If you are thinking of attempting DIY stump grinding, you might also be thinking that you are saving time and money, or the hassle of finding a stump grinding service you trust. But that’s not the case. Without the right knowledge or protection, DIY stump grinding can lead to property damage or injuries. For those reasons and more, here’s why you shouldn’t DIY and why you should hire a professional for your stump grinding needs.
You Can Injure Yourself
Just because you can rent a stump grinder doesn’t mean you should. Without the right protective gear and knowledge, DIY stump grinding can cause serious injuries. The powerful rotating wheels are made to cut through the bark and solid wood of a tree stump, so they can cut through almost anything. Professional stump grinders have the experience and training to handle stump grinders properly to keep them and others safe.
Along with mishandling the stump grinding machine, you can also injure yourself and others with flying debris from DIY stump grinding. A professional knows the area needs to be thoroughly cleared first. A stray rock, or another piece of debris, can fly up and injure the operator or someone else nearby. You can also cause injury by not filling the hole properly after. This could be an even bigger tripping hazard than the stump and can also be a hazard for lawn equipment.
Can Cause Property Damage
What Our Professional Stump Grinding Services do For You
How Our Stump Grinding Services Work
2. Once the area is safe, we use a chainsaw to remove as much stump as possible to level it with the ground.
3. With the stump removed above ground, we can then go in with the stump grinder to grind away the stump. We use side-to-side and back-and-forth motions to remove the stump four to sixteen inches below ground.
4. Once the stump is underground, we fill and level the hole with soil.
5. Now your yard is ready to grow something new.
Benefits of Professional Stump Grinding
With our stump grinding service, you don’t have to wait for the entire stump to decompose, you can remove it now.
Restore Yard Health
Stump grinding turns the stump into mulch. We can clean it up and dispose of it for you or you can choose to use the mulch in your landscape.