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3 Methods Of Getting Rid Of Stumps

by Amélie Simon

Stumps aren't anything you want to leave in your yard for long. They can get in the way of your lawn mower, make your yard look messy, and turn into homes for pests. You need to get rid of them so none of those things happen. You can get rid of the unsightly stump in your yard in a few different ways.  

Chemical Stump Remover

One way to get rid of the stumps in your yard is to use a chemical stump remover. You will need to drill some holes into the stump to apply the chemicals. Putting the chemicals inside several holes in the stump will let it work on several parts of the stump at the same time. Removing the stumps this way will take a while, and you may have to reapply the treatment during the process just to make sure that it is strong enough. If you have children or pets, you will also need to keep them away from the stump during this procedure. You don't want to risk that they could get into the chemicals and get hurt. 

Stump Grinder

Another option is to use a stump grinder. These machines basically chew up the stump and grind it until it is all gone. You may need to do some digging around the stump and some prep work to have space to do the job, but with the right grinder, you should be able to get the job done. You will probably have to go to a tool rental company to rent out a unit because it's not something you are likely to need to always have around, and you may not have the space to store it. 

Chainsaw Attachment

You may not need to get the chemicals or rent a stump grinder if you have a chainsaw. Some chainsaw makes and models have grinding attachments you can buy and use to get rid of the stumps in your yard. You may not be able to use a chainsaw stump grinder on huge stumps, just because of the size, but for smaller stumps, you should be able to do it without any significant problems. 

If you have stumps in your yard, you must get rid of them. You don't want them to be in your yard any longer than necessary. You can do it in several ways, so look around to see which one works best for you and your particular situation. 

Contact a local equipment supplier to learn more about stump grinders, including chainsaw stump grinders