Land Clearing Requires Skills You May Not Have

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What does land clearing involve?   Land clearing is one of those umbrella terms which seem to cover a wide array of tasks, including the following:

  • Large and Small Acreage lawn mowing
  • Individual or Commercial
  • Pasture Reclamation
  • Elimination of Invasive Plant Species
  • Pipeline Maintenance
  • FenceSurvey Line Clearing
  • Pipeline Right of Way
  • Fire Break Construction
  • Seismic Oil Exploration Lines
  • Habitat Improvement
  • Site Clean Up
  • Harvest Preparation
  • Subdivisions
  • Hiking/Riding Trails
  • Trails & road clearing
  • Home Site Clearing
  • Underbrush removal
  • Hunting Access Lanes
  • Utility Easements
  • Hunting Leases
  • Utility Right-Of-Ways – ROW
  • Clearing Under Pecan Trees
  • Vegetation management
  • Wildlife Habitat Restoration
  • Mulching of Brush Piles
  • Woodlot beautification

And now consider that each of those task listed above requires the use of a specific piece of equipment to accomplish that task.


If it was just clearing a piece of property, that would be one thing, but acreage mowing/lot mowing must also be done with the environment in mind, which means:

  • Selective Clearing
  • No Dozer Messes
  • No Burning or Unsightly Brush Piles
  • No Debris Hauling
  • Minimal Soil Disturbance
  • Mulched Material Fertilizes Land
  • Land Protected From Erosion
  • Ready to Use Immediately

Add it all up and it becomes obvious, very quickly, that not just everyone has the talent, skill, and know-how to do land clearing properly.


You can do it yourself, which means you need to learn how to do  it properly and then rent/buy the equipment required to do the job, or you can hire a brush mowing services to do the job for you, which means forking out money to a professional firm.

What will it cost? It’s impossible to answer that question in this article, but suffice it to say it will not be an inexpensive undertaking.  Ballpark figure: plan on paying $75-$100 per hour, but that number will fluctuate depending on the type of task and the area you live in.


The only reliable way to find a lot clearing service you can count on is to ask around and find recommendations.  You do not want to base your decision solely on some online advertisement, not for a job of this scope and size.  Ask businesses who did their land clearing. Ask real estate developers.  Ask contractors.  Ask the Better Business Bureau, and ask the Chamber of Commerce.  You have a wealth of information available to you if you pick up the phone and make some calls.


Land clearing is more than a couple guys cutting back brush with a chainsaw and weed-whacker.  You need a professional land clearing company to handle a job of this importance.  Ask for recommendations before signing any contract.  You are going to pay to have the job done.  You might as well pay a pro  who actually knows what he is doing.  Research before doing a thing.

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name for land clearing in the Fort Worth, Texas, area.  Give us a call if you have questions about land clearing services in your area.