Are you planning on a big yard cleanup before summer arrives so that you can show off your garden? A yard spring clean can be a mammoth task. Renting a dumpster is a good way to get your yard ready for summer. Read our tips for a green waste cleanup here.
Summer is on the Way
A garden spring clean is not only about the aesthetic appeal of your property. Dead plants, stems, and leaves that litter your beds could be unhealthy. They can harbor disease and fungus spores that could cause subsequent problems. The dead material can also hide weeds which get stronger and stronger as the season progresses and could eventually strangle or smother your beloved plants.
Once temperatures exceed fifty degrees, it is a great time to get into that yard and start the cleanup of winter’s mess. The reason for waiting until it warms up is that some garden helpers like bees might still be hibernating and you may inadvertently destroy their habitat. Another reason to wait is that your soil might be wet and walking on it will cause compaction, making future growth difficult due to lack of aeration.
Pruning of shrubs and trees is done at this time of year to strengthen future growth. This is a task that generates loads of waste too. When you take a look at the basics of spring gardening, you will realize that it is a big yet enjoyable job that generates large masses of green waste:
- Pruning your shrubs and trees to trigger new growth
- Removal of winter mulch that you placed in fall
- Removal of dead growth from your perennials
- Brushing back leaves that may smother your small plants
- Pulling out dead annuals
- Cleaning your vegetable beds and replanting for the season
- Pulling weeds before they gain a foothold in your beds or lawn
- Edging beds
Maintaining the Garden You Created in Spring
Spring is a busy time of year for gardeners, but it is important that you continue to work on the garden throughout summer. The big spring overhaul can be entirely wasted if you do not.
Depending on the type of lawn you have, it will need to be mowed weekly. You cannot allow the grass to get too long because you may then damage the roots when you eventually do mow it. In some areas where there is a lot of spring rainfall, you may need to mow as often as every four to five days, creating a constant supply of green waste.
Weeds need to be pulled at least weekly, adding to that landscape waste piling up. Depending on your yard size, you may need to rent a dumpster . Many cities will not collect yard waste with the regular trash pick-up, so you need to make a plan for the increased green waste you will have from spring to summer.
Rent a Dumpster to Make the Process Easier
You might think that the green waste you generate from this project will fill a few trash bags, but you will be shocked at the mass when you are done. Ideally, you should rent a dumpster for the clean-up. There are different sizes available depending on the size and condition of your yard. If your yard is small and in relatively neat post-winter condition, you could consider splitting the cost of a roll-off dumpster with your neighbor.
Contact a dumpster rental service, such as Bargain Bins, and speak to a consultant who will offer expert advice on what you need to get the garden waste disposal job done efficiently. Let our dumpsters be your yard cleanup secret weapon!