Having a tree removed is never fun, and often very costly. While many companies will remove the cuttings and the stump, they may charge an extra fee. Rather than have them take away all that wood, here are some fantastic ways to put it to use in your yard while saving you some money.
With a little elbow grease and some potting soil, you are on your way to a stunning make-over that can last many seasons. You don't have to be a carpentry expert to make these stunning planters.
Turning a stump into a planter
The stump of a tree can easily be turned into the highlight of a yard, and a perfect way to remember a tree that may hold sentimental value but had to be removed due to hazardous growth.
Try digging out the center but leaving at least 3 inches for the outer border of the stump. Be sure also to drill drainage holes outward from the hole at a downward slope. Then fill as you would any large planter. Over years, the stump will eventually deteriorate.
You can also have a more elaborate version of this and plant a more impressive flower display.
Turning a log into a planter box
The trunks and large limbs can also become stunning planters. You can easily turn a log into a beautiful long planter box. The log can be hollowed with an axe and chainsaw, and planted with whatever flowers suit your fancy.
Turn rotting wood into small planters
Turn smaller pieces of rotting wood into beautiful succulent planters. Use wire mesh to close off the bottom and in a stroke of genius, lined the inside with a piece of the potting soil bag. Add some plants and sheet moss, et voila! You have a darling planter that is perfect indoors or out.
Turn a log into a permanent pot
This chic alternative is a way to turn that log into a permanent indoor pot. Armed with a can of sealant and a few inexpensive legs, you can turn a short log into a planter that could easily pass for an expensive home decor item.
Whether looking for a polished finish or a more rustic look, stumps, logs and branches make great planters. Try making smaller planters as outdoor centerpieces or as give-aways at your next gathering.
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