“All evil enters the world through tree stumps,” claims Glenn Levinson, owner of the Denver stump removal company Stump Removal and Daughter, “Stumps are nothing but a portal of evil.”
Levinson’s hyperbole may not be as extreme as you think. A stubborn stump can be a termite magnet, and if the rotting roots reach close to the foundation of your house, they can introduce those hungry termites to the walls of your home. Stump roots are also slow to die and may continue to send up fresh sprouts, usually in inconvenient places like walkways or flowerbeds.
There’s no denying it: that stump in your garden is an eyesore and a menace. Sure, you’ve tried concealing it with a cute statue or an oversized flower pot, but you’re not fooling anyone. That beautiful tree of bygone days has become the ugly bane that is holding your garden back.
So how do you get rid of that portal of evil? You could try pulling the stump out with some chains and a pickup truck- and risk pulling the bumper off the truck. You could toil away for hours, hacking at the stump with an ax and shovel, leaving a mangled mess with all the underground roots still there, ready to spring up new shoots right in the midst of your lilies. Or, you could drill holes in the stump, pour in some herbicide and hope it slowly rots away for the next two years. And finally, when the stump has given you enough grief, you can procure some explosives, strap them to the stump and watch as the stump is disintegrated…along with the rest of your prized garden.
But there is a better way. Denver stump removal companies such as Stump Removal and Daughter specialize in stump removal and can quickly, cleanly and inexpensively turn that evil eyesore into useful mulch.
Levinson describes his stump grinding machine as a “rototiller with an attitude.” The machine features a spinning wheel with carbide teeth that make short work of your long-time arboreal foe. It has about the same footprint as a golf cart, so it won’t tear up your lawn on its way to the stump, and is narrow enough to fit through a 36 inch standard garden gate. Most stumps are mulched down to eight inches below ground, but if you have plans to replant the area, it can be taken down as far as eighteen inches so that no pesky leftover roots will interfere with soil drainage.
Why is stump grinding a better choice for your garden than other types of stump removal? A multitude of reasons.
First of all, it saves you time and money. Most stump jobs can be done by a professional stump grinder in less than an hour, leaving you more time to focus on your garden instead of breaking your back fighting the stump. Local Denver company Stump Removal and Daughter charges between $95 and $175 for the majority of average-sized stumps, so hiring a stump grinder won’t break the bank either.
Further, stump grinding can eliminate problems, such as root sprouting, that other methods don’t necessarily fix, and helps prepare the ground for replanting so you can make that section of your lawn or garden as beautiful and natural as the rest.
But the largest benefit of hiring a stump grinder is that you will be left with a pile of wood mulch that is great for your garden. Spread the mulch under your trees and shrubs for an amazing natural fertilizer, or use in your flower bed to help fight weeds and retain moisture. It’s a win-win situation: the stump is gone and its remains can bring life to your garden.
For more information about stump removal in Denver, you can visit the Stump Removal and Daughter website at www.stumpremovalanddaughter.com or contact Glenn Levinson at 720-949-1079.