What is clearing and when is it done?

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There are different methods for clearing weeded land. If you want effortless results, you can do it manually or use chemicals. However, the most convenient option is clearing. Using a brushcutter to remove a weed will help you be more precise and efficient.

In this article we will tell you what clearing is and when it is done.



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If you’re new to orchards and gardens, you probably don’t know exactly what a vacant lot is. Let’s sum it up right away: Land clearing is the removal of a patch of weeds, plants, shrubs, etc. We want to emphasize that the compensation it is not deforestation or the destruction of nature. On the other hand, being able to work and take full advantage of your orchard or urban garden is an essential task.

To clear a field of weeds in the fastest and most efficient way, we use a machine called a brush cutter. The tool can reach places and corners that a lawn mower cannot. And, in addition, it cuts the weeds almost to the root, remove the thickest weeds in one go, and more.

A few years ago, manufacturers oriented their products towards the professional sector, but faced with the boom in domestic gardening, machinists have put on the market many models of semi-professional brushcutters at very attractive prices and perfect for the cleaning of small dimensions.

When is land clearing done?


Remember that the bushes are the parts of the vegetation that grow without control, the development of which can greatly interfere with other trees and plants on the ground. It can even become very boring to enjoy it in the conditions of your garden.

Even so, the ideal time to clean up your garden is when you will receive an influx of more people. For comfort and safety. As soon as the heat begins to arrive, do not hesitate to prepare your garden with the help of a lawn mower.

Therefore, our advice on when to clear the land is in early summer. But don’t wait until it gets too hot, because then the task will be much more complicated.

Step by step

Here is the complete program to learn about clearing:

  • Protection: The first step is to equip yourself with everything you need to do your housework safely. Here they are: boots, pants, gloves and goggles. In addition, it is strongly recommended to secure the brushcutter with a seat belt.
  • On both sides: If you want it to be effective, clearing must start in the center of the garden. We are going to clear this area to focus all the attention on the periphery, which is the most complex area.
  • Corner: It is a very delicate area of ​​the garden in terms of weeding. Remember, to maximize efficiency and prevent accidents, add a guard to your brushcutter. This way you will avoid damaging walls, trees or anything else.
  • Change angle: This is necessary to do the job. Otherwise, it will be noticeable.
  • Clean access areas: Before deciding how to weed your land, you need to assess whether the area is steep or rocky, or rather flat. In the latter case, you can remove the cut weeds using a lawnmower, while if the terrain is more uneven, you will have to do it manually.

Cleaning machines and tools

You already know how to clear any terrain, but which tool or working method is the best? If the land is small, many choose to do it by hand with a scythe or scythe. Therefore, higher accuracy is ensured, but it takes longer to get the expected results.

On another side, there is the possibility of using chemicals. This keeps manual labor to a minimum, as it only takes a few hours to take effect and eliminate unwanted weeds. But there is no doubt that removing weeds from the field would be a more efficient, less damaging and tedious task if a brush cutter were used.

To clean up the garden, weeding is essential to get rid of weeds. Also, if you want to create a plantation or a culture, The first step will be to remove weeds so that you can remove weeds and weeds from the ground.

For a good cleaning, it is important to use the appropriate equipment and machinery. The type of machine needed may vary depending on the terrain. On the other hand, we cannot forget the task of removing the debris that remains after cleaning, such as gravel bags that can be very useful. Therefore, your best bet is to go to a professional who specializes in settlement for the best results.

What do we do with leftovers

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Residues in the form of biomass may or may not be disposed of after land clearing. It is recommended that, where possible, the remains of the bushes resulting from the clearing of part of the land be preserved there. This is intended for the biomass acts in synergy in the regeneration of the earth and provides it with nutrients. In this way, the quality of the land is naturally improved. In addition, through actions in this area, we contribute to environmental sustainability. For example, burning these remains produces unnecessary emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

It is sometimes necessary to combine manual or mechanical elimination techniques with the application of phytosanitary products (herbicides).

Types of clearing

manual compensation

The most basic method is manual clearing, but it is also a technique that works on land or plots that require the protection of certain protected species and branches of vegetation. Manual extraction is optional and allows controlled and detailed work in the action area thanks to current machines and mowers, saws or electric harness mowers.

It is important to know that handling this useful machine can also be dangerous if all safety precautions for handling brush cutters are not carefully followed. It is necessary to protect yourself with work boots, gloves, visors and helmets resistant to shocks and cuts.

chemical pickling

Cleaning procedures with phytochemicals and herbicides are common in areas where there are many species of ferns, thorns and small bushes, which grow on sloping areas and are difficult to access with mechanical brush cutters or manual.

It is a long-lasting technology (results visible in 2-3 years) low environmental impact and degree of toxicity, since it is based on the application of phytofungicides regulated at European level, such as glyphosate on the foliage of plants. Wild and native flora and fauna that make your application unaffected by the environment.

mechanical cleaning

When thinking about how to clear the land, this mechanized or mechanical clearing method is the fastest and most efficient because the action of clearing the vegetation is done by a lawn tractoras long as the level and conditions allow working on a large area that the terrain allows.

Thanks to the various hammers, blades and other elements used in the brush cutter tools on the rear of the tractor, old bushes or uncontrolled crops can be removed easily and safely, whether in more or less rocky and uneven areas. In this way, you can also separate or shred the remaining waste. The machine’s self-propulsion allows light work to be carried out, such as weeding or clearing brush.

Without a doubt, the most interesting thing about mechanical cleaning is the enormous versatility offered by the tools applied to the machine. Currently, the Forestal del Maestrazgo team has these options, thanks to its professional machines and safe work guides, to carry out the cleaning in the best possible way.

Hopefully with this information you can learn more about land clearing and when it is done.

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