If you’re put in the position where you have to take down a tree in your yard, leaving the stump isn’t your best bet. Although it’s convenient in a lot of ways, it can cause many problems in the long term, as well as the short term. It might seem like it’s not a big deal, but the potential problems may surprise you. There are several key reasons why you should consider removing the stump. [Read more…]
If you’re a homeowner, you’re in a constant struggle against forces that want to invade your yard and home. Plants and animals alike try to burrow in where you don’t want them, and you always have to work hard to hold back the tide. There are, however, some steps you can take to make the process easier on yourself, such as tree trimming in Edmonton, or even tree removal when the situation is desperate. In this case, leaving stumps in your yard can be another source of problems for you, and your best options are to remove them or grind them down. [Read more…]
Tree stumps are rustic, but they can also be unsightly and dangerous to the unsuspecting. There are many ways to remove a tree stump. For many, the simplest method would be to call an expert in tree removal in Edmonton, to do the job for you. You may also do it yourself. Either way, it would be best to prep the tree stump to make the work a lot easier. Here are important steps in removing that annoying tree stump. [Read more…]
When it comes to removing unsightly, dead, or diseased trees from your property, you need a professional tree removal service. Dead trees can be especially problematic during the stormy seasons when strong winds can easily knock them over and send them crashing into your living room. Trees that are infested with termites or disease can spread their maladies to other trees. If you have an orchard, removing infested trees is essential to saving your harvest. When you need to remove a tree or stump from your property there are several things to look for. Grinder’s Tree Service has been serving the residents of Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park for several years, taking care of their landscaping needs. With this shopping guide to local tree removal companies, you’re sure to see why so many people choose Grinder’s. [Read more…]
That old tree in your yard finally had to go. You had to do a tree removal before it fell on your home or one of the children. Unfortunately, the cost of removing the tree stump is exorbitant. Now you’re going to have to get creative to find a way to make your yard more attractive. Here are a few ways to get you started.
There are many beautiful ivy’s out there that will lend themselves well to beautifying your yard. Plant a few of these around your tree stump and as they begin to grow begin training them to trail around and over the tree stump.
Over the course of time they will fill in and create a beautiful focal point for your yard. People will drive by and comment on how pretty it looks and you’ll smile knowing that you have created a masterpiece.
There are a variety of flowers that will trail up and over a tree stump hiding it over the course of time. You can elect to plant all one kind or a variety to ensure a long lasting beauty for your yard. This focal point will go far in covering up the eyesore of an old tree stump.
Another great method is to gather some flower pots that are a variety of sizes. Begin by placing larger sized pots with trailing flowers around the perimeter of the tree stump.
Move up a level and place flower pots that are one size smaller on the edges of the larger flower pots. By now you should be able to place some large flower pots in the middle of the tree stump and work your way out to the edge where the flower pots around the stump and the flower pots on the edge of the stump will merge together.
As the flowers grow this will appear as one gorgeous landscaping project and become a beautiful sight to see. Be sure to add in some greenery as well to help move the eye along the focal point. Some people opt to go with all one color or style of flowers while others choose to plant a variety of flowers. Either way is a great option to beautify what once was a tree stump.
Children love to have a ‘fort’ so create a sunflower fort around the tree trunk. Simply plant a variety of sunflowers around the trunk and then add in some other flowers. Create it to look like a tipi or any other design desired. Plant taller varieties near the tree trunk and gradually work the way out planting shorter varieties for a varied interest. Young and old alike will enjoy the pretty sight of sunflowers.
Clearly there are a variety of ways to reuse tree stumps in the yard. These are but a few and will get your creative juices flowing. Many have created unique and beautiful landscapes working around tree stumps and you can too if you put your mind to it.