I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.
If you have a tree that you have to remove you can use the leftover wood after it is chopped down. You should only do this, however, if the wood is healthy. For example, if you are removing the tree because of it being diseased, you should throw the wood away. If the wood is healthy, below are two things you can do with it.
Use it For Mulch
Mulch is important for flower beds as it provides them with moisture. This is because the mulch soaks up the moisture to keep your flowers watered longer. Mulch is also beneficial for you as it can keep most weeds from growing. This is because weeds need sunshine to grow just like your flowers do and mulch covers them up. Weeds can hurt your flowers because they can steal moisture away from them.
Ask the tree service if they can grind down the stump that was left over from the tree, and you can use the wood chips from the stump as mulch. The tree service may also be willing to grind down extra wood or branches to create even more mulch.
When placing the mulch in your flower garden, push it away a few inches from the base of each flower. If you do not, the mulch can suffocate the flowers and cause them to die. Over time, the wood chips will deteriorate but this will not cause any damage to the soil.
Use as Garden Edging
The wood can be used to place an edging around your garden. This makes your flower garden look even more beautiful and gives it a clean appearance. A garden edging also prevents weeds from moving into your garden. You can cut the wood down into smaller pieces, if desired. Or use several different sizes to make a unique edging.
First dig a trench around the garden and set the wood in the trench. Compact the soil around the wood to hold it in place.
You could use the edging around other parts of your yard. For example, if you want to plant flowers around on of your other trees, put an edging around them after they have been planted.
If you do not want to do anything with the leftover wood, ask a tree service, such as Arborcare Tree Service, if they can take it away. If they will not, you could always sell it or give it away for firewood.Share