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.
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  • Landsharkinnc 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 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 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

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    • Phyllis Eaves Phyllis Eaves on Apr 28, 2018
      Absolutely yes. At the time we were doing some 'Landscaping', we had this station wagon made in the late '70's. That thing was a re-incarnated Tank!

  • 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 Redcatcec on Apr 28, 2018
    Is there any way your could dig some around the stumps and cut the roots, freeing the stumps?

  • Yay31581319 Yay31581319 on Apr 28, 2018
    Rent a stump grinder then surround with j

  • Yay31581319 Yay31581319 on Apr 28, 2018
    a fire pit made from pavers

  • Michelle Michelle on Apr 04, 2021

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