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By Tansy

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi Every one

I have had a very large confer cut down in my garden, and then a stump grinder was used on the roots.Any idea what is the best way to get the area back into cultivation ?
I want to be able to put in some small shrubs and herbaceous, but at the moment the bed is deeply covered in the stuff left by stump grinding
Help please ?



Hmm, bit naughty of whoever did the grinding - usually, they take away all the rubbish and the worst of the grindings when they leave. Rake up all loose material as far as you can and dispose of it, then dig the area over, incorporating soil conditioning compost or garden compost, anything like that, level off with a rake and then consider what you want to plant.

8 May, 2011


Thanks very much, for the info, I guessed there would be no quick fix !

8 May, 2011


I had a lot of poplar/conifers removed and found the area very dry and new plants wilted. I used soil conditioner and spent compost along with my new compost and its still not as good as other areas when its very dry. So I would say add more rather than less.

8 May, 2011


manure mite be the thing to dig in there realy as it will get it more damp and its a great natural fertilizer and normaly you can get it for free . my fave price lol .

8 May, 2011

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