When you hire a skip bin, one of the best locations to keep it is in your driveway. This ensures that it is nearby so you can easily dispose of the rubbish you plan to throw away. However, if you plan on parking your car in the garage or on the driveway, you may need to place the skip bin on your lawn instead.
Naturally, you'll be worried about the effect this might have on your lawn. After all, once filled, your skip bin could weigh several hundred kilos. Fortunately, there are methods you can use to protect your lawn until you no longer need your skip bin.
Elevate Your Skip Bin
Notify your skip bin provider in advance if you plan to elevate your skip bin to protect your grass. The simplest way to protect your grass while using the skip bin is to place some 2x4s on the ground before the skip bin arrives. As long as you inform the skip bin service in advance, their driver should have no trouble placing the skip bin onto the 2x4s.
Invest in Some Turf Protection Mesh
Your local hardware store should supply what is commonly known as grass protection mesh or grass reinforcement mesh. These plastic meshes are generally made from polyethylene and are designed to protect grass and landscaping from damage caused by foot traffic or vehicles.
Since these meshes are designed to allow homeowners to park on their lawns without damaging their grass, they are ideal for short-term skip placement. If you plan to use your skip bin for a week or more, it might be a good idea to invest in a grass protection mesh.
Arrange for the Skip Bin to Be Moved
If your home project requires that your skip bin be in place for several weeks, your grass is likely to suffer, even if it isn't in contact with the skip bin. The lack of sunlight alone will leave your lawn looking tired and faded. With that in mind, it might be a good idea to plan to locate your skip bin in at least two locations close to your home.
Your skip bin is likely to be emptied at least once, so perhaps you could arrange for it to be placed in an alternate location when your skip bin provider returns it to your property.
You could even invest in some turf protection mesh and park your car on your lawn while your skip bin takes up your driveway—provided there is enough room. Otherwise, be prepared to invest in some turf or nurse your lawn back to health once you no longer have need of the skip bin.
Contact a company that offers skip bin services for additional advice.