2 Ways You Can Remove A Stump On Your Own

Posted on: 19 February 2020


If you have had a tree fall down in your yard, you may still be left with a stump even after you have had the tree removed and cleaned up. You don't want to just leave that stump in your yard for many reasons, including the fact that it can leave your yard looking unsightly. If you are going to remove it, there are several ways that you can try to do it yourself. 


One thing that you can do is to go to a lawn and garden store and pick up a stump removal treatment. These chemicals are designed to slowly eat away the inside of the stump until it's all gone. You are going to have to drill holes down into the top of the stump as well as on the side. The chemicals have to have a way to get a grip on the inside of the stump. Follow the directions when you put the chemicals in the tree stump. With some chemicals, you have to put some water in with it so that any chemical reaction can take place. Once you put the chemicals in, you are going to have to wait for them to take effect, which generally won't happen immediately. After all, there is a lot of stump to get through. You may have to drill new holes and put in more chemicals during the process. 


You can also try to use a stump grinder to get rid of the stump. This is a tool that you can rent that will basically chew up the stump. Depending on how large your stump is, you may have to do some work on it before you can get the grinder to the stump. That can include clearing out from around the stump by removing any debris or grass and weeds that could clog up the grinder or keep it from getting to the stump. You may also have to trim the stump down a little bit so that the grinder can reach on top of it to start its work. Once you have ground the stump all the way down, you will have a pile of sawdust and wood chips that you have to clean up. 

If you have a stump in your yard that you need to get rid of, you can try to remove it yourself. If you don't feel up to that, you can always call in professionals to do the job for you.