How to Repair Your Lawn After a Stump Removal Appointment

Having old dead stumps around your yard isn’t just an unsightly nuisance. It’s also a safety hazard for your other plants. Those stumps are the perfect shelter for pests and unwanted insects. By removing and grinding those dead stumps, you’ll protect your plants in the long run, but stump removal can leave a big crater in your lawn. Luckily, it’s possible to repair your lawn so you can keep your landscaping looking great at all times. 

Clean the Area Up
Once the stump is removed, grab a rake and start cleaning the area up. If there are larger chunks of wood, you may need to remove them by hand. But smaller debris should be picked up by your rake. Collect the waste and dispose of it on your next neighborhood yard waste pickup date. You can also ask your landscaping maintenance team to clean the area up for you if you’re not comfortable doing it on your own.

Fill the Hole With Good Topsoil
Once the debris is picked up, you’ll need to fill the hole left behind by the stump. Use a high-quality topsoil to fill the hole. This will make it easier for new grass and plants to take root and access the nutrients they need to thrive. If you’re not sure where to buy high-quality topsoil for your yard, head to your preferred garden center. They’ll help you find the right soil for your yard and your location in the greater Denver area.

Compact the Soil Gently
Once you have the soil in place, you’ll want to help it along by gently compacting it. This will help you keep the level around the hole even with the rest of your yard. Use your rake to gently press the soil in place. You may need to add more soil after compacting it to bring the hole level with the rest of your yard.

Add New Grass Seed When You’re Ready
To repair your lawn completely, you’ll need to cover the hole with grass. While you can spread a layer of fresh sod over the hole, you can save money by using grass seed instead. Choose a grass mix that’s similar or identical to the one you already have in your yard. Your garden center can help you figure out the best type for your yard if you’re unsure. Then, spread a generous layer of the seed over the hole and water it generously. If you’re trying to repair your lawn after stump removal during the early spring months, you may want to wait to spread grass seed until the water gets a bit warmer. By summer, the hole should be covered completely. 

Have a Stump That Needs to Be Removed?
If you have a stump in your yard, don’t let fear of damaging your lawn keep you from getting it removed. As long as you follow these steps, you’ll be able to repair your lawn quickly. 

Need a stump removed so you can breathe new life into your landscaping in the spring? Contact Root Tree Service today to schedule an appointment.
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