After cutting down a tree, you are often left with a cumbersome, space-consuming stump. Professional removal of the stump can be quite expensive, and trying to remove it yourself can take lots of time and effort. Rotting a tree stump is a natural and safe method for ridding your yard of a tree stump, especially if you are not in a rush to get rid of it.
Cut the tree stump as close to the ground as possible using your saw.
Cover the cuts with sod and keep the sod moist. This will promote the rotting of the tree stump.
Drill several holes into the top of the stump with a power drill, using a bit that will create a 1-inch diameter hole. This exposes the inner wood of the stump and promotes rotting.
Add a small amount of fertilizer into the stump to provide organisms that will decay the stump the nitrogen they need to grow. Do this during the first year.
Add sugar to the holes also to promote the growth of organisms that need carbon to multiply. Do this during the first year.
Add topsoil to any small holes that appear in the yard due to the decay of the tree roots below ground.