Reduce your yard waste size

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On this post we’ll be compacting branches and leaves, don’t spend extra money on taking your yard waste to a dump field. By using this method, you ‘ll be compacting your yard waste significantly.

These branches came from pruning a tree on my backyard and I am planning to throw them in my trash bin which is scheduled to be picked up weekly, here where I live we are not provided with a dedicated container for yard waste, so I need to reduce the size of my yard waste as much as possible.

How to reduce the size of my garden?

Tip:  after cutting the branches from your trees or shrubs, cut them into smaller sections of about 24″ long or so, but don’t start putting them in your trash bin right away let them for about 4 days; this will make the branches loose all their waster and will make them lighter in weight.

First you ‘ll need brake the branches in smaller lengths, about 12″ long or so, then collect them onto smaller piles, pick them up with a dust pan debris/trash picker and put them inside the container.

And here is where this tip and the fun begins, we’ll use a floor compactor to brake the branches by slamming the content in the bin constantly, this will reduce the size of the piles to up to 4 times or more!

If you don’t have a floor compactor you can try using a broom or other similar object to do this task. By doing this the branches will break and compact into smaller pieces, allowing us to fit more branches in our container this will work with 1″ diameter branches or smaller.

If you have ticker branches, I recommend you to them individually using gardening loppers into 24″ long sections or so for them to fit in your trash bin.

I hope you had enjoyed this quick tip on how to compact your yard waste.

What to do with too much grass?

One of the most common problems homeowners face is what to do with too much grass. It can be difficult to know how to best manage this surplus, but with a little bit of knowledge and some careful planning, it can be easy to handle.

The first step is to determine the cause of the overgrowth. Is the grass healthy and thriving, or is it growing in abundance because of a weed problem? Weeds can quickly take over an area and create an unmanageable mess, so it’s important to address them as soon as possible.

If the cause of the overgrowth is a lack of maintenance, then the first step is to mow the lawn at the correct height and to rake and bag the clippings. Make sure to water the lawn deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth. If the grass is in poor condition, it may be necessary to reseed the lawn.

If the problem is due to too much fertilizer, then the lawn should be dethatched and aerated to allow the fertilizer to be more effectively absorbed. Liming may also be necessary to counteract the effects of the fertilizer.

In some cases, overgrown grass may be a result of too much shade. In this case, the best solution is to thin out the trees and shrubs that are shading the lawn.

With a little bit of effort, it’s possible to get overgrown grass under control. With the right approach, it can be easy to maintain a healthy, thriving lawn.

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How to treat yard waste?

There are many ways to treat yard waste, and the most effective way depends on the type of waste and the local regulations.

One common way to treat yard waste is to compost it. Composting is the process of breaking down organic material into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. It can be done on a small scale using a compost bin or on a larger scale using a compost pile.

Another way to treat yard waste is to burn it. Burning yard waste is a way to dispose of it and also to generate heat.

Yard waste can also be bagged and sent to the local landfill.