tips for cleaning up your yard

Tips for Cleaning Up Your Yard

Keeping your Tucson yard clean will keep your property looking its best while discouraging pest activity. Just a few simple steps will ensure your yard remains clean and well-maintained all summer long. Renting a dumpster during your outdoor cleanup efforts will help to keep yard waste contained and make your job much easier.

Clean Up Landscaping

One of the simplest and most effective ways to clean up your yard is to address landscaping overgrowth. Prune trees, bushes, and other plants to keep them looking neat and remove any dead branches that may have been affected by cooler temperatures during the winter. If your landscaping incorporates mulch, rocks, or dirt, make sure these materials are contained within their designated areas using a rake or shovel.

Remove Debris

Yard debris is not only unsightly, it can attract rodents, termites, and other pests to your property as well. Perform a full walk-through of your yard and pick up any debris you find. In particular, pay attention to the areas immediately surrounding your home; leaving debris sitting against your home’s exterior extends an appealing invitation to pests and can also pose a fire hazard.

Address Hardscaping

Many Tucson homes make use of hardscaping elements, such as rock and concrete. Summer is a great time to check these areas and clean them up so they are both safe and beautiful. Clean up any loose gravel and refill the joints between flagstones or other pavers on walkways and around pools or garden areas. If your home has a gravel driveway, use a rake to even out the surface and rein in any pieces that may have escaped. You can also clean dirt, debris, and algae or mold from concrete and stone using a pressure washer with a low-pressure tip.

Santa Rita Waste Systems offers commercial and residential rolloff dumpster rental throughout the Tucson area. We are here to ensure your construction, remodeling, or cleanup project goes smoothly with efficient waste removal options suited to your needs. You can reach us by calling (520) 624-0550 or clicking on our online contact form.