What's the best way to utilize areas where tree stumps used to be?

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We took down very large and rooted trees so our above ground pool got more sun. Now these areas are eyesores. They've been ground down so they are flat but, nothing will grow over them. We have one where our chimena is, but, still need to utilize 2 others.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 18, 2017
    Make container plantings and place on top of them

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 18, 2017
    Win would get a stump removal product that you apply to the stump and it deteriorates it quicker than nature. Other than that container planter on top or crawling foliage that will grow over and conceal it

  • Terry Shanks Terry Shanks on Jun 18, 2017
    Put garden soil over top of then at least 6 to 8 inches and plant

  • Bnsthrlnd Bnsthrlnd on Jun 18, 2017
    unless you go for a stump grinder this will take time. To speed the process keep shoots cut away and making vertical cuts into stump with chainsaw will hasten decomposing. Large stumps have large root systems. Be aware that planting near a stump may be death to a precious tree, etc when an invisible hole opens up underground leaving plant suspended over a hole. No amount of watering will help as it's running off thru the old root system

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 18, 2017
    If you can dig out a hole large enough in the middle , you can add dirt and plant flowers right in it.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jun 18, 2017
    Can you build a planter box (including floor) to go over them? Or purchase large ceramic planters...a planter doesn't need to be used for plants, it could become a water feature. If the remaining stump is level, can you install a bird bath using the stump as a base?

  • Cheryl Markus Reynolds Cheryl Markus Reynolds on Jun 18, 2017
    Cut/chop out the center portion, making it at least 6" deep. Add dirt and plant flowers.

  • Cindy Fifield Fitzgerald Cindy Fifield Fitzgerald on Jun 18, 2017
    Great ideas, thank you everyone!!!