Land clearing services may carry a high up-front cost; however, the cost-saving benefits are numerous. The following are the top three cost-saving benefits of land clearing.
1. Reduce Your Energy Costs
The cost of energy is rising significantly. The average residential energy bill rose from 13% in 2022 and another 23.6% in 2023. Consumers are in search of ways to conserve energy as well as save money. Because heating your home accounts for 46% of the average energy bill, you may want to consider using some of the lumber in a high-efficiency wood stove to heat your home. If you don’t currently have a high-efficiency wood stove in your home, you may want to investigate getting one. Consumers can save as much as 50% on heating bills. Just let the arborists know that you intend to use the lumber for heating your home, so they don’t haul it away. An arborist can grind the wood up for you using a woodchipper for easy use.
2. Land Debris Can Serve as Cat Litter
If you own cats, you can take the branches and tree trunks from the lumber that the arborists clear and ask that they be ground down into small wood chips to be used for cat litter. Recycling wood chips into cat litter is not only sustainable, but it is also helpful for saving money. This is especially true if you have a multi-cat household.
3. Can Provide Space for Growing Food
Because of inflation, the cost of groceries has risen exponentially. According to the US Department of Agriculture, grocery prices have risen 11% in 2022, and this does not include the 3.5% increases we have seen in 2021 and 2022. Consumers have seen the highest increase in food costs since the 1980s, and things are not expected to improve any time soon. There are several reasons for the monumental increase in food prices.
Price increases have occurred because the pandemic caused supply chain disruptions. As a result, packaging, raw materials, and transportation have been negatively impacted.
One way that many consumers are saving on food costs is by growing their own food. A 600-square-foot garden can save the average household around $600 in produce each year. Approximately four in 10 people are looking to grow their own greens to save money. Countless more want to grow fruit.
If you are interested in growing a garden to offset food costs, communicate this to the arborists who are clearing your land. They can help you prepare the soil and make sure growing conditions are suitable.
If you have a suitable amount of land that needs to be cleared, now is the time to get the job done and maximize your savings. If you reside in Virginia Beach, VA, contact Hampton Roads Tree & Brush Removal for land clearing services today.