The infamous brush pile, it’s unsightly. Brush piles can attract all kinds of critters including ticks, rodents, fleas, and snakes. They also can cause wildfires because of their dry vegetation which can quickly catch fire and spread out of control. When it’s time to get rid of that hideous brush pile you need to come up with a plan on what you want the soil underneath to become. You also need to figure out how to discard of all that material. Below we look at some ways to remove that brush.
Haul it Off
Use a truck or trailer to haul off all your yard debris. To make it easier to unload, it is suggested that you put the largest pieces on the bottom with the stem facing the direction away from the vehicle. Make sure you have all branches and debris tied down securely with rope or tie downs. When its time to unload just pull the stem of the bottom piece and everything else on top should come with it.
You can rent or use your existing wood chipper to create a pile of mulch that would look great in your flower beds or around your trees. Wood chip mulch minimizes weeds weeds and helps plants retain water and heat in the winter. They also can be used in and around play-area surfaces. Use ear and eye protection and exercise caution. And always feed the machine more slowly than you think you need to.
Burning brush is not always the best solution. You first off need to find out if your city will let you burn brush on your property and if you need to obtain a burn permit or not. Some debris does not burn well and having a brush fire can create breathing problems for next door neighbors. Try to burn the brush in a hole or in a contained area where the fire can be easily contained and not catch other obstacles on fire fire.
The stump removal process is the more time consuming process of the two. It involves removing the tree stump and then digging out all the tree’s widespread roots. As you can imagine this process is time consuming and can involve heavy machinery in order to complete the job. You can remove the stump gradually over time by using chemicals that speed up the decomposing process. After completely removing the tree stump your left with an area free of roots and tree matter. Your able to put whatever landscaping you desire in that area. There are some issues to think about when considering tree stump removal. One of them is the initial cost. Which can be from 350 to 800 dollars depending on the size of the stump.
Stump Grinding Method
Stump Grinding is not as time consuming and is usually a more affordable alternative. This method usually takes under two hours to complete and cost anywhere from $100 to $400. In stump grinding the stump is mulched up into to tiny pieces of wood chips by a rotating blade. Stump grinding is much less intensive. Grinding is much more efficient than stump removal however it does sometimes leave some roots behind. If the stump is large, the chip pile produced can also be quite large, but the chips end up decomposing.
If you live in a rural area there is a good chance that your property has not been maintained in a long time. Your property has become overgrown and lost its curb appeal. Maybe you cant see your pond or other structures due to overgrowth. Customers who seek out bush hogging services usually do so to maximize their property for recreational activities or hobbies such as beekeeping or hunting. They could also use bush hogging services just a routine maintenance to keep their property manicured.
Overgrown property that has gotten out of control is detrimental to surrounding properties. Not only does it look bad, it can cause dangerous insects like ticks and yellow jackets to thrive which can have an adverse effect on surrounding neighbors. Another issue is poisonous snakes such as water moccasins and copper heads which tend to enjoy heavily vegetative areas that have thick grass.
Dead overgrowth can also add to the dangers of brush or forest fires. Having an area that has not been maintained on a regular basis can add fuel for brush fires that are caused by sparks from nearby neighbors or lighting storms. This brush is very combustible and dry. Having a mulched up or cut lot minimizes this chance of fire drastically.
Sometimes it becomes essential to remove dead or diseased shrubs in order to make way for healthier, vibrant plants. Older shrubs can take away from curb appeal so it's best to take them out as soon as possible. Below we look at the steps needed to remove shrubs that are past their prime.