Why Stump Grinding Is the Ideal Way to Get Rid of an Old Tree Stump in Your Yard

It's not uncommon for people to have trees removed and leave the stump behind. That's because the stumps are so difficult to get rid of. Some tree removal companies may not even remove the stumps, or if they do, they charge extra. So, it's possible you'll have an old stump on the property when you buy a new home. You don't have to live with the eyesore because there's an easy way to get rid of stumps. Stump grinding is the solution you're looking for. Here's why it's the best way to get rid of tree stumps. 

Stump Grinding Is Fast

When you hire a contractor to grind away the stump, it is gone the same day. That is far better than waiting on the stump to decay, which could take months or years. Leaving an old stump in the ground for that long is not only an eyesore, it can attract termites and carpenter ants. You don't want those pests to be active close to your house. It's better to get rid of a stump fast, and the only way to do that if you don't have a tractor to pull it out is to grind it away.

There Is No Disposal Fee

If you have a tractor or truck, you might be able to pull the tree trunk out of the ground, but then you're left with a big trunk on your lawn wondering what to do with it. Trunks are extremely heavy and difficult to move around. Because they are so big and heavy, if you haul it to the dump, you'll probably have to pay a large disposal fee. One option is to dig a hole on your property to bury it, but you'll probably need to rent heavy equipment to dig a hole that big. You can avoid all those fees and labor by just hiring someone to grind away the stump.

Your Lawn Looks Like the Tree Never Existed

Stump grinding chews away the tree to below the soil line, so once the tree is gone, it looks like it was never there. You can plant grass seed on the spot, or if you put down some sod, you'll cover the soil the same day. 

Considering what a headache it is to get rid of tree stumps, it is well worth the expense to hire someone to grind the stump. The contractor brings a grinding machine and places it over the stump to chew up the wood until it is turned into mulch. You can keep the mulch to use in your flower beds or have it hauled away. Since it is easier to manage, you can pack it in trash bags and dispose of it in your regular trash instead of paying a disposal fee. Plus, you won't have the worry of the stump attracting ants and termites to a tree that's just feet from your house. For more information, talk to professionals like Tree Landers.