How to Efficiently Clear Your Land


Megan Wild

Clearing overgrown vegetation doesn’t have to be difficult.

Neglected land doesn’t waste time reverting to a mess of weeds and other vegetation. Clearing it can seem like a daunting task. How long it takes for you to clear that acreage depends on how many and what types of plants have overtaken the area. It also depends on what you want to do with the land.

With the right tools and a little time, clearing that tangle of plants can be easy and stress-free. Below are five things to consider when clearing your land of unwanted vegetation:

1. Plan Your Project

The first step in clearing your land is knowing what you’re going to do with it. Planning helps you determine how much time the project could take and what tools you’ll need. If you have a wooded area with lots of trees but only plan on putting a hiking trail through it, that will take a lot less time compared to chopping down all the trees to create cropland.

If you have lots of trees on your acreage that you plan on cutting down, you’ll need equipment to help ease wood removal. One of these machines may include a hydraulic thumb, which helps lift felled trees and other heavy materials. Check with local businesses to see if someone can install your hydraulic thumb to make your job that much easier.

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