Some people just want their trees cut down. For others, the job isn’t done until the stump is ground completely out of the landscape. Our stump crew specializes in grinding out even the trickiest stumps. Stump grinding typically goes down a few inches under the surface, and we offer three main tree service options to go with our tree removal services.
Find the solution to your stubborn stumps with our tree services in Jessup, Maryland. Call 240.673.2474 today to schedule your free estimate.
When to Hire Stump Grinding Pros
After removing a tree, the stump will be left behind. You’ll need to hire a stump grinding pro to eliminate the stump. This job is best left to the professionals because it requires special equipment and know-how. Getting a professional to remove a stump from your yard can help:
- Prevent trip hazards – A stump in your yard can be a trip hazard, especially if it’s in a high-traffic area.
- Make mowing and landscaping easier – If you have a stump in your yard, it can make mowing and landscaping difficult. Hiring a pro to remove the stump will make it easier to care for your yard.
- Improve your curb appeal – If you’re trying to sell your home, having a stump in your yard can be a turnoff for potential buyers. Removing the stump will improve your curb appeal and could help you sell your home faster.
Grind & Go
Your Stump Mulch Left Behind
This service is our cheapest stump grinding option. We will grind the stump and leave the resulting pile of what we call “stump mulch” behind. The size of that pile depends on the size of the stump. That mixture of wood chips and dirt will settle down some over time, or you can use it to fill in low spots in the yard, dump in the woods, or place around gardens.
Grind & Remove
Removing Your Grindings
This option leaves your property a little neater than the Grind & Go option. We’ll grind the stump and remove the grindings down to ground level. While this is a little more expensive, it saves you the trouble of doing it yourself and looks better than leaving a pile of stump mulch. This option is popular for trees in decorative mulch beds or grassy areas if you want to grow grass yourself.
Grind & Grass
This service is our top-of-the-line stump grinding option and a real turn-key solution to stumps in existing turf areas. We will perform the Grind & Remove service and then add a soil conditioner and topsoil mix, high-quality grass seed, and straw over the disturbed area. To guarantee the grass grows, you will need to water it, but once it comes in, it’ll look like the tree was never even there.
Improve the Health of Your Yard with Stump Grinding
While having a stump in your yard may not seem like a big deal, it can negatively impact your yard’s health. If you don’t remove the stump, it will often continue to grow new shoots. These shoots are usually weak and unhealthy because they rely on the old stump’s nutrients.
Additionally, stumps can be a breeding ground for pests and diseases that can spread to other trees in your yard. Hiring a stump grinding pro will help improve the health of your yard by removing the stump and preventing the spread of pests and diseases.
Stump Removal vs. Stump Grinding
Stump removal is an in-depth process. It involves digging out the stump and all of a tree’s roots. These tree roots can extend far beyond the stump. Digging out the entire tree disrupts the fungal network of the yard and can affect nearby trees and other structures. It leaves a gaping hole in the yard that will require filling. On the other hand, stump grinding is an easier, more eco-friendly option.
Stump Grinding Equipment
Our high-quality stump grinder uses forceful rotating blades to smash the stump’s wood into mulch, even below the ground. This tool leaves most of the tree’s root system intact to decay naturally. Our professional arborists are happy to provide stump grinding services to finish a tree removal job.
While our crew members make stump grinding look easy, we do not recommend this equipment to inexperienced laborers. It is essential to take all necessary safety precautions to avoid destroying pipes or sending wood chips, nails, and glass shards flying through your windows. Contact a local certified arborist to learn more about tree removal and stump grinding. In addition to Maryland tree removal services, we also offer the following arborist services:
- Tree healthcare
- Tree trimming
- Tree maintenance
If you are located in the Jessup, MD area and are in need of affordable tree services, contact prestige by calling 240.673.2474 to schedule a free consultation.