5 Tips For Garden Land Clearance

If you’ve just moved to a new home with a very overgrown garden, you’re probably itching to get it looking spruce and shipshape in time for summer. Maybe you have an exciting new landscape project, or you need a land clearance to make way for an extension.  Whatever your reason, here’s a few things to bear in mind.

  1. Plan your project first. Do you just want to clear overgrown shrubs and trees, or do you want concrete paths and patios broken up and removed? If you are employing a professional garden waste removal service, make sure you know exactly which area and which materials you want clearing, to avoid costly mistakes.


  1. Check before having trees taken down. If you have just moved into a new property, you need to check if any trees are protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). Removing a tree that is subject to a TPO, or is in a designated conservation area, or is over 5 cubic metres in volume, is an offence if prior permission has not been obtained.


  1. Make sure you have the right tools. Depending on the scale of the clearance, you will need a range of equipment, including gloves, secateurs, pruning saws, hedge clippers, spades, and skips. Sharpen up your shearers and cutters with a file before starting work, otherwise you will waste a lot of time and energy with blunt instruments!


  1. Cut up green waste. If you are tackling the clearance yourself, cut up branches and vegetation to make them easier for collection and transportation. If you are felling large trees, it might be a good idea to hire a wood chipper, which will grind down large lumps of wood into small chips.


  1. Remove fly-tipped rubbish responsibly. If your new garden is full of illegally dumped rubbish, be careful how you deal with it. It might contain dangerous toxic items which need professionally disposing of. Even though it is unlawfully dumped, it is still your responsibility to safely dispose of it and pay any costs incurred, according to Keep Britain Tidy.


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