Tree stumps are for way more than just sitting in your yard. There are some creative ways to use your tree stump and avoid the pricey process of tree stump removal. If you have just done some yard clearing and are wondering what to do with a leftover tree stump, you can make your tree stump a bird bath. A tree stump can merely be altered into a bird bath that not only looks good but also offers water for the wildlife.
Getting rid of a tree stump can be a labor-intensive or pricey procedure. Instead of renting equipment, extend the natural splendor of your landscape by changing it into the base of an easy-to-build, elegant birdbath. Utilizing a square of slate and a plow blade, this birdbath enriches your outdoor space and will entice all types of birds to your landscape.
Clean your tree stump with a hose to eliminate any debris or dirt that is on its surface. Take off any fungus that may be growing on the stump’s topside.
Dig out the top of the stump. The hollowed-out area will be the bowl of the bird bath. Take out the inner wood with a hammer, chisel, and drill. Put holes around the top of the stump to loosen the wood and use the knife and hammer to take off any loose wood.
Make a bucket of cement. Quick concrete is good enough to make the bird bath’s bowl. Put a little amount of concrete into the hole that you created in the tree stump.
With a trowel, smooth and spread the concrete to make the bowl. Keep smoothing and spreading the concrete until the bowl is finished. The concrete has to cover the bottom and sides of the depression.
Let the concrete set for the suggested amount of time. The concrete should get hard in around 15 minutes. Give it a day (24 hours) before you fill it with water.
Need help with your tree stump-bird bath project? Ask a tree specialist for help!
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