Landscaping material is often put into garbage bags and tossed out with the next day’s trash. Many are unaware of the natural goodness that landscaping material has on the environment, and how it can be recycled. Landscaping material offers the smart landscaper natural nutrients for the ground, compost, and other useful benefits.
Trees are made of wood that can be very useful landscaping material once chopped, pruned, or cut. Trees are often credited as being the main problem in many overgrown yards. Often when landscaping begins trees are some of the first things to be pruned, chopped, or cut. Typically the materials from trees are chopped into a fine dust and packaged for the garbage truck. Wood from trees can however offer benefits to the smart landscaper that keeps the materials after the job is finished.
Wood from trees such as branches, and roots can be used as fire wood. Wood from trees can also be used for furniture, fences, and even paper products. Often companies will purchase certain types of wood from private land owners. Barbeque restaurants are known to purchase certain types of hickory and oak woods for their slow wood burning ovens. By using the wood for household needs, or selling it for profit you are gaining something from what would have been waste.
Don’t rake those fallen leaves out of your yard just yet. Research has shown that landscaping material such as fallen leaves can benefit the ground in several important ways. By simply leaving the leaves on the ground your yard can protect itself from flood, creating sidewalks, and even growing weeds. Fallen leaves also contributes to recycling nutrients back into the soil for future fertile growing. Once you have these nutrients back into the ground the next round of flowers, trees, and plants will grow more quickly. The more quickly these things grow the more robust your garden will look.
Grass clippings, another landscaping material, can really fill up quick in those bag based mowers. You can feel free to let the grass clippings fall where they may. Grass clippings left untouched after mowed will provide nutrients to the ground, and naturally dissolve with time. Grass clippings should be carefully toiled when irrigating a piece of land, so that they do not compromise the irrigation process. Also you can use weeds as fertilizer if you cut them up in your lawnmower. Simply lay a stack of weeds flat upon some grass and apply the mower. You will get instant fertilizer for free form the weeds you were going to toss out in the garbage. This will help you stay fiscally fit when caring for your lawn.
Shrubs when cut into small pieces can benefit the ground it sits on. Typically when shrubs and weeds are clipped from the ground they are tossed out with the trash, or with the gardener taken to the local landfill. Shrubs can actually help nutrients and organic matter reenter the soil. Landscaping material such as shrubs, and weeds can be helpful to your lands vitality.