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Yard Clean Up Guide

Is your yard in need of some TLC? Get your yard looking great again with these five yard clean up tips!

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by Jessie Breheim • September 30, 2022


After a natural disaster strikes, your yard may look like a natural disaster too! Severe weather such as hurricanes, tornados, storms, and strong winds can leave your yard in turmoil with branches strewn across your lawn, bald spots, and debris scattered about. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to restore your yard to its natural beauty. Add these five easy yard clean up tasks to your to do list: remove wood, pick up yard debris, mow the lawn, rake bald spots, and power wash areas in need. 

1. Wood Removal

Be proactive and remove overhanging branches that may cause damage to your home or branches that are likely to fall soon. Get a good quality pole saw to cut down overhanging branches and be sure to steer clear of the branches so you don’t get hit. For larger branches or trees that have already fallen, use a chainsaw to cut the wood into manageable pieces. If you’ll be using the wood for fires in the future, use a log splitter to cut wood to even smaller pieces. Then haul the excess wood to your wood pile and cover wood with a tarp to help prevent wood rot.

Watch how to use it on YouTube! DIY Dad: Sun Joe Pole Saw Review From Heartland America

chainsaw

Sun Joe Electric Chain Saw $54.99

The Sun Joe Chain Saw is perfect for cutting up branches in your yard as it powers through the toughest cutting jobs. It has a 14" bar with a automatic lubricating chain oiler and tool-less chain tensioning system.

kindle splitter

Kabin Kindle Splitter $39.99

The Kabin Kindle Splitter is the safest and most effective log-splitting system! It has an extra-wide mouth and tall base for cutting wide, long logs. It’s also crafted from 12 pounds of premium-quality cast steel and has a black, all-weather finish to withstand the outdoor elements.

2. Pick Up Yard Debris

Clean up yard debris to improve lawn health, safety, and the appearance of your lawn. According to lawinsider.com, yard debris includes grass clippings, leaves, hedge trimmings and similar vegetative waste generated from residential property or landscaping activities, but does not include stumps or similar bulky wood materials. Before you start, put on some work gloves and dispose of yard debris properly by placing it in bags and put the bags in your yard waste bin or take it to a compost site. Check with your city’s yard debris removal ordinances for more information on proper yard debris disposal. 

3. Mow the Lawn

Mowing the lawn with a lawn mower that has a bag will help clean your yard of natural debris. A lawn sweeper is another great tool for clearing your lawn of yard debris. Before you start, be sure larger sticks are picked up, there are no rocks in the way, and you’re wearing the proper attire. Wear close-toed shoes and long pants to better protect yourself from sharp objects that may propel from the lawn mower. It’s also helpful to wear work gloves to protect your hands and get a better grip.

lawn mower

Sun Joe 48V Lawn Mower Kit $259.99

4. Power Wash

After harsh weather strikes, it’s a good idea to use a pressure washer around your yard such as your driveway, patio, or sidewalk. These areas may have built-up dirt and debris from your yard and you don’t want the debris getting packed into your concrete during the chilly winter months. A pressure washer is also great for cleaning your yard tools so they’re ready for use the next time you need them.

pressure washer

Pulsar 40V Lithium-Ion Handheld Pressure Washer $199.99

This pressure washer is perfect for light- to medium-duty cleaning jobs around your outdoor space. The pressure washer comes with a siphon tube, 40V battery, charger, and rotating attachment.

Wheelbarrow full of yard debris

All Clear!

Cleaning up your yard doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult. By taking action and adding these yard clean up tasks to your to-do list, you can restore your yard and bring forth its full potential. And once you have your yard cleaned up and looking amazing, you can relax and have peace of mind knowing you were able to do it all on your own! Way to go!

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