Stumps can at times be considered a bump in the road other times they can be considered a great asset for a property. There are a couple of key factors that hold the weight of the difference. One of them actually is, why you would want a stump on your property. As we have said some people actually find them great others don’t. We are going to talk about both aspects here. At times you inherited a stump from the former owner of the property. What do you want to with it now that is yours?
How Did This Get There?
When a stump comes as a result of a bad tree trimming and tree removal process it is bound to have its fair share of problems for the property. Why do we say that? Well, that means that for the most part the roots have not been taken care of either. So, they are going to continue to grow and could spread throughout the property even reaching areas where they could cause real trouble. This is where we come in though. If you want to keep the stump then we can literally grind it into a shape that is not going to give you trouble and can actually serve as an asset to your home!
How Much Grinding Is Ok?
Obviously, it's your stump, so the easiest answer to this question is as much grinding as you want, is Ok. That being said we are posting this question because we have seen plenty of videos online where people are suggesting that you do this job on your own and they end up with some pretty terrible results in our opinion. Our idea of a stump grinding is to work with what you have and maybe even gradually mold it to the shape that you are looking for, but if you are going to start digging around it and making a mess you might as well remove it!
Having Root Problems?
One of the reasons that people usually like to stay clear of keeping stumps on their property is the fact that you are going to have a little plant with big roots. Depending on the type of tree the roots can be more or less invasive to your property. If you are having a root problem you have two options basically. One is to remove the stump altogether and the other is to try and grind the roots actually. The decision really depends on how much damage you are willing to make on your property!
Damage On Your Property
The reason that tree care companies in many other areas are usually against stumps or at least always warn people about the damage they can do to a property is that stumps can become the bump in the road of a pretty lawn. Around here though, it is pretty hard to keep your lawn green all year around anyway. So, the real “damage” that it can do to a property is usually not that significant.