3 Ways To Remove A Stump

Posted on: 17 March 2019

If you have a stump in your yard, you might not think that you really need to do anything about it. Sure, it may get in the way when you are mowing your lawn, but you can get a weed trimmer that will handle that, right?

However, there are reasons that you should go and remove that stumps. One of the biggest ones is that you are running the risk of getting some tenants that you weren't expecting. Pests and rodents of all kinds love to live in stumps. An old stump can be a safe place for critters because it's nice and warm and safe. So, you want to make sure that you get rid of the stump. There are various ways that you can do it. 

Chemical Remover

One thing you can try is a chemical stump remover. With these removers, you will have to drill a series of holes into the stump and then pour the chemical down into those holes. It may take a couple of applications and a couple of weeks or so, but the chemicals will eventually eat through the stump and destroy it. 

Stump Grinders

Another way to remove stumps is to use a stump grinder. There are a variety of sizes of stump grinders, with the smallest being about the size of a lawnmower that has a circular blade or series of blades that will just start grinding into the stump and turning it into sawdust. You don't have to go out and buy one, unless you have a huge number of stumps you'll have to remove or you just like to buy new toys, because you should be able to rent one at an equipment rental store. 


Fire can be a fun way to get rid of the stump but not necessarily the safest way. If you are going to burn the stump out, make sure that you can have an adult supervising at all times and that you have a hose right there with you.

You will also need to check to see what burn regulations your city or state might have. You will need to drill some holes down into the stump, pour some flammable liquid into the holes, and then light the liquid. 

If you don't want to do any of these, there are always professionals who are going to be willing to come and remove the stump for you, safely and with no stress on you. For more information, contact a stump removal service.