If you are having a building project done at your home, you might have the need to hire an excavation contractor to come out and help you. For example, you might be thinking about installing a pool or completing another project that requires excavation. Although you might be looking forward to the project that you are having done, however, you might be worried about the way that your lawn will be affected.
Obviously, excavation can cause a lot of damage to your lawn. However, you don't have to resign yourself to an ugly lawn forever. If you follow these tips, you can help cut down on excessive lawn damage while having your project done.
1. Block Off Certain Areas of Your Lawn
First of all, take a look around your lawn for areas that are particularly important to you. For example, if you are worried about certain flowerbeds or outdoor living spaces in your lawn, you can protect them as long as they aren't directly in the way of your excavation project. For example, you can use flags or caution tape as a means of protecting these areas, or you can use temporary construction fencing, which can be purchased from any home improvement store. This will help prevent your excavation team from accidentally working in these areas.
2. Provide a Proper Work Area
If your excavation contractors have a proper work area, then they will be less likely to interfere with other areas of your lawn. For example, you will need to create a path that your contractors can use to access the excavation area. Consider talking to an excavation contractor about where you will place this work area and what your excavation team will need. Then, you can keep the work area contained and can help prevent it from spilling out to other areas of your lawn.
3. Invest in Lawn Repair Items Ahead of Time
The sooner that you start working on repairing your lawn, the sooner you will be able to get your lawn looking nice again. Therefore, it can pay to go ahead and invest in soil, mulch, grass seeds and more to use to repair your lawn. Then, as soon as the excavation team gets finished with the project, you can set to work on repairing your lawn.
Although you can certainly expect for there to be some lawn damage done to your lawn during the excavation process, there are things that you can do to help prevent this damage from being excessive. If you follow these three tips, your lawn shouldn't have to suffer any more than necessary from your project.