For anybody stuck with an unsightly tree stump in their garden, we know how annoying this can feel. Besides taking up valuable land, a tree stump can remind you of a tree that may have died or become sick, which isn't positive.
In general, you want to try and decorate this space using mulch, rocks, fresh soil, and even some garden decor to give it new life. Just because the stump looks bad now doesn't mean you can't turn it into a new, vibrant spot within your property.
One of the many benefits of planting a climbing hydrangea is that it doesn't need much attention. Furthermore, your hydrangea will thrive in full sun or partial shade, which applies to most gardens. However, hydrangeas can be somewhat slow-growing, so if you're impatient, this may not be the best option. However, hydrangeas can be somewhat slow-growing, so if you're impatient, this may not be the best option.
This plant typically has more of an evergreen color to it and looks like a classic vine from the movies. In addition, you may want to plant a few of these around your stump, if it's large, to conceal it better. It's also worth noting that some sensitive people may be allergic to the sap from this ivy plant, so keep that in mind while deciding. It's also worth noting that some sensitive people may be allergic to the sap from this ivy plant, so keep that in mind while deciding.
This plant also smells very nice, so if you want to turn your garden into a tranquil space, this could be a good idea to try. Generally, as long as Carolina jessamine has adequate sunshine and water, it will sprawl and grow over/on top of whatever you attach it to. With that said, this vine contains strychnine-like alkaloids, which can be poisonous to humans and animals. So, this may not be the best option if you have young kids or a pet that goes outside.
If you want to plant bright flowers around your tree stump, sweet peas are a perfect idea. Besides coming in annual and perennial varieties, you can expect sweet peas to grow roughly 4-6 feet tall. Not only will that be tall enough to cover a tree stump, but it will also become a focal point in your yard. Furthermore, sweet peas do well in full sun and prefer moist soil, which is common near a tree stump. This plant is also quite colorful, with varieties ranging from red, blue, lavender, pink, and brilliant white.
Continuing a more colorful theme, we also have clematis to recommend for covering a tree stump. Generally, clematis will climb and overcome a structure/stump quickly, so these are perfect for those in a rush. In addition, clematis will come back each year, so you don't have to worry about replanting. Besides being one of the more popular options for gardening, clematis plants can thrive in partial sun, which makes them perfect for wooded areas.
Our final idea for covering a tree stump is to plant some lavender nearby. One of the many benefits of this plant is that it has a beautiful scent. Typically, lavender plants will live and bloom for five years before needing to be replanted, so this is a somewhat short timeline. That said, if your lavender self-seed, you may not have to worry about a few dying off. Moreover, lavender will require full sun exposure, so if your stump is shaded, you might want to try a different option.
If you prefer to hire someone to remove your stump instead, expect to pay between $164 and $475. Of course, these estimates will vary depending on where you live, how big the stump is, and the job's difficulty. Generally, landscapers will charge between $2 and $5 per diameter inch of your tree stump, so this can be expensive for larger ones.
As crazy as it sounds, a tree can regrow itself after being chopped down. Although this isn't going to happen fast, a tree will eventually emerge from its stump. You have to remember that just because a tree stump isn't technically growing and changing, it still has roots below. If you don't keep your stump in check, some of your previous trees will likely begin regrowing. Again, this isn't necessarily bad unless your tree had a disease or wasn't supposed to be there in the first place. Luckily, if your tree dies and the stump is left behind, it won't usually ever grow again.