5 Easy Ways to Reduce Yard Waste

If you live in the northern part of North America, then you already know that autumn can be a messy season when it comes to yard waste removal. Trees will soon shed their foliage, which will pile up in your yard and surrounding properties. Luckily, you can reduce the burden with some handy tips.

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While you can count on yard waste collection in Toronto to haul away your yard debris, a good approach is to lower the amount of organic waste from the start. There are a number of ways you can do this.

  • Convert portions of your lawn into a garden. If you have a large lawn, you’ll end up with a lot of grass clippings from routine mowing. At this point, you can either bag the clippings so yard waste pick-up in Toronto can collect it, or you can leave it on the lawn surface. The latter doesn’t look as nice, but it’s actually good for the soil. Meanwhile, you can also remove parts of the lawn to plant flowers/shrubs that will return in the spring or summer. This will also reduce the labour of cutting your lawn.
  • Choose plants that don’t shed as much. Certain plants are better than others when it comes to the number of petals they drop. For example, when choosing plants to replace grass, such as hostas or ferns, and others that require low maintenance (and look nice.) Also look for plants that will attract butterflies, such as the Black-eyed Susan.
  • Prune your trees regularly. You’ll still need yard waste removal by regularly clipping dead branches/leaves from the trees on your property. However, by being proactive, there’s less chance of leaves piling up onto the ground. It will also reduce any risk of dead branches landing on your head while enjoying your backyard.
  • Create a backyard compost pile. You can buy backyard composters that will accept all types of organic waste, from tree leaves to coffee grounds to some food scraps. Composted leaves create an ideal soil additive that can make your garden more fertile during growing season. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to add water and turn the compost pile occasionally, which requires time and effort.
  • Let a Yard Waste Removal Specialist Deal With It. The quickest way to rid yourself of yard waste is to call in yard waste pick-up in Toronto. This method doesn’t require a lot of work on your part (such as bagging leaves or bundling branches.) Whether your property has been affected by a storm, or you’ve done a lot of pruning, you can rely on yard waste collection in Toronto to make short work of it. Some of these companies can remove trees altogether if desired, or grade your property for better drainage.

Find out more about the benefits of hiring a yard waste removal to handle your property from 1-800-Rid-Of-It, and how to save 10%.

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