Land Clearing Tips And Recommendations To Improve Your Property

Land Clearing Tips And Recommendations To Improve Your Property

29 December 2020
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Any undeveloped land you own, whether it is on your property's lot or next to your home, offers endless possibilities for improvement when you have the ability to clear the land efficiently. Here are some tips to help you out with your upcoming project to clear your land and begin to landscape the area.

Establish a Plan

Before you should begin the work to clear any land on your property for landscaping improvement, you need to assess the area and establish a development plan. There may be elements in your land that you want to keep in place and landscape around to make them part of your landscape project.

For example, if part of your land includes a boulder pile that you want to leave in place due to the expense of moving them or their visual interest, you will need to include this area into your landscape plan. Consider following this same procedure if there are any trees or other native vegetation you want to keep, such as mature cottonwood trees or a native cactus. Be sure you mark these areas off in your yard so your contractor does not inadvertently remove them and cause damage.

Rent Equipment

After you have made a plan for your landscaping, you will know which areas will need to be leveled or graded, and what materials will need to be cleared out of the soil. Construction equipment that you can rent for your project is a great option if you plan to do the work yourself. Otherwise, your landscape professional will provide their own equipment to move and level areas of the landscaping.

Clearing your land for improvement will require you to remove rocks, weeds, and other vegetation growth in an efficient manner. When you rent a skid steer or equipment with a soil grader, you will be able to remove the debris from your property and prepare your yard for irrigation and sod installation as well as other vegetation plants to be installed. Even if your yard is not expansive, doing all the land clearing with a shovel by hand can take a significant amount of time, so a mini excavator will be ideal to maneuver around within your yard to complete the land clearing project.

Arrange For Topsoil Delivery

After you have cleared off the debris from your land and disposed of it through a waste disposal or by your landscape professional, you will likely need to supplement the soil with new topsoil. It is convenient to order as much topsoil you will need to cover your yard and to add in the appropriate grading around your home's foundation. 

Contact a land clearing service for more information.