If you love your garden and have invested a lot of time into making it beautiful, you certainly don’t want it ruined by unsightly stumps. So how do you remove that ugly stump and make your garden attractive and functional? The first thing you need to know is that stump removal is not a quick and easy DIY task that you should attempt alone, stump grinding is a job for the professionals.
Why remove tree stumps from your garden?
Besides the unsightliness of decaying old stump in your yard, there are several other reasons that you should remove tree stumps from your garden.
- A rotting tree stump ruins your landscaping and decreases the properties curb appeal.
- Removing a tree stump will give you more space in your garden and make it more user-friendly.
- The tree roots, which survive long after the tree has been cut down, can spread under your house and porch and damage your foundations or paving.
- Decaying stumps make great homes for pests, insects, rodents and even snakes.
Stump grinding is the best and most economical way to remove stumps
The best, fastest and most convenient way to remove a stump is to call in the professionals. A tree service company, like Martin’s Tree Service, will use specialized equipment to safely grind down stumps for you and leave your garden looking better than ever before.
The stump grinding process is done in multiple stages as a rotating cutting wheel on the front of the stump grinder works its way across the surface of the stump, slowly grinding it into mulch. This cannot be done quickly as the stump grinder can only peel off a single, thin layer of two inches of wood at a time and the stump needs to ground down well below the surface to ensure that no sharp pieces remain. It is impossible to say exactly how long stump grinding will take, it all depends on the size and situation of the stump, and ease of access to the location. It could be as little as one hour or as many as five hours.
But you can rest assured that a professional company will be able to do it way faster than you ever could. Once the stump has been ground down, the remaining wood chips are used to fill the empty hole where the stump once stood, and the soil is levelled. Stump grinding is the most environmentally friendly way to remove stumps without poisoning the soil with chemicals or destroying your landscaped garden.
What is a stump grinder?
A stump grinder is a specialized piece of equipment that should only be used by a person who has the appropriate experience and training. It is a powerful tool that removes tree stumps by rotating a cutting disk or wheel, with fixed carbide teeth, over the stump. The cutter wheel is controlled by hydraulic cylinders that push the stump grinder’s teeth laterally through the stump and raise and lower the cutter wheel. Stump grinders are designed to work in yards and gardens and are therefore compact and easy to operate in small spaces. A lightweight stump grinder can fit through a standard garden gate and can be operated in tight spaces next to fences, sheds or alongside a house.
Stump grinding may sound simple, and it is a quick and effective way to remove stumps from your garden when it is carried out by a professional, but it is not a Saturday afternoon DIY project. At Martin’s Tree Service we have the equipment, knowledge, and experience to remove stumps safely and effectively from your garden without putting you or your property at risk. Call us and we will provide you with a quote, timeline, and explanation of the process.