Turn your tree stump into an integral part of your garden by turning the eyesore into a conversation piece.
You will need
- Ground cover
- A birdbath
- gazing ball
- or statues
- Decorative pots
- Decorative rocks or trinkets
- An axe
- A drill
- A stone slab
- or wood
Step 1 Hide with ground cover Hide your tree stump with decorative and easy-to-grow ground cover that features attractive foliage and flowers in the spring.
Step 2 Use as a platform Use the stump as a platform to display a decorative birdbath, gazing ball, or statue.
Make sure the top of the stump is level.
Step 3 Rest flower pots on top Rest a decorative pot full of your favorite flowers on the stump. Use smaller containers with flowers, rocks, or trinkets to complement the decorative pot.
Step 4 Use as a flower pot Hollow out the center with an axe and use your tree stump as a natural flowerpot.
Step 5 Use as a planter Drill a hole at the base for drainage and fill the hollowed stump with soil. Then plant an assortment of your favorite trailing flowers to complement your landscape.
Step 6 Turn tree stump into a table Turn your tree stump into a beautiful table by adding a stone slab, plexiglass, or wood for a tabletop.
In pioneer days, lawn ornaments were mostly functional. Whirligigs, scarecrows, and fencing were used to keep animals away from crops.