A lot of land in this country is sitting there, undeveloped and unused. You might want to use some of it for building, farming, or for planting a grove of trees and other plant life. But, it’s completely covered in brush and debris. If you have land that has become cluttered in this way, you might want to clear it out so you can use it to its fullest potential. To do this, you’ll have to do some brush cleaning. Depending on the size of the property and how much needs to be cleared, it can either be a simple job or a major project that will need the help of a professional with more specialized brush clearing tools.
What’s Involved in Brush Clearing
The scale and scope of a brush clearing project can depend on what needs to be removed from the property. If you’re just going to remove vegetation and other plant matter, it will be easier than removing tree stumps and large rocks. But before you start working, you should survey the area so you can see exactly what needs to be cleared. Boulders and other large obstacles will most likely need more specialized brush clearing machinery to remove, which will require the services of a professional. You may also decide not to remove everything. There could be some trees you want to keep. If that’s the case, you’ll have to come up with a plan for working around them.
In many cases, you can’t legally remove debris from a piece of land without getting a permit. Even if you’re the legal owner, this can be true because of certain factors (such as the need for dumpsters or clearing out trees). You should do some research before starting a brush clearing project because you don’t want to get a citation or pay a big fine. Research local zoning laws to find out what you need. And if you have to get a permit, you’ll most likely be required to pay a fee. The exact cost of this kind of permit will depend on the area in which you live, but it could be as high as $200. If you hire a professional that does brush clearing services, they’ll usually do the work of getting a permit for you.
Some smaller brush clearing projects may only need you to put on a pair of gardening gloves and pull out weeds, but most of them are going to be more involved. Some of the larger obstacles (such a tree stumps and boulders) need a special equipment to remove. Before you start brush clearing, make sure you know everything you might need to do the job. You’ll need some safety equipment, which can include the following:
- A long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
- A heavy-duty pair of gloves.
- A helmet.
- Eye and ear protection.
You’ll also need a variety of cutting tools, which can include but may not be limited to:
- A pruner for trimming branches.
- A weed whacker.
- Some type of saw.
- A stump grinder for tree stump removal.
- A mulcher to grind up plant matter (which can make the soil more fertile).
If you’re looking for a company that can do brush clearing in Corpus Christi, be sure to get in touch with Dawson Recycling and Disposal.