As a homeowner there are fewer home additions you can make that will increase your outdoor living space more than putting in a backyard lawn and landscaping. With a beautified outdoor area you will be able to plant vegetables, relax in the shade, and entertain friends. However, to get your backyard from a plot of dirt, rocks, and weeds to a space full of landscaped vegetation, there will be a bit of work you need to do. Here are some recommendations to get your property ready for landscaping without putting all the backbreaking work on your shoulders.
Use Rental Equipment for Heavy Work
When you start the process of improving your backyard plot of dirt, you might not have all the equipment you would need to make the labor outside easier. Construction equipment, such as a mini excavator or a backhoe, can smooth and level soil and clear land in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it with your own muscle power and garden tools.
Talk to a local construction equipment rental company to find out what types of excavation equipment they have available. They may have, for example, a skid steer that you can use to push around dirt and rocks from your yard to clear it out for lawn and flowers. You may also want to consider renting a powered post hole digger to dig the holes where you will be installing your own fence around the backyard space.
When you look at renting any equipment, always make sure you know how to operate the equipment. If you have any questions about the process, ask them so you have a clear understanding. Also, always take safety precautions seriously and wear the right protection equipment.
Clear and Grade the Soil
The process to level your backyard soil includes removing rocks and weed growth from the site along with any leftover construction debris, such as concrete waste and scrap metal. To help you easily do this task, you can rent a mini excavator, such as a skid steer or a Bobcat equipped with a loader and grading bucket.
This type of equipment makes it easy for you to scrape the land to remove debris and move excess soil into another area of your yard that needs it supplemented. And when it is time to apply a layer of new topsoil onto your cleared land, your mini excavator is perfect to load, carry and disperse the soil over the entire yard.
If you're planning to do some backyard landscaping, talk to a construction equipment rental company in your area for mini excavators for rent to make the job easier.