Remove A Tree Stump With One Common Household Ingredient

The Drilling Method Start by gathering a drill with a large bit or an ax, Epsom salt, water, wax, a tarp, and a shovel. Drill many 1-inch-wide holes on the stump's surface, including its aerial roots, at least three to four inches apart.

Bigger stumps may need more than six holes. Drill down eight inches for deeper salt penetration. You can also hollow out the tree stump using an ax.

Fill ¾ of the drilled holes with Epsom salt and add water to maintain moisture. Plug the holes with wax.  

Cover the trunk remnant with a non-porous tarp to prevent roots from sprouting and salt from destroying the stump. Repeat every three weeks until the stump dies, then shovel it out.

Using Soaking Soaking a tree stump removes it without drilling holes. Mix 1:2 Epsom salt and water in a bucket. To soak a tree base, use two gallons of water and one gallon of salt.  

Drench the stump, then cover it with an opaque tarp or plastic sheet and mulch to weigh it down. You can also pour nitrogen-rich fertilizer around the tree trunk's base to accelerate breakdown.  

At least once a week, chisel away at the decomposing wood. When the stump is entirely dry, remove it, including the root system. After removing the stump, add dirt and plant grass or flowers.

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