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Stump Removal vs Stump Grinding - Which One Is Better?

Stump Removal vs Stump Grinding - Which One Is Better?

In Florida, when there's a stump that needs to go, you'll be presented with two main options: stump removal or stump grinding. While they may sound similar, there are important differences to consider and, overall, one option that's better – stump grinding! Stump grinding is less intrusive to your land, not requiring the stump to be completely heaved up and roots to be pulled out. Since the stump is being ground down into small woodchips, you'll effectively be left with mulch that you can repurpose in your landscape. Because stump grinding takes less time and effort, it'll also be less expensive than stump removal. At the end of the day, either will get the job done, but if you're looking for the most efficient route, stump grinding is the clear winner!

Stump grinding is less invasive than stump removal.

A stump being uprooted and leaving behind a gaping hole in Cape Coral, FL.

One of the biggest differences between stump grinding and removal is the amount of intensive work they take. With stump removal, the stump will be heaved out of the ground and then all of the tree's roots need to be dug up and removed. While this does leave you with completely clear land, it also leaves you with a massive hole that will need to be filled in before you can really do anything with it.

Stump grinding, on the other hand, is much less invasive. There is a special tool that will grind up the stump until it is reduced to wood chips, which are then easy to move wherever you like. The roots are left intact to...

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4 Reasons Your Property May Need Stump Grinding Services

4 Reasons Your Property May Need Stump Grinding Services

Reasons for removing a tree from your property are numerous, but what should be done with the stump that’s left behind after the tree is gone? Stumps can be completely removed or ground down, depending on the client’s preference.

If you live in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County, and nearby Florida areas, here are four reasons to consider having stumps removed from your property with stump grinding services.

1. Stumps can be a haven for unwanted pests such as ants, termites, and more.

When a stump is left behind, it takes a while for the leftover wood to rot and decompose. The rotting and decomposing process attracts bugs that you don’t want in your yard, such as ants, termites, beetles, and more. They will initially be attracted to the stump but will migrate to other areas of your yard and potentially your house. If they spread to your house, you could find yourself looking at a costly pest control bill, particularly if you end up having to get rid of a termite invasion.

2. Stumps take up space in your yard that could be used for more functional purposes.

Let’s face it: stumps aren’t pretty. They sit in your yard and take up valuable space, potentially also decreasing your curb appeal as they begin to rot. If it’s a large stump, it is covering space where you could install a new landscape bed or outdoor living space. Even a small stump can create issues, such as when your lawn is being mowed. It becomes...

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