If you've just had a tree stump removed from your lawn and are planning to add new plants to that area, start planning ahead now because it may take some time to make the site ready. Removing an old stump often leaves you with what looks like a big expanse of bare soil just waiting for new plants, but the stump removal has side effects that need addressing first. Here are three things to know about planting on the old stump site.
Not all trees pose a threat to property owners; however, some trees do and they can often times be difficult to detect. This is why many property owners experience problems in the future when the tree becomes so badly damaged that it eventually falls and causes damage or starts to wrap itself around the plumbing or electrical lines attached to your home, causing even more damage. Here are three reasons to consider tree removal for a specific tree on your property:
If you drive around in the spring, you will likely see many dogwood trees around your neighborhood in full color. One common dogwood you will likely see is the Cornus florida, but there are many species. Dogwood trees have white, red, rose, or pink flowers. Along with the colorful flowers, you can find dogwood trees that have colorful bark, such as orange, red, or yellow. Depending on the species, these trees will showcase blooms starting in the spring and up through the middle of summer.
After a tree is cut down, it can be tempting to just leave the old stump in the yard so you can save money on the removal. You might even be able to fill it with flowers or set a lawn ornament on top to create a decorative piece. Yet old stumps can cause many problems, from the harboring of diseases that may affect other landscape plants, to sending up sucker shoots from the roots if the stump isn't completely dead.
If you own land with areas of uneven terrain, landscaping can be somewhat challenging. With some creative design ideas, you can design a beautiful landscape in your backyard. From pathways and steps, to retaining walls, designing a backyard that is uneven is possible. You can improve accessibility to areas in your yard you were not able to get to easily, providing you and your family with more ways to enjoy your outdoor space.