Whether a tree on your property has fallen or you’ve recently performed a DIY removal , you may now be stuck with an unsightly tree stump in your yard. Because your tree’s root system grows in an outward direction, it can spread throughout your yard, making the tree very difficult to completely uproot.
So what can you do with the visible stump that remains? Here are some simple solutions:
Repurpose the Tree Stump to Grow Something New
Where one plant’s life ended, another can begin! If you’re able to remove its inner remnants, you can easily reuse your tree stump for growing new plants. Simply fill the hollow space with potting mix or soil (with a bit of sand to ensure proper drainage), plant some seeds, and watch new life grow.
Depending on the size of your tree stump, you can use your new DIY planter to grow shallow-root plants, including:
- Small Shrubs
- Herbs (Sage, Thyme, Lavender)
- Vegetables (Lettuce, Spinach, Kale)
Transform the Tree Stump into Lawn Furniture
If you’re feeling up to a challenge, browse the web for creative ways others have used tree stumps to craft beautiful, natural outdoor tables, stools, and other furniture. You can go all out and create an entire dining area with the stump as the base for your table or keep it simple and craft it with a smooth surface where you can place a potted plant or other decorative item.
Let the Kids Get Crafty
If your tree stump is located in a space that’s safe for your children to play, consider using the stump for a fun outdoor craft. Have them gather items like small flowers, stones, branches, and leaves to create their own miniature fairy or gnome garden. Finish it off with some miniature figurines and décor from your local craft store.
Have the Stump Removed by a Professional
Attempting to grind or remove the tree stump on your own can quickly lead to disaster. You might not know exactly where your home’s underground utility lines are located, and damaging water, sewer, or gas lines can lead to disaster. Fortunately, your local Maryland arborist can remove the stump while keeping your landscape and family safe from danger by performing proper tree stump grinding.
Nelson Tree Specialist is a professional tree removal and maintenance company serving homeowners throughout Maryland with all of their tree care needs. Whether your landscape requires regular trimming and maintenance or you need tree stump grinding services to improve the appearance of your yard, we’re here to help.
Contact us today to learn more.