3 Ways To Get Rid Of A Tree Stump Yourself

The aesthetics of your lawn are surely important to you. One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to having a lawn that is not only aesthetically sound, but also safe, is to ensure that no tree stumps are littered throughout your yard. Read on and discover just a few ways that you can get rid of tree stumps yourself. Remember that, if you are not comfortable with removing a stump yourself, you should call a local and trusted tree removal service.

Chemically Remove The Stump

Make use of a large drill bit to burrow several holes on the very top of the stump. Try to space them out evenly, but you don't have to worry about an exact measurement. Purchase a powdered, chemical-based stump remover from a local hardware store, and then, following the directions listed on the label, pour the recommended amount of the material down the holes. Within a few weeks, you will find that your stump is rotting away, making it soft and pliable, and easy to remove with a shovel. It is recommended that you bury the remains of the stump, as it is healthy for the soil, and this will also keep the remains off of the uppermost level of your lawn.

Dig The Stump Out Of The Ground

Using a shovel, begin digging from the inside of the stump outward, ensuring that the stump's roots become exposed to the naked eye. Use a root saw to chop away at the roots. This is to make the process of pulling up the roots a much easier experience. Toss away the roots that you chop. After to have removed enough of the roots to ensure a manageable experience, continue to dig around the stump. At some point, you will find that you will be able to gain leverage underneath the stump and push it upwards and outwards, effectively dislodging it. When you are finished, make sure that you cover up the hole where the stump once stood with sawdust. Allow this to settle for a few months before beginning to till and manage the area.

Burn the Stump Out

Before using this technique, note that many municipalities have ordinances against stump burning, so check your local laws before deciding on this method. Lay firewood around the stump in question in order to make sure that the stump is in the middle of the area. Set this firewood ablaze, and simply add more firewood to the equation if it begins to burn out. When the entirety of the stump has been burnt, it is important that you shovel the ash off of your lawn in order to maintain a clean appearance.

For more information on tree stump removal, consider contacting companies like Todd's Tree Service Inc.