Arlington’s Greatest Stump Grinding Service
One of the most overlooked parts of adequate landscape care is stump grinding and stump removal. Coupled with our excellent tree removal services, our stump grinding and stump removal services are top notch! Grinding and removing a stump can quickly become a challenging task, especially when you lack experience and the right equipment.
Left to their own devices, stumps can introduce a multitude of problems for you and your landscape. Problems that may occur include:
- Trip Hazards
When you and your family are enjoying the nice weather outside, you’re probably much too preoccupied with having fun to be paying attention! Perhaps the stump looks like a great place to have a tea party, it just isn’t worth the risk of someone tripping and really hurting themselves.
- Plant Diseases
As the stump decays it becomes an ideal living environment for all sorts of nasty plant diseases. Molds and fungi thrive in a decomposing environment, which creates threats to you, your family, your pets, and the rest of your landscape.
- Termites and Other Bugs
Termites, carpenter ants, and various other wood boring pests love to build nests in old stumps. It may not seem like a big deal to have bugs in your yard, but what happens when they get bored with the stump? They might just move on to your house!
The Downfalls of DIY
Grinding and removing a stump by yourself might seem like the cheapest and most straightforward way to get it done, but there are serious risks associated with not having the right equipment. While there are several popular ways to remove a stump by yourself, there are also many downfalls and dangers that come with each one.
- Digging Up the Stump
Without the proper equipment for stump removal, you risk sustaining potential injuries. Many people assume that a regular shovel will be enough to remove the stump. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. It’s much better to leave the heavy lifting to professionals.
- Burning the Stump
Because many people assume it’s the easiest way, one of the most popular ways to get rid of a stump is to burn it. A common misconception, it’s actually very dangerous and it’s easy to cause a small fire in the dry Texas heat and you could get burned.
- Stump Removing Chemicals
Perhaps the most dangerous way to remove a stump is by using chemical stump removers. The chemicals are generally slow-acting and it can be tough to keep the dangers under control. Curious kids and pets could get seriously hurt by the poisonous chemicals. For everyone’s safety, it’s best to avoid using chemicals and call us instead.
Stump Grinding and Stump Removal
There are many different ways to remove a stump. The right way is decided by both you and our expert arborists. Whichever option you choose will best fit your personal landscape needs and your unique budget.
- Stump Grinding
Stump grinding is perhaps the easiest and most-common stump removal service we offer. We use a stump grinder to grind the stump into mulch about six inches below the soil level. We then fill the hole with dirt and mulch to make it level with the rest of your yard. This is the least invasive method that leaves your landscape level and easier to mow and play in.
- Stump & Root System Removal
By using a stump chipper or grinder, our crew will haul away the smaller pieces of the stump. Larger equipment will be used to dig up the root system. This method is much more invasive and can leave a large hole in your lawn that is considerably harder to fill.