Southlake’s Best Stump Grinding Services
Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of proper landscape care is stump grinding and stump removal. Along with our impressive tree removal services, we also provide an outstanding stump grinding service. Grinding and removing a stump can prove to be an incredibly difficult task, especially for those who are inexperienced and lack the proper equipment.
Left behind and unattended, stumps present a lot of problems for your yard and your family. Potential problems can include:
- Plant Diseases
Dead and decaying environments are optimal living conditions for molds and fungi. As the stump decays, toxic fungi and molds can grow and thrive creating a potential threat to you, your family, your pets, and the rest of your landscape.
- Termites and Other Bugs
Termites and carpenter ants love to build extensive nests in old stumps. Having bugs in your yard may not seem like a big deal, but once they get bored with the stump they might just move on to your house or other plants.
- Trip Hazards
As the weather gets nicer, you and your kids are more likely to spend time outside. The old stump might seem like a really cool place to have a snack, but when not paying attention someone could trip and fall and might just break something.
What You Shouldn’t Do On The Stump
Grinding or removing a stump yourself may seem like the cheapest and easiest option. However, there are a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t try to do it yourself.
- Burning the Stump
Burning a stump seems to be the most popular do it yourself option simply because people believe it’s the best way. That misconception couldn’t be farther from the truth. It’s incredibly dangerous and it’s really easy to cause a small or potentially uncontrollable fire in the dry Texas heat.
- Digging Up the Stump
If you don’t have the proper equipment for stump removal you run the risk of causing serious injuries. A lot of people assume that a simple shovel is enough to dig up a stump. Unfortunately, it isn’t. It’s better to leave the heavy lifting to professionals.
- Using Slow-Working Stump Removers
Chemical stump removers are probably the most dangerous way to remove a stump yourself. Since the chemicals are generally slow-acting, it’s tough to keep the dangers contained. Curious kids and dogs could get hurt, so it’s best to avoid using them.
In the end, it’s best to leave difficult and dangerous tasks to professionals who know how to avoid any accidents.
Different Types of Stump Removal
There are several different ways a stump can be removed. It’s up to you and our team of arborists to figure out which method works best for you. There are three main types of stump removal.
- Stump Removal
By simply using a stump chipper or grinder, our crew of arborists can haul away smaller and easier to move pieces. This process may leave a hole in your yard.
- Stump and Root System Removal
Just like stump removal, we’ll chop and remove the stump but we’ll also use larger equipment to dig up the root system. This method may require some extensive digging to successfully remove the whole stump and root system.
- Stump Grinding
Simply grinding the stump is the easiest and most-common stump removal service we offer. All we do is grind the stump into smaller pieces until it is a few inches below the soil level and then send the smaller pieces through a wood chipper to turn it into mulch. We then fill the stump hole with dirt and the mulch to make it level with the rest of your yard. This is the least invasive method that leaves your lawn level and easier to mow.