Removing a tree stump from your backyard can improve the appearance of your garden. However, shortly after removing the stump, there remains a hole filled with wood chips. Wood chips eventually rot, but the hole must be filled with soil to level the turf. Listed below are 6 steps you need to follow after stump removal.
1.Use shredded wood as a mulched area. Depending on the size of the stump, there may be a lot of wood chips and debris. If the wood is disease free, you can use this by-product as mulch and have a natural area where the tree stump is located. 2.Plant another tree.
When you grind a stump, it's just not done on the surface of the soil, it can grind up to 15 feet of an inch into the ground. While you don't want to plant a tree exactly where the previous root was, you can plant a new tree in the area. It is suggested to plant at a distance of 3 feet or more from the old stump. 3.Remove all possible sawdust and debris.
Grinding stumps results in a lot of wood chips. You'll do more than you think, but they can be used as on-site mulch or added to your green waste can. 4.Replace sawdust with topsoil. You will also have a hole, since you just ground the entire volume of the stump that filled it.
You can put the wood chips in the hole to make them rot, or you can import soil and fill the hole so that it is level with the surrounding soil.5.Check soil pH and nutrient levels. After filling up the hole with topsoil, it is important to check for pH and nutrient levels in order to ensure that your new tree will have enough nutrients for its growth.6.Correct pH and nutrient deficiencies. If there are any deficiencies in pH or nutrients, it is important to correct them before planting your new tree in order to ensure its health and growth. Professional arborists and tree removal companies also have insurance against accidental property damage from tree removal and stump grinding. Stump grinders that are available for rent by homeowners will be smaller and less powerful than those used by professionals, and you are unlikely to find a range of stump grinder models to choose from. Keep these things in mind and put them into practice and you will have no problem planting grass on the crushed stumps.
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