Stump grinding is a landscaping procedure that consists of using a specialized power tool to grind the surface of a dead stump in your yard below ground level, where it is then buried so grass and other plants can grow on top of it. The distinctive nature of this landscaping procedure means that stump grinding confers a number of benefits onto your yard. Understanding the advantages associated with having the stumps in your yard ground down can help you figure out if stump grinding is the right fit for your landscaping needs.
The first, and perhaps most important, reason why you may want to consider hiring a professional tree removal specialist to grind the dead tree stumps in your yard is because of the added space that it will give your yard. On a purely aesthetic level, this newly open space will make your yard look much more open and neater, which can in turn improve the appearance of the exterior of your home. On a functional level, the absence of the stump means that you can now incorporate other landscaping designs in the newly freed up space, such as planting a flowerbed or building a walkway.
In addition, you may want to consider having your stumps grinded down in order to reduce the likelihood that pests like termites take up residence within your yard. This is because tree stumps are, quite simply, dead organic matter. This means that a dead stump that is allowed to sit idle and exposed to the elements for a long enough period of time can quickly begin to rot and become a nest for a larger infestation that can quickly spread to other plants in your garden, or even into your home.
Easier Lawn Maintenance
Another major advantage associated with removing the dead stumps from your yard is the fact that doing so makes it much easier for you to do lawn work. You'll no longer have to go carefully around the stump and the roots that have broken the ground around it in order to avoid chipping or dulling the lawnmower blades. Removing the stumps can also be extremely important for lawn safety, as you will be much less likely to trip and fall (or fall and hit your head on the stump) because of the stump. This is of particular concern for homeowners with young children or older homeowners.