Asked on Apr 28, 2018

Circle of doom..



Circle patch in my backyard where previous owners had planted brushes/ trees that have been cut down to their stumps. Stumps are sticking out of ground. There are alot! Eyesore.
9 answers
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Apr 28, 2018

    labor intensive, but grub out as many as you can, three are products that will help 'stumps to rot, but it takes a LONG time .... keep removing any sign of 'green' stems/leaves etc., and eventually the roots will die from lack of nourishment -- but it won't happen over night.
  • Sassy
    on Apr 28, 2018

    You could also make this into a fire pit area or seating area, using the stumps as part of the legs for seating.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Apr 28, 2018

    Use the area as a feature, and enclose the feature:- Paved Circle with Central Statue or Birdbath/Sundial etc. Tree stumps: Use them to weave in and out Twigs or Rope to form a low wall. Set a path around outside circle by laying Pavers or Stepping Stones etc. You could also use the inside of low fence to grow Green Beans and/or Sweet Pea or Flowers or Tree or a Pond..
  • Phyllis Eaves
    Phyllis Eaves
    on Apr 28, 2018

    Put a REALLY heavy duty chain around one stump. Make sure it will not come off . Hitch other end of chain to your truck or station wagon. Start slowly pulling the stump out of the ground. Been there, done it...with our old station wagon. there was no damage to the vehicle and there were no more stumps or bushes. pulled out 7 redtips that way. Yes they were alive. i amened the soil. waited a year and started planting roses. The roses were from jackson and perkins. Within a year i had some of the most gorgeous roses in my front yards;about 8 Florabundas. I created in my large back yard, a cutting garden. Hope this helps
  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on Apr 28, 2018

    You could rent a small backhoe and tear them out and regrade the area. Just have the extra soil already there to spread around.
  • Redcatcec
    on Apr 28, 2018

    Is there any way your could dig some around the stumps and cut the roots, freeing the stumps?
  • Yay31581319
    on Apr 29, 2018

    Rent a stump grinder then surround with j
  • Yay31581319
    on Apr 29, 2018

    a fire pit made from pavers
  • Michelle
    on Apr 4, 2021

    definitely get stumps ground out. Then you can make decisions whether to make a herbal rock garden or other ideas

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