If you're tired of dead grass and a yard full of leaves, consider putting in new sod so you have an instant, lush lawn. If your yard is fairly small, you may want to do the work yourself. You'll create a lot of debris when you clear the land for new sod, so a dumpster rental would be a good idea. Here's how a dumpster is handy when you are clearing your land and some tips for renting a dumpster.
A Dumpster Makes It Easy To Dispose Of Yard Waste
Yard waste can be a pain to get rid of. Sod and dirt are heavy, and shrubs and branches are bushy and take up a lot of space even though they're light. That makes disposing of yard waste impossible in your curbside trash container, and you may not want the mess of dirt and leaves in your car trunk if you have to make multiple trips to the dump.
Having a dumpster parked on your driveway is the most convenient way to dispose of all the debris you'll create when you start clearing your yard. With the dumpster on the driveway, it won't interfere with clearing off your old lawn or putting in new sod.
You Can Roll Heavy Sod In The Dumpster
Start filling the dumpster with heavy sod and dirt so you can push it in a wheelbarrow load at a time. A dumpster usually has a gate you can open to make dumping heavy loads easier. Once you've cleared off all the dirt, sod, weeds, and other lawn growth, you can tackle the lighter things like bushes, plants, flowers, and tree branches.
If you're going to the trouble of putting in new sod, you may want to improve the appearance of your lawn by trimming back trees and updating plant beds. You can put tree and plant debris in your dumpster too, but try to trim them in short sections so they stack better and don't take up as much room.
Rent A Dumpster For A Week Or Weekend
Some dumpster rental companies rent dumpsters by the week rather than by the day. However, you may also find a place that rents by the day or weekend. Compare costs and then plan how you'll approach the job. If you only want the dumpster for a day, you may want to trim trees, pull out plants, and take out as much sod as you can ahead of time so you can spend the day loading the dumpster.
If you want a more leisurely approach and work on your yard a little at a time when you get home from work, then consider renting your dumpster for a week so you're not rushed to do everything you want to get done.
Just be sure you rent a dumpster that's large enough to hold all the debris you'll create considering both volume and weight. Also, ask what can go in the dumpster since you may not be able to add other trash to a dumpster filled with yard waste.