An old tree stump takes up space and can damage lawn care equipment. If you plan to landscape your yard or add a storage shed or other structure in the future, stump grinding will open up usable space on your property. You won’t have to circle around the stump when you mow the lawn or worry about damaging your lawn mower if you run into the stump.
Stump grinding assures the permanent removal of a tree without the chance of annoying regrowth. A stump that is left behind can send up new growth, which is unsightly and will need to be removed. After grinding, the remaining tree roots decay underground, preventing regrowth and allowing for new landscaping. As the grinder shreds the stump, it creates mulch that can be used to fill the remaining hole in the ground. Mulch also helps retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth.
An old stump is an eyesore that can ruin the view of your yard. If you plan to sell your home, stump grinding is an especially important choice. Instead of a yard cluttered with a rotting stump, potential buyers will see a clear yard with space that they can use for a new garden.