A skip is a convenient addition to a range of projects, but if you are hiring a skip for use at your home, you want to make sure that it doesn't kill your grass. Luckily, there are a range of options and strategies you can use to protect your grass. Take a look at these ideas:

1. Do not put the skip on your grass.

The best way to protect your grass is the simplest: don't place the rubbish bin on your grass. Instead, put it on your driveway. If you use your driveway all the time and don't want to block access to your garage, contact your homeowner's association or your neighbourhood council and see if you need a permit to put your skip on the road. Alternatively, talk with your neighbours and see if one of them will lend you their driveway while you have the skip.

2. Insist on professional drop off services.

If you ultimately have to put your skip on your lawn, you need to take a few precautions to protect it. First, insist on professional drop off services. Don't pick up the skip yourself. Instead, have the hire company drop it off. Their employees know how to unload skips carefully, and that reduces the chances that your lawn will be ripped, poked or damaged by the skip.

3. Position the skip carefully.

If possible, when you are choosing a spot for your skip, chose a section of your lawn that is close to the road. That way, the truck from the waste disposal company doesn't have to drive through your yard to drop off and pick up the skip.

4. Look for a lifted skip.

When choosing your skip, look for one that doesn't sit directly on the ground. If it sits directly on the ground, it may smother your grass. Instead, look for a skip that has a slightly lifted base. For example, look for a skip that has rubber edges or tyres that lift it up slightly -- this design is often used to protect driveways, but it works for protecting grass as well.

5. Plan to nurture the grass after your project.

When you return the skip, your grass may be slightly faded or brown. Don't worry. In most cases, this simply means that the grass has gone dormant, and you can easily bring it back with a little tender care. Don't plan to go out of town in the days immediately after you return the skip. Instead, stay home, give that plot of grass a bit of extra water and sprinkle some seeds and fertiliser on it. It will look like new in no time.

For more tips on protecting your grass whilst hiring a skip, contact a rubbish removal company.