There are a lot of reasons why you have to get rid of a tree from your lawn. However, once the tree is eliminated, what should you do with the stump that has left behind? Well, depending on your preferences, stumps can be totally ground down or eliminated. 

If you’ve got a couple of tree stumps in your property, here are a couple of reasons why you should think about getting rid of them with the help of stump grinding Perth services: 

It is Less Invasive Compared to Stump Removal 

For those who don’t know, complete stump removal is invasive. The reason for this is that it needs digging out the whole stump as well as the roots. This can prove to be dangerous if you’re a property owner with a septic tank. The reason for this is that roots might intertwine with the drain field pipes.  

On the other hand, a trained professional utilizes a stump grinding machine during the stump grinding process. This machine will transform the stump into a pile of wood chips. You can then utilize the wood chips as mulch. That’s why stump grinding is also considered an eco-friendly option. The roots will stay in the ground after grinding. Eventually, the roots will decompose.  

Stump Can Be Dangerous to Lawn Maintenance Tools, Animals, and People 

Any person running or walking through your yard can end up tripping over an old tree stump. This can prove especially dangerous to kids as well as pets. This is particularly true if the stump has already been infested by pests that bite, such as ants. The hardness of the old stump combined with the pests can end up causing severe injuries. Aside from that, visitors falling and tripping because of an old stump on your lawn can also open you up to possible liability problems. A stump can also cause a lot of damage to your tools if you are doing lawn maintenance.  

Stumps Can Take Up Space 

Of course, stumps are not appealing. They take up important space in your yard. Aside from that, when they start to rot, they can also lower the curb appeal of your property. If you’ve got a huge stump, it’s probably covering space where you can install a new outdoor living space or a landscape bed. Even a minor stump can produce problems. This is particularly true if you are mowing the lawn.  

Stumps Can Be a Sanctuary for Pests  

Stumps take time to decompose and rot whenever it is left behind. The decomposing and rotting process attracts pests that you do not want in your property. This includes beetles, termites, ants, and much more. At first, they will be attracted to the stump. However, they will slowly move to other places of your lawn. Eventually, these pests can reach your home. You can find yourself looking at an expensive pest control payment if the infestation has already spread to your home. This is particularly true if termites infested your home and caused damages.