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The Trouble with Garden Rubble: What to do with the Construction Rubble in Your Garden Soil

by Jordan Horton

When you start digging in your new garden, the last thing you expect to come into contact with is a pile of construction debris. Unfortunately, because of the time and cost involved with disposing of construction waste, some builders choose to bury it on residential plots. Rubble under a garden plot or lawn prevents owners from making improvements, such as planting vegetables and even from adding structures like conservatories.

But what can you do with it all? Fortunately, there are several ways to dispose of construction waste.

Hire a Skip Bin and Call Some Friends

If you plan on planting vegetables, flowers or a tree, you will need to remove at least some of the debris. The simplest way to do this is by hiring a skip bin. With the skip bin deposited in your driveway, you can then call on some friends to help you clear as much debris as you can. You will need to set aside a weekend, keep the hallway clear of pets and children and call in the reinforcements to begin the clearing.

The great thing about hiring a skip bin is that you have many sizes to choose from, and once the work is done, your skip bin provider can pick up the waste and take it away, leaving you free to get on with your garden.

Use the Nice-Looking Stones to Build Garden Features

Not all the debris will be useless. Put aside any nice stones to use later in your garden. You can create borders, a rockery, and even keep a stone or two to use as a doorstop.

Build a Wall or Raised Garden Beds

If you find any mostly intact bricks, you can keep these and use them to create a wall once you have cleared most of the rubble. If there is so much rubble that you still struggle to create a garden, use bricks and stone to create raised garden beds instead. This way, you can put the rubble to use and still have the garden you wanted.

Cover the Debris with Topsoil

In some cases, you can cover the debris, or at least some of it, with topsoil. However, unless you can create a substantial gap between your plants and the rubble, your garden might not be as healthy and vital as you would like.

When searching for a skip bin provider, ensure that you choose one that has years of experience and is environmentally conscious in their waste disposal practices. The last thing the world needs is for your garden rubble to be buried somewhere else, rather than being recycled and reused.