Tips For Cleaning Up After Doing Yard Work

When you do yard work, you end up with quite a bit of yard waste afterward. While the big part of your job might be done, you now have to figure out what to do with all that waste. While putting it in your regular yard waste bin for pickup is an option, don't forget about some other things you can do with it.

Turn it Into Mulch

For one thing, you might be able to make some mulch with the yard waste. This allows you to reuse most of it and not have to throw any of it away. Mulch provides a wonderful substance that can be placed in your garden to help insulate the soil or can be placed around trees and plants to help them thrive. Natural mulch can be made right from home by using some of your yard waste, including twigs, leaves, and grass clippings, especially any dead or dying leaves you have swept up.

Use it For Kindle

Something many people don't consider using yard waste for is kindle, but this is a great option. If you have a  lot of branches, twigs, and other forms of wood following your yard waste project, why not save it for various fires? Perhaps you have a fire pit in your backyard and need some good kindle to keep it going, or you want to haul it away during a camping or beach trip to have a bonfire. You can cut the wood pieces into similar lengths, then bundle it up and tie it together to bring with you in the future. If you don't want to save it, you can also simply burn it right in your backyard to save room in the waste bin.

Make Compost

You can also use some of your yard waste to make a good-quality and organic compost. This is similar to mulch, but instead of sitting on top of the soil, you can actually add it into the soil to help feed your plants and vegetables. It improves the soil, which then can improve the quality of your herbs, vegetables, flowers, and plants. Grass clippings, branches, and fallen leaves are all great to add to your compost. If you have a compost bin, you can also use some of your food waste, such as egg shells and fruit skins.

Hire a Skip Bin

When you want to get rid of the yard waste, but don't have room in your regular yard waste bin, consider a skip bin hire. These are dumpsters that you have delivered to your home and park in your driveway or on the street in front of your home. You can throw away all your yard waste, then simply have the company pick it up.