If you've recently bought a rundown old property to renovate, then you no doubt have an abundance of projects on your to-do list. Almost invariably, rundown old properties also come with a derelict and neglected garden that also needs a considerable amount of work. Clearing out the garden to make way for a new, modern and attractive outdoor area is one of the bigger tasks when it comes to returning an old home to its former glory.
For large gardens or those that are severely overgrown, this may seem like a daunting and extremely time-consuming task. Fortunately, there are ways that you can speed up the process and also save yourself a considerable amount of back-breaking labour. Here are two ideas that will help you to get your old garden looking clean and ready for landscaping in no time.
1. Hire a bobcat
Bobcats are small earthmoving machines that can be hired from most plant hire companies. They're tough enough to complete many different gardening tasks but they can be operated without any special licence requirements and they're fairly simple to use. The company you hire your bobcat from will give you a thorough rundown on how to operate it.
A Bobcat hire can serve several different purposes when clearing out your garden. They're great for stripping out old shrubs, garden beds and small trees. You can also use them to level out the soil once the unwanted foliage is removed. Finally, you can use them to move the green waste to a location that's convenient for disposal.
2. Hire a skip bin
Skip bins are large, portable steel bins that are delivered to your home by a skip bin company. There are a number of different types of bins available that cater to different types of waste. For a garden clean out, opt for a bin that's designed for the collection and disposal of green waste.
Once your green waste skip bin has been delivered to your home, you'll be able to load it up with all of the waste that's been created during the clearing out of your garden. It's helpful to have the bin on site while you have the use of your hired bobcat. This will make loading up the skip bin a fast and easy task rather than having to load it all in by hand.
Once you've cleared out the garden and had the green waste removed and disposed of, your garden will be a fresh, blank canvas. Then, you'll be able to move on to the more enjoyable task of planning and implementing your attractive new garden design.