So you have an ugly stump in front of your house and you’re dying for it to leave your otherwise beautiful landscaping? Obviously, you’re going to attempt to remove it yourself, right? You’re going to grab that axe and go at it. Hold on, Mr. Lumberjack, let’s talk about the options you have for tree stump removals in Miami.
1. You Can Dig Out the Stump
This is the most common practice performed by DIY-ers. In this technique, you would start by digging around the roots, exposing them for easy access. You’re going to want to dig really deep to expose them as much as possible. Next, you’re going to cut up the roots. This is where you get to whip out that axe! Woohoo!
Chop, chop, chop those roots. Next, you’re going to dig the roots out of the ground in the small pieces you created. Once all the roots are out of the ground, the next digging you’ll do is digging the stump out of the ground. Grab some water, because this may take a bit of force.
After your stump is gone, you’ll notice a big ‘ole hole. Now that doesn’t make your landscaping look any better. So go ahead and fill it up with soil. Remember, as time passes and rain does its work, this hole will continue to sink. So you may need to refill the hole from time to time.
2. You Can Use a Chemical Remover
If you have a particularly big or stubborn stump, you may consider using a chemical remover to stump remove in Miami. These treatments are usually made of powder potassium nitrate, which works by softening and rotting the stump in order to make the removal process easier.
Speaking of potassium nitrate, this is very dangerous so you want to keep children and animals away. If this can rot your giant stump imagine what it can do when ingested. Yep, keep everyone away.
You’ll start by drilling holes into the top of the stump and then pouring the chemical into the holes. Each treatment is different, so make sure to read the manufacture’s instructions.
After a bit, the stump will soften and begin to rot, which is a good time to start chopping. Chop the stump into small pieces. The remainder pieces can be burned. But please be careful!
Dig out what’s left behind from the fire and discard of it. Fill up the remaining hole with a filler like sawdust.
3. Grind Your Stump
Obviously, this is our favorite choice. Why? Because it’s the safest and quickest option for you. With this technique, you’ll need to hire a professional with access to a commercial stump grinder. Did we mention B&G Property Maintenance owns a commercial grade stump grinder? Well, yes we do.
This nifty machine will come in a chop up your tree stump into tiny pieces creating mulch. Depending on the size of your stump, this process can be done in minutes. Which, we assume, is way less time than the time it would take you to dig and axe down the stump.
Not only is this an easy option that allows you safety and free time, but it’s also affordable. B&G Property Maintenance removes stumps for as low as $70. Plus, we’ll leave behind mulch that can be used to fill in the hole.
In this video, you can see how our stump grinding machine works and why it’s the best option for stump removal in Miami.