Stumped? When to DIY and When to Hire Stump Grinding Companies

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Got some tree stumps around your lawn that need removing? Not sure whether to rent some equipment and try to tackle them yourself or to hire tree stump grinding companies to do the dirty work for you? There are pros and cons to either choice. Here are some factors to consider before you make the call.

  • How many stumps are you dealing with?
    Stump grinding companies charge by the diameter, while tool equipment rental companies charge by the hour or the day. If you have a whole mess of stumps to deal with and you’ve got a clear day ahead of you, you might think about tackling them yourself. If you have just one or two, the costs of hiring a professional tree service company to do the job quickly and correctly will probably be about the same as the bother of obtaining tools for doing the job yourself.
  • What kind of equipment do you already have on hand?
    A stump remover isn’t a small piece of equipment. You’ll probably need a trailer to transport it to your home. If you don’t have one, the rental company will of course be happy to deliver it to you — for a hefty extra fee. Make sure to also use eye protection and hearing protection when you operate the machinery. With all that work, you might as well just hire the professional stump removal guys to come and do the work for you.
  • How concerned are you about the state of your lawn?
    Bear in mind that an effective tree stump removal is as much about aesthetics as it is about convenience. A well landscaped yard increases property values by as much as 5 to 15% and are quicker to sell. If the stump removal endeavor is about getting a home ready to sell or show, you may want to leave it to professional landscapers who will be able to do it right the first time and without error.

When you’re on the fence about a tree stump, it’s often better to call in stump grinding companies to get the job done than it is to try to Do-It-Yourself without the proper tools or know-how. Unless you’re pretty well-versed in the ways of trees, stump removal is no simple process. It requires a lot more than just a shovel. Only heavy-duty equipment will get that stump out for good!

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