Think Again Before You Remove Your Unwanted Stump!
Regardless the type of tree you have recently chop down on your property, there is no doubt that you will be left with a hard, annoying and ugly looking stump. Sure, there are ways to remove it by equipment such as a stump grinder or by chemicals that’s promised to rot the remains. However, is it really necessary or are you better off spending a few minutes reading our tips on what you can do with your garden stump?
In case you’re wondering, a stump grinder is a very powerful piece of machinery that is used to grind down the remains of a tree. However, not everyone wants to rent a stump grinder or hire a tree removal company due to high costs and hard work. They might be saving up for the removal work, but what they may not realize is that these stumps that are occupying the land doesn’t necessarily mean that they are land blocking junk, but instead can be used for several other useful and decorative purposes.
Have a seat!
The garden stump can be polished to remove the ruggedness which can be used as a stool or a bench to sit, rest or just to eHampton Roadsoy a cup of coffee. Stumps of various heights can be used as a seating arrangement for different people. For example, shorter stumps can be the perfect seat for kids or children of young age. If you have a large stump, consider fixing a beach umbrella onto it to provide shade from the sun and shelter from the rain. It will also be a great way to decorate your garden.
A plant within a tree!
If you really put some deep thoughts into it, that dull tree trunk can literally become the shining star of your whole landscape. Consider drilling several holes into the middle of the stump to make a pot. Use large drill bits and once you’re done, fill it with soil and make a space for your new plant to grow on. Some plantation ideas includes campanula which grows tiny purple flowers that last up to 9 months and also pigeon orchid which looks quite elegant. Just mix and match your designs and people will be amazed when they find your beautiful plant inside a tree.
How about a picnic table?
A large stump can be easily used as a table for your backyard and family entertainment. In order for this to work, you will need to make sure the surface area of the stump is level horizontally. A simple table cloth can make an ordinary stump look like a picnic table without too much effort. Just choose your design, mix and match and you can turn an old trunk that you once thought was destroying your landscape into a perfect entertainment area.
Just put on your thinking cap and let your creative juice flow!
One of the most interesting features of any trees is that they can be exposed to varying temperatures and still are left unharmed. Therefore, by using your creativity a left behind stump can be transformed from a garden waste into something long lasting, useful and good looking. Unless you’re trying to build something onto the area in which case you’ll need some stump grinding done, otherwise decorating the stump might not be such a bad idea after all.