3 Alternatives to Burning Yard Waste

Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 5:05PM

3 Alternatives to Burning Yard Waste

Between afternoon thunderstorms, severe weather, and high winds, the potential for accumulating organic debris is heightened during the summer months. However, it’s not always easy to dispose of unwanted yard waste.

Some municipalities place a limit on the amount of yard waste collected at one time, while others have only once-weekly (or even bi-weekly) pickup. Homeowners who wish to avoid unsightly piles of yard debris are left with few other options.

Still, health experts and environmental advocates agree that burning should be avoided. Particularly in the summer months, burn bans and dry conditions could create unpleasant consequences. Thankfully, there are other options. Here are some of the most popular:

1) Leaf Control  

You may have seen landscaping trucks in your neighborhood with a large hose attached. These leaf vacuums have rapidly grown in popularity in recent years. Aside from professional services, some cities will even vacuum up leaves free of charge with advanced notice.

These days, more Palm Coast homeowners choose to compost. When properly maintained, a compost pile can produce nutrient-rich (and free) organic fertilizer to help beautify the exterior of your property all year long.

Another great idea for removing leaves, twigs, and smaller yard debris is to use a mulching lawnmower. Specialized blades cut this yard waste into small pieces that can then be absorbed into your lawn as fertilizer. A skilled and qualified landscaping company can help you with this option.

2) Clear the Area

Large trucks aren’t the only option to remove bigger yard debris. Mobile chippers can be rented from most Volusia County home improvement stores, enabling you to produce on-site mulch for use in your garden. There are also many private companies that specialize in this work.

Personal hauling is also an option in some locales. However, while this idea eliminates the need to wait for city haulers, it’s not a viable choice for many homeowners.

When you work with a trusted and reputable landscaping service, along with dazzling outdoor art, you get the peace of mind that the area will be properly cleaned and maintained once work has been completed. Trimmings and yard waste won’t be left behind, and will no longer be a consideration for you. 

3) Get Professional Assistance

In addition, professional landscapers are experts at minimizing yard debris, while maximizing the aesthetic beauty and function of your property.

While it can be tempting to tackle yard projects on your own, there are big benefits to working with skilled and qualified landscaping professionals. For instance, many homeowners are unaware of the many simple and affordable upgrades and enhancements available to make their properties the talk of the neighborhood. 

For more than 10 years, we’ve delighted countless homeowners in Daytona Beach and the surrounding region with our innovative property enhancement solutions. From lawn and tree care, to landscape design and installation, hardscaping, and more, we have products and services to match every budget and plan. Contact us today to finally realize the landscape of which you’ve always dreamed.  


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