Professional Yard Maintenance: The Benefits Of Stump Grinding

Having a tree removed from your yard often means being left with a rather unsightly tree stump. Thankfully, a professional tree service such as Tree Landers will be able to remove this stump through a process known as stump grinding. While the ability to do away with this eyesore is obviously beneficial, the reasons for using these services actually go far beyond the cosmetic benefits that you can hope to enjoy. You can learn more about some of these additional benefits below.

Benefit #1: No Damage To Yard Or Pipes

Tree root systems are often quite extensive. Consequently, removing a tree stump by pulling it out of the ground can often result in serious damage to your yard and any pipes that may be buried nearby as the root system tears through the surrounding soil. In some cases, this damage can result in a variety of expenses such as the need to have your landscape repaired or to add topsoil in order to fill in the hole left behind by the stump. Stump grinding allows you to avoid these issues by removing the stump that is present above ground while leaving the root system intact below ground. 

Benefit #2: Eliminate Trip Hazards

Being able to enjoy your outdoor living space is an important part of getting the most out of what your property has to offer. However, you will need to ensure that you are able to enjoy this outdoor space safely. This can be difficult to do when you have a large tree stump in your yard since this stump can pose a rather serious tripping hazard. Stump grinding allows you to eliminate this potential danger so that you and your guests can easily enjoy your yard without the need to worry about potential injuries. 

Benefit #3: Reduce Your Risk Of A Termite Infestation

If the stump in your yard is located relatively close to the exterior of your home, this stump can pose a rather serious threat when it comes to the possibility of a termite infestation. This is because tree stumps provide the ideal home for termites thanks to their moisture content, available hiding places, and abundant food supply. If your tree stump becomes infested with termites, these destructive pests can easily make the jump from the stump to your home where they can cause extensive damage. Having this tree stump eliminated will help to reduce your risk of dealing with this type of pest infestation in your home.