Trees need to be eliminated for a variety of factors. Some trees get old and die, some become diseased; some merely end up as overgrown aestetic annoyances. At times, trees grow so large that they present a threat to the buildings on a property and some are damaged beyond repair throughout thunderstorms requiring immediate removal.
When a tree has to be cut down, we act quickly to ensure the security of those individuals that work or live around the tree and the building structures. After the tree has been entirely taken down and the stump ground below the surface of the land, care must be taken to bring that area back up to snuff.
The bright side is that there are many amazing landscaping ideas that homeowners can choose to do. Below, we look at a few of the ways you can restore the charm of the area where a tree has actually been removed and enhance the curb appeal of your property.
1 – RESTORE THE SOIL AND PLANT GRASS
Lawn needs ph balanced soil to develop healthy roots and grow. After a tree has been eliminated, the wood chips and remaining roots can modify the ph of the soil a lot that yard simply will not grow.
To begin, prepare the ground by removing as many wood chips as possible. Wood chips take a considerable amount of time to decay, so eliminating most of them before laying brand-new soil is essential.
Use a layer of nitrogen fertilizer, then a layer of top soil, a layer of compost and repeat until the location has been filled to somewhat above the level of surrounding land (to account for settling).
Use a hand till to break up and mix together the layers you just added. Then, sprinkle grass seed over the top, water thoroughly and cover with a thin layer of hay or straw. Tend to this new layer by watering routinely and saying nice things to the grass seeds. Just joking of course on the talking to the grass..but just a little.
2 – BUILD A DIY RAISED FLOWER BED
This is a terrific method to cover the recently made hole in the ground after a tree has actually been eliminated with bright, vibrant color. Get as imaginative as you want when creating this new feature.
To begin, choose a circular or angled shape. Pick a “hardscape” edging such as rocks, shaped stones or metal edging. Step the area and purchase supplies consisting of newspaper, top soil, and compost.
Eliminate excess wood chips, rocks and lawn from the flower bed footprint. Rake the land level and construct the edging around the footprint of the flower bed. Then, lay a layer of paper on the bottom of the space to prevent weeds but motivate worms entering into your flower bed. Evenly put leading soil and compost to fill the bed to the top.
Next, plant flowers such as hostas, merigolds, or purple coneflower. Sit back and delight in the gorgeous new feature you’ve just added to your yard.
3 – CREATE A STONE PATH OR WATER FEATURE
You may, nevertheless, wish to speak with a landscaping business instead of doing this one yourself. A task done right the very first time, can offer years and years of pleasure. A task done wrong might results in extra expenses, headaches, and unsightly curbside appeal.
A landscape company such as Riverside Tree Service will provide free estimates and a certified arborist to oversee the job.