Frequently Asked Questions

Though stump grinding and stump removal sound self-explanatory, we do get a lot of questions about them. We put together some of the common questions and shared the answers here. If you have any remaining questions or concerns, or if you are ready to schedule a stump grinding or stump removal, then call Southern Star Stump to speak with a friendly representative today.

Can I Get A Price Estimate?

Certainly! Southern Star Stump is happy to give you a price estimate upfront. Call Southern Star Stump to speak with a friendly representative and let us know what you need. We are happy to guide you through your options and schedule an appointment today.

Why Should I Remove or Grind the Stump?

There are a number of reasons why homeowners and property owners might want to remove or grind the stump. For one, a stump jutting out in your yard is just unaesthetic. It does not look good and can damage the value of your property in the eyes of prospective buyers. Getting rid of the stump also makes mowing easier and helps avoid pests, fungus, and diseases. Finally, you are going to have a hard time building or planting if the stump is there.

How Deep Do You Grind A Stump?

This depends on your property, but we normally grind down to over a foot below grade. This gives you ample space to grow grass. We can also offer a shallow grind if your budget is a concern, but shallow grinding may not allow you to grow grass.

Which Is Better – Stump Grinding or A Stump Removal?

Both have their benefits and disadvantages, which you will have to weigh depending on your situation. Stump grinding is a quicker process but does not completely remove the stump and roots. A stump removal, meanwhile, gets rid of the stump and roots altogether but is a messier process that can tear up a part of your yard.

Will This Work Damage My Yard or Landscape?

A stump grinding will chew down the stump underground, leaving a hole in the ground. However, we can cover the hole with the resulting woodchips. We can also fill the hole with soil and save the woodchips as mulch for other uses. With a stump removal, the damage is more extensive as this process involves uprooting the stump. So, if you are opting for a stump removal than leave the lawncare for after the removal.

Can I Do This Myself?

It is certainly possible for you to grind or remove the stump yourself, but there are costs and risks to consider. For one, you are going to have to buy or rent the machinery and equipment to get the job done. You will also have to arrange to have them brought to your property and later taken away. Then, there is the time cost. You will have a learning curve and the process is going to take some time. Finally, there is the risk of injury. Hiring professionals can be more affordable when you consider these costs.