Smart Strategies for Tree Planting, Trimming and Maintenance

My name is Georgia, and I love to write. As an avid gardener, I have spent hours writing about gardening, but in this space, I wanted to turn my attention to trees in particular. I recently added a number of fruit trees to my garden, and I have old oaks in front of my house which have suffered and survived through a range of mishaps. If you want to learn ideas for taking better care of your trees, you have stumbled onto the right blog. Welcome to this space, please explore and share this blog with your friends if they inspire you.

Why You Should Remove That Tree Stump From Your New Property


Living in a home with a garden is a huge privilege, especially in Australia with its long and warm summers. This means that when you arrive in your new home, one of the first things you'll want to get sorted out is your garden space so that it can be used as a place to entertain family and friends throughout the summer months.

If there is one lonely tree stump sat in the middle of your garden, and you are wondering whether you should invest in a tree stump removal service to get rid of it, here are a few reasons why you need to make sure it's gone sooner rather than later.

It's a safety hazard. If your primary reason for investing in a property with a garden is so that your kids have a safe place to play, you'll want to make sure that the tree stump is removed as soon as possible so that your kids have the freedom to play without injuring themselves. A tree stump in the middle of a lawn is begging to be tripped over or for a kid to ride into it on a bicycle, flying headfirst over the handlebars.

A magnet for pests. That decaying stump is prime fodder for pests that you really don't want around. All the kinds of pests that love to munch on wood will all want to gnaw on the tree stump before it rots away, and these critters can include termites, ants, beetles, and more besides. You might think that it's no big deal to have a few insects in your garden, but if you have any wooden structures or wooden furniture in your house, these insects will soon make their way from the tree stump and into your home.

An eye sore. Although the safety issue of having a tree stump in your garden is probably the most pressing, you'll want to get rid of it simply because it looks bad as well. If you want to invite your neighbours round for evening drinks and your extended family to your home for Sunday barbecues, a tree stump is just going to make a bad impression.

Regrowth could occur. If you find a tree stump in your garden, a tree was obviously felled for a reason, but beneath the stump there are tangles of roots that are still living, and regrowth could happen all over again if the stump isn't removed. It's best to tackle the issue head on and remove the stump as soon as you move into your new home.   


6 January 2016