If you've recently had trees removed from your yard and the stumps were left behind, it's time to get rid of them. Tree stumps create quite the nuisance in your yard. First, stumps increase the risk of trip and fall accidents in your yard. Second, they increase the risk of termite and carpenter ant infestations. If those reasons aren't enough to invest in stump grinding, here are four other reasons you should consider.
1. Make Room for New Trees
Trees provide a variety of benefits for you and your home. They create shady spaces for you to relax. They also do their part to improve the air quality around your home. Each time you remove a tree from your yard, you should replace it with a new one. Unfortunately, if you don't remove the stumps, you might not have sufficient space to plant new trees. That's where stump grinding comes in handy. Once the dead stumps are down into the soil, you'll have plenty of room for new trees.
2. Create Space for Landscape Features
If you have trees stumps in your yard, they can interfere with your ability to add new landscape features. This is particularly true where decks, patios, or above-ground pools are concerned. One of the benefits of stump grinding is that the process removes the top portion of the stump. Once the top portion has been removed, you can enjoy the added space for your new landscape features.
3. Improve the Appearance of Your Yard
Tree stumps can leave your yard looking unsightly, which can reduce the property value of your home. Loss of property value can be devastating, especially if you're trying to sell your house. One way to protect your property value, and the appearance of your home, is to insist on stump grinding when you remove the trees.
4. Reduce the Time Spent Mowing the Lawn
If your yard is littered with tree stumps, you could be spending more time than you'd like on the lawn maintenance. That's because you have to maneuver the lawnmower around each stump. Unfortunately, if you accidentally run over a tree stump with your lawnmower, you'll dull the blades. Not only that, but you could put yourself at risk for injuries. Stump grinding or removal is the best way to protect your lawn mower, reduce the risk of injuries, and reduce the time you spend on lawn maintenance.
Contact a team like Absolute Tree and Stump Inc if you are interested in learning more about tree stump grinding.