The backyard is arguably one of the most neglected parts of homes, possibly due to busy lifestyle schedules or homeowners’ laziness and procrastination habits.
Still, there are many benefits to having a rubbish-free backyard. For starters, it enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home and prevents disease-causing pests and organisms from breeding. Moreover, the yard is where you, your friends and family members hang out to relax and have fun. It, therefore, needs to be clean and welcoming at all times.
If you are fed up with the untidy backyard on your property but wondering how to clean it up, the following tips to keeping your backyard rubbish-free will get you started.
1. Plan ahead
Tidying up the yard is a daunting task, and it is understandable why you would wish to postpone it. However, planning allows you to break the exercise into smaller manageable tasks. Besides, planning will help you ascertain what kind of rubbish is in your yard and the appropriate equipment and protective clothing you need. Some these tools include leather gloves, gumboots, face masks, a rake, rubbish bins, shovel, lawn mower, brush cutters and a wheelbarrow.
However, planning allows you to break the exercise into smaller, manageable tasks. Besides, planning will help you ascertain what kind of rubbish is in your yard and the appropriate equipment and protective clothing you need. Some of these tools include leather gloves, gumboots, face masks, a rake, rubbish bins, shovel, lawn mower, brush cutters and a wheelbarrow.
Set aside a day when you can clean and ensure everything you need is in place by then. Consider spreading the cleaning tasks over several weekends if your yard requires much cleaning.
2. Get a backyard storage shed
It is not unusual for you or your family members to leave their stuff behind after spending time in the garden. It could be toys, no-longer-used personal effects, tools, supplies, camping gear or workout equipment. Since it might not be practical to bring these things into the house, consider setting up a backyard storage shed for the items. If you no longer have ant use for the items, get rid of them by having a garage sale, giving them out or hauling them away to the landfill.
3. Secure loose items
Go around the backyard and collect any out-of-place items such as branches, twigs, broken patio furniture pieces, discarded BBQ grills, leftover bricks, broken flower pots or any other unwanted item. Then, trim all the bushes and hedges to make the property look good and using the rake, assemble the fallen leaves, debris and twigs into one spot. Furthermore, you must mow the lawn to keep the grass short and free of pesky pests like mosquitoes.
If you have any pets, examine the yard for animal waste and scoop out any that you find and dispose of it accordingly, preferably in a separate rubbish bin dedicated for animal waste.
Furthermore, you need to mow the lawn to keep the grass short and free of pesky pests like mosquitoes. If you have any pets, examine the yard for animal waste and scoop out any that you find and dispose of it accordingly, preferably in a separate rubbish bin dedicated for animal waste.
4. Divide the wastes into compostable and non-compostable piles
Although you need to dispose of all the trash, rubbish removal companies do not collect every type of waste. Home Guides recommends dividing the waste into either compostable or non-compostable.
Things such as biodegradable wastes like wood, twigs, leaves and fallen fruits should fall in the compostable materials, while plastics, electronics, furniture and metallic items should be in the non-compostable pile.
Place the compostable items in a compost pile and think of how to discard the non-degradable items
5. Schedule for Hauling
After separating the rubbish into compostable and non-compostable, you need to organise for how to get rid of it. Decide whether to haul the trash to the landfill on your own or to enlist the services of a rubbish removal company. If you opt for self-hauling, make sure to call in advance to verify the dumping hours and acceptance criteria. Also, make sure you have the right hauling equipment. After all, landfills operate under strict regulations.
If you opt for self-hauling, make sure to call in advance to verify the dumping hours and acceptance criteria. Also, make sure you have the right hauling equipment. After all, the landfills operate under strict EPA policy Guidelines. Due to the challenges associated with self-hauling, it is wiser to leave the rubbish-hauling tasks to experienced waste removal experts for your peace of mind.
6. Enlist professional waste removers
Cleaning the backyard is not a one-time affair, at least if you wish to maintain a long-lasting, lush look. You need to do it as often as possible. Therefore, if you lack the time, will or skill to keep your backyard rubbish-free, it is best to contract qualified and competent backyard rubbish removal contractors experienced in yard cleaning.
Thanks to their experience and expertise, your backyard will always maintain its relaxing charm, much to your delight and those who spend time on it.
Additionally, professional waste removers can help dispose of green or garden waste. This allows for backyards with plenty of trees or gardens to keep as clean as possible during all seasons.
7. Create a Yard cleaning timetable
Regardless of how thoroughly you cleaned the backyard, rubbish and debris will still start piling after a few days. If you neglect the garden, it will be full of trash after a while. Therefore, it is prudent to schedule regular yard cleaning exercises.
The Australian Department of Health recommends creating a Yard Cleaning Timetable Depending on the number of users and frequency of use, weather conditions and type of pet you own; you could choose to clean the yard twice a week, weekly or after every fortnight.
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