When I tell people that I'm the landscaper who looks after our team's football field they are really impressed, and a little jealous. I don't think they know how much work it is though - it's definitely trickier than keeping your backyard looking green. Not only does my football field need to look lush, it also needs to be perfectly even so that the ball doesn't bounce at crazy angles, and not so soft that the players boots sink in. I need to keep up with all of the latest tricks that landscapers have, and I write these up here so that everyone can give them a try on their own fields.
Generally, your parcel of land might contain natural vegetation, especially when it has been left unused for years. However, you might choose to clear all the vegetation for an upcoming project, including construction, farming, landscaping, etc. While you might think that clearing land is a simple project, there is a lot involved. There are numerous critical considerations to observe when clearing vegetation on your piece of land. Please take a look at some of them below.
Size of Your Piece of Land
The first consideration when planning to clear vegetation is the size of your land. The size of your plot will determine the piece of equipment you should use to perform vegetation clearing. For instance, you can choose small-sized earthmoving machines or tractors for smaller parcels of land to handle the task efficiently.
However, if you have a vast tract of land, hire or invest in more powerful machinery to speed up the land clearing process. Other aspects that the size of your land will impact include the time taken to complete the project and its cost.
The Existing Vegetation on Your Land
Another critical consideration before undertaking a land clearing project is the existing vegetation type on your land. If it only contains small shrubs and bushes, you might want to consider less powerful equipment to clear them out.
However, if the land contains large trees and thick vegetation, opting for more advanced and powerful equipment can help you complete the task quickly and efficiently. It would help if you remembered that specific laws protect certain tree species more than others, especially indigenous ones.
The Intended Use of Your Land
What do you plan to use your piece of land for after clearing? Some projects, such as construction, might entirely demand clearing out the area. However, if you plan a landscaping project, you might leave some trees to enhance its beauty and natural aesthetic. Additionally, if you are building a residential home, leaving some trees in strategic locations would be advisable to provide shade, increase privacy, and boost your property's aesthetic value. On the other hand, you can choose to clear out every vegetation present if you're preparing the land for agricultural projects.
Therefore, keeping in mind your land's intended purpose is critical before starting a vegetation clearing project. If you have any reservations about some trees you want to leave untouched, ensure your land clearing professional is well-informed before the project begins.
For more information on vegetation clearing, contact a professional near you.