Are you tired of looking at the same old tree stump in your backyard or front yard? Are you having a hard time finding a tree removal service that also provides tree stump grinding? If so, then you need to learn a bit more about the process.

Doing so can save you valuable time and protect the integrity of your yard. Rather than letting the stump sit stagnantly and become a safety hazard, you can get rid of them safely and effectively.

See below for several do’s and don’ts of tree stump grinding and why they are so important to follow.

Do: Contact a Professional Tree Stump Grinding Service

To remove a tree stump the right way, you have to have the proper tools. These tools far beyond what most common homeowners have available to them.

This includes things like a chainsaw, heavy-duty machinery, chainsaws, a stump grinder, and a team of trained professionals to operate them all. Attempting the job yourself can lead to serious injury and might not get the job done in the first place.

For those of you thinking you’ll remove the tree stump by hand, think again. Depending on the tree and its age, the roots could go as far down as 20 feet deep. While that’s a rarity, most tree roots still average to be several feet deep and wide. That can quickly turn into a weekend-long project by hand.

Instead, have it finished in only a few hours with a professional service. They’ll make sure that your yard is completely void of the stump at the end. When they’re finished, it will be as if a tree stump never existed.

No matter how many tree stumps you’re dealing with, reach out to a professional tree stump grinding service for a quote.

Don’t: Let the Tree Stump Sit in Your Yard

For some of you, you might’ve scheduled a professional tree removal service thinking that the stump was part of the tree removal process. Instead, they chopped down your branches and trunk and left your yard with an eyesore sticking out from the ground.

Tree removal by itself does you no good. If the stump is still in the ground, you haven’t saved yourself any space. A tree stump can be more of a safety hazard for you and your family. They can cause unforeseen circumstances such as:

  • You or your children tripping over the tree stump and injuring yourself.
  • A neighbor or worker tripping over the stump, making you responsible for their injuries and owing them compensation for it.
  • Accidentally running over the tree stump and damaging your lawnmower.
  • Invite unwanted pests into your yard (such as termites).
  • Cause mold growth and fungi to appear around your yard.

The list goes on and on. You must hire a tree stump grinding service to get rid of the stump once and for all. Then, you can have a large portion of your yard back and remove the safety hazard from your landscape.

Do: Clean Your Yard Efficiently

After you’ve reached out to your tree stump grinding service, it’s time to get to work on cleaning your yard. This is especially important for those of you that are having more than one tree stump removed.

A stump grinder is one of the most powerful pieces of machinery on the market, if there’s anything around the area of the stump, the grinder will likely destroy it. They might also become a projectile and cause damage to you or your neighbor’s yard.

Make sure that you take the time to thoroughly clean your yard before they arrive. Gather all of your garden decorations and objects and place them safely in your shed or garage.

While you’re at it, you might want to mow the lawn if you have time. The hole that they fill in from where the stump used to be will need a few days to settle. Unless you want dirt flying all over the place while you mow, it’s best to trim the yard before the stump is removed.

Side note: if you’re sick of mowing your lawn or need a lot to be mowed, be sure to inquire about our lot mowing services.

Don’t: Let Kids Play Near the Stump

This has been briefly mentioned already, but it bears worth repeating: a tree stump can be a safety hazard to you, your kids, and your pets.

As such, it’s dangerous to let them play around that area before the stump has been removed. As all parents know, it’s only a matter of time before one of your children inevitably trips over it.

This is yet another reason why it’s important to schedule tree stump grinding services right away. The sooner you do it, the sooner your children can burn off their energy outside (safely) again.

Do: Ask the Tree Stump Grinding Company Questions

Tree stump grinding isn’t your normal service, we know that. That’s why we encourage you to ask as many questions as you’d like.

No matter what tree stump grinding company you call, be sure to ask them a few questions such as:

  • How quickly can you schedule an appointment to remove my tree stump?
  • What are the potential risks of leaving a stump in the ground for too long?
  • How quickly can you remove the stump once you arrive?
  • What equipment do you use?
  • What is your typical process for removing the tree stump?
  • Can you send me a quote for the tree stump grinding cost?

The more you understand the process that lies ahead, the more confidence you’ll have in the tree stump grinding company that you invest in.

Schedule a Tree Stump Grinding Service Today

Now that you have seen several do’s and don’ts of tree stump grinding, be sure to use this advice to your advantage.

Looking to protect the integrity of your other trees? If so, read this article to learn more about the reasons to hire a tree pruning service.

For more inquiries, please feel free to reach out via our contact us page and we will be delighted to work with you further.