For most of us we will come to a point that storm damage, decay or a lean that is dangerous or aging forces us to cut down trees. While it’s nice is to be able to remember a beloved tree but the ugly stump that’s often left isn’t exactly what we thought of when we planned to do it.
The removal of these roots can be expensive and can be dangerous If the roots are into the ground too deeply. So, what do we do with an old tree’s base that’s getting out of the way?
There’s actually an plenty you can do withyou can accomplish with a bit of imagination and a pinch more elbow grease! Make plans to transform the old eye-sore into something stunning regardless of your style or level of skill.
How to decorate AROUND and OVER A TREE STUMP IN the LANDSCAPE
Although they’re securely staked into the ground, the old tree stumps are quite flexible.
Creative ways to hide a TREE STUMP
From the beginner gardener to the expert sculpturer, there’s a choice for everyone who wishes to embellish the stump of an old tree.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Convert into a container. Cut out the wood in the center then fill it with soil, then top off with your favourite perennials or annuals.
- It can be disguised with an ornamental planter. Find the wine barrel or rectangular planter, set it on the stump, then fill it with fresh flowers and soil. It’s done!
- Make it an outdoor dining table. Are you feeling relaxed and stylish? Set up a few chairs near it for a unique outdoor space.
- Create an interactive Game tables. You can take this idea one more step by adding a checkerboard or chessboard on top!
- Create something original. Create a sculpture if you’re creative, or go for simple and create a tiny sign that has you name.
CAN I ADD PLANTS TO HIDE A TREE STUMP?
You can try one of the following suggestions:
- Grow climbing plants that over it. Sweet peas, climbing hydrangeas, Virginia creeper, Carolina jessamine and clematis are gorgeous alternatives.
- Make use of tall plants to cover it. Consider red barrenwort, lavender Solomon’s seal, bigroot Geranium.
- Set up a variety of trees within it. Choose plants strong enough to be able to grow around the tree’s roots, such as oakleaf hydrangeas or Azaleas.