Four Common Methods of Land Clearing Property for Development

Four Common Methods of Land Clearing Property for Development

Four Common Methods of Land Clearing Property for Development

If you need to clear your land, then you have many options to consider. You have mulchers, excavators, bulldozers, chainsaws, and flame.  Each of these methods have their advantages, and they are also accompanied by their own drawbacks.  However, they also are accompanied by their own set of challenges. Let’s take a look at some of the most common methods of land clearing in Oviedo when you are preparing for further development.


With a controlled burn, you can clear land with a quickness. While this is an effective method of land clearing, it does still come with some things you need to take into considerations:

  • You will not be able to be selective on the elimination of the vegetation.
  • You risk the controlled fire breaking free. A wildfire will cause unwanted property damage.
  • The heat can sterilize the ground. It will take some time before anything grows.
  • Lastly, you will risk erosion as you will be removing the ground cover.

You must take erosion into major consideration. However, you also must consider the invasive vegetation that you are preventing by using this method. Once an invasive vegetation species has begun to spread, it is difficult to stop it.

Hand Clearing

The most time-consuming option, hand clearing, comes with its own set of advantages. For starters, it is the least invasive method of land clearing. You only have a selective set of options for handheld tools, and they are very deliberate. However, if you only need a small area for a house or small structure, then this is an ideal method of clearing the land.

Grubbing and Dozing

This is probably the quickest way to clear the land for development. There is a drawback to the speed of this method, you are left with a lot of chores to tend to after its done. For starters, the method will leave large holes. This makes for a messy finish, and though acceptable sometimes, you may be planning to use the land for specific reasons. If you are pasturing animals or haying, you will need to fill in the holes with some dirt.  Truthfully, the time you save with this method is lost by steps required after it is done. This method will require a second pass to be finished. Also, you will be left with a huge pile of material that you have to either have hauled off or burned.  This is a costly, and sometimes time-consuming step.


This is probably the most efficient method. Used as an excellent alternative to the previously mentioned method, you can select, cut, and process vegetation.  While removing the underbrush and trees, you are putting the organic material back into the ground. This will provide you with an all-natural barrier that prevents invasive vegetation from growing.

These are four common methods that are used for land clearing in Oviedo.  When you are looking to clear land, you should trust the professionals to take care of these tasks.  We have the equipment, safety knowledge, and expertise required to get the job done properly and timely.  Contact us to get a free estimate today.

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