Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

3 Fun DIY Projects To Make Use Of Tree And Garden Waste

by Chiara Brun

If you have waste from yard clippings, trimming trees or other garden chores, it can be difficult to decide what to do with the materials. If you put them on the street, they go directly to the landfill where they consume space and contribute to pollution. To deal with your tree and garden waste in a green way, you may want to consider some DIY projects to reuse the material, such as using a wood chipper to make mulch, ground cover and compost. If you want to deal with your garden waste in greener ways, here are some DIY projects you may want to try:

1. Hewing Trees Into Useable Timbers With Removals

When you have a tree removed or one falls, the large branches and trunks can be an obstacle that you have to deal with. You may want to consider putting these materials to use as timbers for landscaping or woodworking project. A simple way to do this is by hewing them with an ax. To make the job easier, you can use a chainsaw to cut the grooves in the trunks to quickly turn them into useable timbers. To make the hewed timbers straight, mark them with a chalk line to even out any uneven cuts in the logs.

2. Use A Wood Chipper To Make Mulch, Ground Cover And Compost

Some of the smaller scraps that you may have in your lawn can be more difficult to deal with. A wood chipper can be a great tool to deal with all sorts of yard waste. It can be used to turn tree branches and clippings into mulch and ground cover. You can also use it to turn any garden waste into a mulch that can be used in a compost pile for good garden soil that is nutrient rich.

3. Turn Clippings And Waste Into Nutrient Rich Garden Soils

There are also a lot of clippings that may be too small for the chipper. There are composting leaf blow/vacuums that can help with breaking down these materials or a lawnmower with a bag can help. You can put these materials in a compost bin and add other organic materials from the kitchen to help make nutrient rich garden soil. To improve composting, you can add a bag of manure to the pile and keep it wet, as well as turn the pile regularly.

These are some DIY Projects that you may want to try doing with your tree and garden waste. If you need equipment to deal with the waste materials, contact a tree trimming service to help with keeping your trees healthy and more ideas for some of these garden waste projects.


About Me

Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.