Importance of Organic Weeding
Organic weeding is important for maintaining a healthy and sustainable garden or landscape without relying on synthetic herbicides or harmful chemicals. Here are some of the key benefits of organic weeding:
Hauling of organic debris is one of the most difficult and time consuming tasks around the lawn. It is definitely not fun to do. Imagine hauling away tree trimmings on your own. Carrying heavy lawn debris, loading them to your car, travelling to the disposal center, or even buying or renting hauling equipment. Free yourself from any injuries too and leave the work to us. Did you know that you do not just save yourself time when you hire us? You also save money. How many trips do you need to do from your house to the disposal center if you do the hauling on your own? Gas and toll expenses are obviously not cheap. These are just some of the things you check off the list when you hire professionals. Professionals like us can do the job for you in a timelier and more efficient manner - from collection to disposal. How? We do this day and night, all day, every day, year after year. Imagine us competing with you in your own industry? That's a no contest.
One of our recent projects in 2020 was to work on a 3-acre lot to haul away organic tree debris including uprooting massive root balls. It required both manual work such as chopping of tree branches and limbs and the use of excavator for lifting and moving. The organic debris were then safely hauled and properly disposed at the disposal center. A team of two was able to finish this job in 5 hours. Our crews are key to successfully complete heavy tasks such as this.
For projects like this, we send an estimator on site for FREE. Got no time to meet our estimator on site? Not a problem at all. You do not need to be present at the time of the assessment as long as our estimator can access the property. Give us a call from Mondays-Saturdays 8PM to 5PM (844) 50K-LAWN or you may also contact us via chat here on our website to set up an account and schedule the FREE onsite visit on the next earliest availability. Assessments during the onsite visit will then be forwarded to our office for review and final checking. For your convenience, the final estimate will be sent to you via email and text for your approval. Once approved, you may click on the "Review and Pay Deposit" button to approve the quotation and setup your automated billing. You may also opt out of automated billing by unchecking the "Save for future use" box, but we require prepayment on the onset of every relationship. The project will then be scheduled on a slow week depending on how big the project is. The service will be divided into consecutive visits and the duration per visit will depend on the day’s route. Should you have more questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
And now an afterthought section for DO IT YOURSELFERS, a rarity in our blog.
Hauling away large trees in land clearing can be a challenging task, but with the right equipment and techniques, it can be done efficiently and safely. Here are the steps to follow when hauling away large trees:
Agaves have grayish-blue to bluish-green leaves and long spines at the tips. They are extremely drought tolerant, slow-growing, and propagate in dry and gravelly soils. These plants live between 10-25 years and produce a flower stalk of up to 15 feet tall. They can weigh around 500 pounds or even tons, and occupy a space of around 5 feet to 40 feet in diameter when fully grown.
Here are the 3 things you need to know before planting an agave:
First, agaves should be planted away from people. They have long spines that can be a safety concern to children and pets. A workaround if you already have an agave planted near a walkway or side street is to trim the spines at the tips of the leaves with garden clippers. Agave spines do not grow back after getting cut, and so you only need to worry about new growth as time passes by.
Second, agaves are very large when fully grown and should be planted with proper distance from existing structures. Walls and fences will eventually be pushed until one cracks or breaks. Agaves are deeply rooted and heavy plants. One should be mindful of how the area around the agave plant will be used. Is it just dead space, a property line, an area you do not want people to go to? Surely, one will not want to place an agave in front of one's front door if one plans to still keep using that front door. But we digress, because it is far too common to find professionals in the real world to not just do but even extensively plan exactly what we exhaustively described here not to do. Maybe due to the fact that it could unimaginable to think that a 3-gallon agave baby plant will eventually grow to become a 10 ft monster? Maybe.
Third, agaves must be planted far away from towering deciduous trees. Sometimes, we find agaves on areas they should not be planted on, like a sunny patch of land 15 feet away from a Live Oak Tree. Live Oaks are deciduous trees, and like all deciduous trees, they regularly shed leaves. These leaves tend to collect underneath the foliage of an agave plant. The leaves when left alone will retain moisture and become the perfect home for cockroaches, spiders, mosquitoes, snakes, and even rats. Agaves within the city limits should therefore be used sparingly and with utmost awareness of planting intentions and use of the vicinity.
Now, what do you do if you already have an existing agave planted in all the wrong places as described above?
We always recommend to transplant any plant if it is still small or can be transplanted safely. This, however, is rarely the case when it comes to agaves. The reason you are here is probably because your specific agave is already too large for a 3-man crew with a jack to lift. In this case, transplanting is worse than saving the plant. We are risking a lot to transplant an agave plant that is already 50/50 once lifted off the ground. In such cases, we recommend to remove the agave by cutting it down to small portions, and reusing, repurposing, and recycling the entire plant for other uses, like soap, antiseptic, or a much needed addition to your compost pile.