With some elbow grease and a little creativity, you can turn this eyesore into something that really helps your landscape pop! We’re not exactly home decorators, but we’ll take a bit of an offbeat approach this month and share with you some ideas that can help make the best of those old eyesores!
Tree stumps become great focal points for creative, organic solutions. One solution is to plant some tree climbing vines to cover it. That can include climbing hydrangea, sweet peas, clematis – you name it – if it can climb, it can make your stump look pretty cool.
Also don’t be afraid to experiment with some shrubs that can be placed around the stump. You’ll want plants that are sturdy and tough enough to grow in spite of the leftover roots. A great azalea scheme can really look spectacular.
Either way – old tree stumps can become a great place to highlight new growths or additions to your lawn. Take advantage of them!
One of the cooler things you can do is to hollow out the stump and fill it in with soil and turn it into it’s own mini garden. Annuals and perennials can be great choices for this option although people have planted vegetables and found other creative ways to essentially turn their stumps into mini-gardens.
The other things we’ve seen people do is turn them into entertainment spaces. Stumps can make great table that can look both outdoorsy and chic. Put some chairs next to it and you can use it for anything – from game tables to a place where you can entertain company. Some folks have even made their own makeshift table tops and placed them on top of the stump. However you decide to do it, stumps can help turn an otherwise drab lawn into a pretty cool entertainment space if you have the
budget, time and creativity.
Tree stumps don’t look great, but they don’t have to look unsightly. Get creative and lean back on your own intuition and you can turn that space into something truly great that can add value to your landscape. Good luck!