Hey there! Its freeeezing cold and I’m ready with a capital ‘R’ for warm weather, aren’t you?! Maybe not but I sure am, haha! Still, it’s never too cold for our team at United Family Lawn Care!!
We’re committed to providing quality service at affordable prices no matter what time of year it is and long as the weather is safe to do so we’re there for yah! I am even getting over a bit of a cold but no worries because fresh air is good for this kinda stuff.
Today me and Jeff are taking you with us on a HUGE yard cleanup job we just finished not too long ago for a guy who lives in the small town of Faith, NC which is just outside of Rockwell, NC. He’s getting ready to sell his house so we’re getting his yard lookin’ on point.
This job included:
- large limb removal
- debris removal
- junk removal
- and more!
As you can see in the picture, there is a night and day difference between the start and the end product of this job so of course we just HAD TO share it with you. Not to brag of course but to share our life and work with you.
What Are Tree Limbs & Debris?
It goes without saying that tree limbs come from trees. But when my hubby first mentioned it to me, this was not what I had in mind.
He said, ‘Hunny, I need your help to pick up a couple of tree limbs at this one place.’
So I said, ‘Sure, no problem.’ Thinking it was just a bunch of twigs and some furniture. That’s the way he described it.
But that’s obviously NOT how it went, haha! We pulled up and there WAS a pile of twigs, leaves, burnt stuff and furniture. What I didn’t expect was the big branches that were taller than me and I’m over 6 ft by the way.
Good thing I keep myself strong because they were no joke. Some of them were so big it took both of us to lift them.
So I thought it would be good to explain exactly what debris removal is in relationship to trees. Because it is much different than tree removal as well which we do not do under normal circumstances.
What Is Considered Debris
Basically, if it is fallen on the ground and shouldn’t be there, then it is considered debris. This includes:
- old furniture, appliances, etc.
Tree debris is when branches fall off. This includes large branches as well like the one that I’m holding in this picture.
The part of a tree that does not count as debris is the part that is still rooted in the ground. Even if it is a stump, that is something totally different and needs different equipment to remove it.
Hopefully, this makes sense. If it doesn’t, please feel free to reach out to us by using our contact form or giving us a call. We’re always happy to help you in every way we can.
Why You Should Get Debris Removed
Having too much debris around can be very dangerous. Some ways you might have thought about but some might be completely new. If you have any other reasons please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We’d love to help you and others avoid unnecessary injury or any other accidents that can happen as a result of debris build-up.
Avoid Forest Fires
I’m from Bermuda. In Bermuda, there are nowhere near as many trees as there are here in North Carolina. Even 10+ years later, I STILL enjoy seeing so much trees, trees, trees EVERYWHERE!
The thing about being surrounded by trees is that they can become fuel for fires when they dry out. This includes old rotting trees but even more relevant is plant debris.
As leaves and branches fall, they dry and rot. This especially happens more in the fall/winter months with more storms and rain blowing things down. Though it is still a real danger in warmer months too because extreme heat is both drying and kindling.
One of the major causes of the Australian Forest fires that are raging over millions of acres right now is dry brush aka dry debris. And right now, over there it is summer even though it is still winter here at the time of this writing.
Please continue to pray for everyone affected by this tragic event but please also learn from it. Even though over there it is naturally caused in the wilderness, in your backyard when the same thing happens you’re not only putting yourself in danger but also the houses around you. Potentially even homes far away from yours because once they start they are EXTREMELY difficult to stop.
My mom carries a scar from when she was a girl. It is a long stitch scar that pretty much covers her entire right shin.
The culprit? A stick.
Sticks can be a childhood toy but do not underestimate the danger of these seemingly innocent pieces of nature. It was a stick that tore through my mom’s shin as a child leaving her with a permanent scar and it is sticks that my dad has told many stories of people losing their vision from in their childhood.
Children can also be cut badly by metal debris as well. Metal can be even more dangerous because it rusts and sharpens much sharper than wood.
Save yourself, your kids, your grandkids and others grief by simply cleaning up, or having someone else, clean up the debris in your yard and around your home for you.
Unappealing To Guests
Before you are greeted as a person, your guests will start creating thoughts about you based on your yard. If you have a messy yard, chances are you will be treated with less regard than if your yard is clean and well maintained.
In addition, they might feel uncomfortable walking through your yard. Remember, kids are not the only ones prone to accidents, we as adults are too.
Your guests might not feel comfortable visiting you because of your yard. Some other things you might want to consider about having tons of debris are:
- animal & insect infestations
- large limbs can roll on someone’s foot or trip them
In most cases, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I’m sure you’ve heard that before and in this case it is so true! Even if you have someone take care of the work for you, it won’t even come close to the costs of medical bill costs should something happen even with insurance.
What You Can Do To Remove Debris
To get debris out of your yard, you pretty much have two options.
- Do it yourself
- Hire someone to do it for you
Honestly, the answer depends on your situation. If you have a lot of twigs and small things in your yard, you can probably handle it yourself.
The thing is, we’re all busy people and you probably have a million other things to do than clean the crap out of your yard. In addition, depending on your age, physical condition, motivation, etc. you just might not be able to or not want to do it and that’s perfectly alright!
If you have a lot of large things like tree limbs, furniture, metal, equipment, etc. it might be best to have a professional do it for you. They will have the equipment and tools necessary to dismantle and move the junk from your yard.
Being an independent person myself, I know how hard it can be to ask for help. I want to move MOUNTAINS by myself and if you’re like that too I can TOTALLY relate!
But for your health and safety and those around you, seeking assistance is the best option.
How To Get In Touch If You Live In Rowan County, NC Area
Now that you understand what debris is and why you need to clean it up, I encourage you to seek professional help to do so. If you live in the Rowan County, NC area, United Family Lawn Care Services will gladly handle the job for you. If you live somewhere else, I hope that you can find a good quality lawn care service that suits your needs.
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Just to let you know, we also service the following areas for debris removal and other lawn maintenance needs: