In order to provide conditions for the proper development of new plants, ground clearance is a must. This means that prior to planting any new plant; the ground must be cleared of any weeds because they can prevent the growth of the new plant. Site clearance is not a difficult task, but you need to start this process with a good plan. The following is a short list of site clearance tips for landscaping that can help any homeowners, regardless of the size and shape of their yard/garden.
As we all know, using a weed killer is a must in a situation like this. However, if you want to get the most from this product, it is the best idea to use it in early summer and/or later spring (May, June, and July). The reason is simple – this is the period of the year when weeds start to grow fast and at the same time, it is very vulnerable to the chemicals found in modern weed killers. If the weeds are well-developed, it is much harder to get rid of them.
Fully grown strong weeds, especially the ones like horsetail or ground elder, are often very stubborn and difficult to remove with a simple weed killer. That’s why experts recommend using a stick to damage the weeds before the weed killer is applied. By doing this, the weed will be forced to absorb the chemical content.
If you have some unwanted or damaged trees in your garden, it’s best to get help from a professional tree surgeon. These experts can easily remove not only the tree but also roots. Once the tree is completely removed, the hole that’s left must be filled with quality topsoil and prepared for planting.
If stubborn weeds can’t be eliminated manually, then you should consider hiring a rotary scythe.
Big brambles should be cut down first, as close to the ground as possible. When you notice a new shoot, you should use brushwood killer to deal with this problem.
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