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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

Land Clearing And Minor Upgrades For A Residential Parcel

by Charlotte White

A parcel of land that previously had a mobile home set up on it may be the perfect setup for the modular home that you will be purchasing in the spring. Before you invest in the property, learn about the features that the property possesses and plan on the land clearing steps that you will take to make your outdoor property pleasant and accommodating.

The Natural And Permanent Features

There may be a mix of natural and manmade features on the land including trees, shrubs, flowering plants, or even a shed or a porch. When you tour the property, look for signs of damage. Broken tree limbs, leaning trees, or trees that have been uprooted will need to be cleared from the property.

If you own power tools and have cut logs in the past, you may be able to tackle some of the issues yourself and can even accumulate some firewood that can be used during the winter. For extensive signs of damage, a tree contractor should be hired to safely cut up the wood and haul it away. Try to come up with a landscaping plan that will incorporate what is already present on the land.

Just because the property looks unkempt for the time being does not mean that it won't be transformed into a beautiful and welcoming setting once a lot of the overgrowth is removed. If the previous owners left their shed or porch behind, you may be able to use one or both of the features. After clearing the property, you can tackle the cleaning and upgrading of the permanent features.

The Septic Tank

Since someone previously resided on the land, there is probably a septic system installed underground, and hopefully, the tank will be large enough for your needs. Check with the seller, to determine the size of the tank and the date that it was installed. If there are uncertainties surrounding the septic system, you can have the property assessed and an inspection of the septic tank performed.

An older or damaged system will need to be replaced, and this could alter your decision to invest in the particular parcel that you have been pursuing. If the monetary amount necessary for the upgrade doesn't deter you from purchasing the land, the property will be dug up in the area where the new tank will be installed, and this will require you to plant grass seed or foliage once the job is complete. After all of the land clearing steps and upgrades have been performed, hire a person to haul away any debris that remains on the property.

For more information, contact a land clearing service in your area.