Removing Old Landscape
If you look to spruce up your property's landscape, you will need to consider tree and bush removal services. Removing old landscapes can be a daunting and time-consuming job. You can remove landscape on your own with the right tools, or you may find it to be easier to hire a tree and bush removal company to perform the work.
Performing Your Landscape Removal
First, look to see if your landscape was installed with weed blocker fabric. If it is, you would need to remove this first. You will need:
Begin by removing the mulch or rock covering your fabric in small sections. Consider moving the top layer to a different area, out of the way of your future project. We recommend laying a tarp down and moving the material away with your wheelbarrow. Keep in mind to place the tarp on a surface such as blacktop or gravel. Putting a tarp on the grass will kill the grass underneath.
As you move the material away in sections, you can cut the weed blocker fabric and dispose of it. Weed blocker fabric is best only used for rock landscapes or not at all. Mulch breaks down over time, leaving a fresh layer of topsoil to form over the material. New topsoil allows weeds to grow regardless of the fabric.
Once you've removed your fabric, you can assess your landscape. If you chose to leave plants or trees where they are, use care not to damage their root systems as you remove other plants. Depending on the age of the landscape, the root system may be quite extensive. If you encounter extensive systems, consider calling your local tree or bush removal service. Any medium to large trees should be professionally removed, even if you choose to continue removing the rest of the landscape by yourself. Tree removal can be dangerous when performed without experience.
To continue removing landscape on your own, you will need:
You will dig around each plant or shrub with your spaded shovel. As you dig deeper, you will be able to push the shovel under your plant and use leverage to bring it to the surface. Once you remove all of your plants, carefully use the rototiller to break up the remaining ground and level out the soil. Using a rototiller will be digging holes for your new landscape easier. Rototillers can be powerful tools. If you are renting one or borrowing one from a friend, be sure you can handle the power of the machine. Before tilling any area, inspect it for buried electrical or water lines.
Why Choose a Tree or Bush Removal Service
If you hire a landscaping company to design and install a new landscape, you can ask them to quote for landscape removal if it is not already included. Depending on the company, they may or may not be capable of this service, especially if tree removal is involved.
Tree and Bush Removal Service with Tree Services Peoria
Tree Services Peoria will perform your tree and bush removal to keep your landscaping project moving forward. Proper removal of large trees or shrubbery with extensive root systems will require a stump grinder, which landscaping companies may not have. Depending on the size of the trees or brushes removed, we will provide a wood chipper to break down the wood.
Our team of experienced workers will remove trees and bushes more efficiently than trying to do it alone. Depending on the number of removals, the team will have removal complete and equipment removed in a day or two, weather permitting.
For your free quote on your tree or bush removal service from Tree Services Peoria, contact us today! 309-273-1100