The Best Way to Prepare Your Garden Before Installation

Before installing your climbing frame you must clear obstacles from the garden, such as rocks & tree stumps or anything that could cause a problem to building.

Rocks if big can be really heavy and hard to move. However, as they are heavy and hard to move landing on them from any great height like say from a glider are potentially fatal especially if head first. Metal manhole covers are a similar tail solid unmovable object that is unsafe for a safety under a climbing frame.


Tree Stumps

These can be stubborn, especially if it’s been established for a long time with really deep roots. You may have used a digger to force it out and break the roots. However, you do have several options that can be used for removing stumps that don’t need heavy machinery. These can make removing tree stumps simple with less hard labour.

Burning a Stump

Stump burning, destroying and removing stumps with fire is perhaps involving the least heavy lifting without resorting to chemicals. Setting out kindling with larger logs to maintain a fire with enough intensity for burning the main stump being incinerated.

This will require some fire nurturing (tending to make sure it’s hot and consistent) slow burn charcoal can make life easier as it does exactly what it says. Starting out the fire will dry, then burning through reaching some roots.

Chemical Stump Remover

Chemical stump remover is used by drilling holes then pouring chemicals down them. This in turn softens, making it easier to remove wood. Chemical concerned and used in most products is potassium nitrate, with nitrogen’s key ability is speeding up a decomposition process it is ideal for the purpose. No chemical will ever completely disintegrate a tree stump (not strictly true, no chemical available for purchase can do this) and remove it from the garden.

Whilst this is an option for those who don’t want to deal with the physicality of other methods. However, it does take some time this means you can’t be in a rush for it to be done.

Grinding the Stump

Now this method might not be suitable in creating a safe surface, this is because low-cost grinder will go across the stump. However, it wouldn’t go down so leaving a hard flat stump which would not be good for falling on. Instead, look for a grinder that goes down destroying what is beneath the surface. When you see soil coming out you know you’re done. This will be an expensive hire, but will be a quicker way for it to be done.

Dig and Pull

Need out, not afraid of some hard labour or you have a digger available. Either way dig around cutting roots weakening its support and then leaver out the stump. This will be quick with a digger or longer using the sweat off your own brow and strength of your back.