3 Tips For Better Managing Your Garden Waste

Your garden produces a lot of green waste and you need to stay on top of it if you want to keep your outdoor space neat and tidy. This is a particular problem if you are giving the garden a big overhaul and creating large amounts of garden waste. However, even standard maintenance will leave you with some waste to get rid of. Knowing how to deal with it and how to reuse it can help you improve your garden. These are some of the best tips for dealing with garden waste. 

Clearing Large Amounts Of Waste

Large amounts of green waste can be difficult to manage in the garden. If you are doing a big clean up and have bags of leaves or cuttings, it is best to burn your waste where possible. It may be illegal in some areas so check first before you do this, but when you are dealing with large volumes of waste, burning it can help to eliminate it more quickly. You risk causing a fire and harming the plants in your garden, so be sensible when you are doing this and don’t burn any plastic waste or anything that might create toxic fumes.

However, if burning is not an option and you want a quicker, easier way to manage large amounts of waste, call in the professionals. Look for a local dumpster rental company and hire a large bin for all of your waste. They will take it away for you and dispose of it properly, so you don’t have to worry about anything. 

Making Compost

When the green waste you produce is small, it’s best to use your own compost pile. Figure out how much space you have and what kind of setup works for you. You may wish to build your own from wood or buy a pre-made one. Once a week, throw all of your garden refuse into the heap – including any food waste. This will then break down into compost, which you can use to fertilize your plants and improve the quality of the soil in your garden.

If you don’t have enough space for a full compost heap, look for alternatives. A wormery is a good way to recycle green waste, especially if you like cooking with fresh herbs. Worms are excellent cleaners and will eat all of your small organic waste. They then produce dark, rich compost that you can use to fertilize the soil in your garden.


Grasscycling is an excellent way to reduce the green waste you produce in your garden. If you mow only the grass, leaving the leaves and trimmings on top of the soil as a mulch, this will break down and form very nutritious compost that can be recycled back into your garden. This is a simple, but effective way to manage garden waste and improve the health of your lawn at the same time. 

You can use these simple tips and tricks to stay on top of your garden waste and use it to feed your plants and your lawn. 

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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