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Your Yard Cleanup And Landscaping Project: Four Tips To Get Organized

by Vernon Silva

Whether you've just moved into a new home and have a messy lawn to tackle or you simply want to clean up and landscape your existing lawn for a new look, you'll want to take some time to get organized first. Having everything set up before you start your project can help to ensure everything goes smoothly. Here are some tips to help you get organized.

Order A Roll-Off Dumpster

A roll-off dumpster is ideal for getting rid of lawn waste, and renting one to keep on your property during your project makes it easy to get rid of branches, grass clippings, weeds, old bushes, and other unwanted material. Your dumpster rental company, like East Central Sanitation & Recycling, can remove the dumpster at the end of your project, or the company can empty out the dumpster more than once if you have a large project to manage . Be sure to check with your local government to acquire any necessary permits for the dumpster, and find out if there are any restrictions on where you can place the dumpster as well.

Map Out Your Lawn

Before you remove any sod or begin to plant any flowers, you'll want to make a map of your lawn. This will help you to decide where your plants will go, and it can also help you create a plan that allows for growth of your various flowers and bushes. If you are hiring a professional landscaper to help with your project, ask him or her to help you to create this map. Once everything is on paper, you can get a better idea of what your finished project will look like.

Purchase Outdoor Accessories

Have your outdoor accessories purchased and ready for placement in your yard once your project is completed. Keep them stored in a shed or in the garage for safekeeping. You'll also want to make a trip to your local nursery to acquire the plants, trees, and bushes you wish to put in your yard. If you will be planting with seeds or bulbs, consider contacting a botanical garden in your area, as you can sometimes purchase uncommon seeds and bulbs to make your lawn look unique.

Have A Contingency Plan

The weather can sometimes hamper your ability to get your landscaping project completed on time. If you are working with a landscaping crew, ask about their flexibility in the event of bad weather. You may also want to arrange to keep your roll-off dumpster for an extra day or two just in case you lose time due to a storm.

Once you have a plan in place and you have all of your plants and outdoor gear ready, you can begin to create a stunning yard you can be proud to show off to your neighbors.