Clearing overgrown land can be a huge undertaking.What was once open land can quickly become a tangled mess covered with brush, small trees, and tough weeds. But where to start? How to even begin to attack the mess and turn it into the clear space that you want? Start with the right tools.
One of those right tools is a brush mower or brush hog for clearing most large areas overgrown land. Choose a walk-behind model for walk-able areas, and a tow-behind model for really large fields and meadows. These machines are great for cutting through saplings and mowing through tall weeds and grass. The horsepower on these machines can determine how fast the job can be completed.
Another powerful tool is a chainsaw. Using this tool is ideal if you have larger saplings that cant be cut with manual cutters. Chainsaws come in a variety of different horse powers and bar sizes and need to be determined based on how large your trees are.
String trimmers, either the walk-behind type or the handheld type, are great for cleaning up fence lines and clearing thin weeds and grasses. For heavier-duty brush clearing, though, there are ways to turn your string trimmer into an even more powerful machine. You can add different kits onto your trimmer and convert it into a brush cutter that can take out much thicker material.
Another machine to clear brush is a stump grinder. If you have removed larger trees in your overgrown land, you have probably have some left over stumps. The quickest, easiest way to get rid of them is to grind them away with a stump grinder. There are other methods such as using chemicals but those can take months or years. You can rent a stump grinder for a flat fee at your local rental store.