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.