Eliminating a tree stump from your yard can enhance the look of your outdoor space. Though, soon after the stump is gone, all that remains is a huge hole. The wood chips inside will ultimately decay. The gap could be filled with soil to level out your lawn. will eventually rot, but the hole should be filled with soil to even out the grass.
Below are the next steps once your stump is removed. If you don’t feel like being bothered with a DIY stump project, you can contact a Rochester tree care business for professional stump removal service.
If you’re going to be doing yard work, you’ll want to have a couple of things handy before you begin:
Get Rid of the Debris
If you want your yard to look like it once did, you’ll have to get rid of all debris left inside the stump. Grass won’t grow as successfully on wood chips, so begin by using your rake to remove everything away. Use a saw or clippers to take away any visible roots.
You may need a few bags of topsoil, but make sure to cover the hole to around the same height as the rest of the lawn. Use your rake to break up any soil that’s lumped together. Level the soil but leave a few inches to let it settle when you start to water.
Since you’re putting the grass seed in by hand, you’ll want to go for good coverage. Criss-cross the way you apply the seeds in and use an ample amount.
Get the Soil Ready
Once you’re pleased with the spread, put the seeds in the soil. To begin, rake the seeds into the topsoil and then put a ¼ inch of soil on top.
Sustain and Grow
If space dries out when the seeds have sprouted, then the grass will not thrive. Also, over-watering is just as damaging since it washes away the seeds. Use a light mist to keep the area moist, but not sloppy wet. You’ll keep doing this until the grass has grown over two inches.
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