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The Importance of Vegetation Clearing

If you have acres of land, it might make sense to keep some portions of your property wooded. But for most moderately sized lots, clearing away vegetation is the best way to care for your landscape. Here’s what vegetation clearing can do for you.

Keep Pests at Bay

Thick patches of overgrown weeds and shrubs, plus dead trees, stumps, and logs all make for the perfect pest hideaway. From gypsy moths to wood borers, these unwanted insects can spread across your property and target your healthy trees next. Destructive rodents like voles and rats are also more likely to inhabit overgrown areas, but clearing away vegetation can prevent them from taking up residence in your yard.

Prevent Disease

Overgrown vegetation often retains moisture, creating a breeding ground for fungi and other microbes that can harm your lawn. By clearing away excess foliage, you’ll increase air circulation, allowing plants to dry thoroughly. Vegetation clearing also eliminates any unwanted foliage that may already be infected with disease, to preserve the healthy trees and shrubs around the area.

Maintain a Safe Property

A well-manicured yard is safer for several reasons. For one, it provides fewer places in which to stay concealed, helping to deter would-be trespassers. For another, it’s easier to navigate. Whether your little neighbor’s ball rolls into your yard, or you’re retrieving a wayward pet, having full accessibility throughout your property can promote safety for everyone.

Give Plants Resources to Thrive

Every living thing on your lawn needs resources like moisture, nutrients from the soil, and sunlight. The more vegetation you have, the fewer resources are left for the rest of your lawn. For hardy trees, blooming shrubs and flower gardens, and a lush lawn, eliminate unwanted vegetation so there are more resources for the plants you do want to thrive.

Provide More Functional Space

Many homeowners feel they could benefit from having a larger yard, but without moving to a new house, that’s rarely a possibility. If you have overgrown vegetation, however, you’re in a unique position to add more functional space to your yard. Whether you’ve always envisioned having a bigger backyard barbecue space or you’re thinking of testing out your green thumb with a garden, there are endless possibilities for transforming wooded areas so they add more value to your home.

Enhance the Aesthetic

Even if you don’t foresee a new outdoor feature going in where your vegetation once was, clearing it out can still deliver value from a visual standpoint. Overgrowth tends to be messy and unkempt, whereas open space can make your yard appear neater—and larger. If privacy is a concern, hedges like arborvitaes can still serve as a natural barrier while looking tidy. And should you ever consider putting your home on the market, this boosted curb appeal can be an attractive feature that helps your property get noticed.

Schedule Land Clearing With Premier Tree Solutions

From routine pruning to larger land clearing projects, Premier Tree Solutions can handle all of your tree care needs. Our tree specialists have the tools and techniques to make quick work of land clearing while maintaining the safety and integrity of your surrounding property. To request a free assessment, send us a digital message or call 404.252.6448.