice to save that money every month? You might consider a no-mow type of yard. This is where you would remove the grass and replace it with an ecologically sound alternative. We’re not talking about paving over the yard with concrete but looking for other viable alternatives such as stones, pebbles or wood chips. Once they go down you’ll never have to bust out the mower again.
Another alternative is to let you yard go a bit wild. Instead of grass, plant clover. This type of vegetation doesn’t overgrow itself and needs very little attention to thrive. Naturally, you could convert your entire yard into a garden zone. Many folks around Seattle have already done this and not just in the backyard but the front, too! As we make the transition from fall into winter, now is the perfect time to consider a radical new approach to your yard. But what are you going to do with all the yard waste you dig up? That’s easy: Call Junk King Seattle. They’ll handle all the removal.
Even if you’re not going to do a 100% you could still benefit from hiring Junk King to help with general yard waste removal before winter sets in and the snow shows up. Are there any fallen tree branches from the last storm still in your yard? What about all the leaves? A Junk King crew would be the perfect team to load up all that yard waste onto the back of their truck and have it carted off for good.
Junk King Seattle can also cart away any useless item from inside your home or garage you want to get rid of. If you’ve been hankering to fire up your arts and crafts work table then why not make space in the garage or spare room? Time to toss out the old furniture, unused gym equipment, box springs or e-waste that is taking up valuable space in your home. Maybe you’ll get rid of enough junk to set up a home office or guest room for out of town holiday visitors. You probably had great ideas for all that space in your home before the junk showed up. Have no fear; Junk King Seattle is standing by to erase all traces of that stuff once and for all.
When you’re ready to take the plunge give Junk King a call. Whether it’s for your outside or inside, Junk King can have you clear of clutter in no time.
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