If you've had a tree collapse in a snow storm, or if you had to remove the tree right away this winter season simply because it was diseased or dying, then you may be wondering if you should go ahead with the process of stump grinding, even if there is snow on the ground. Stump grinding definitely should be done because it gives your landscaping a smooth surface area where grass can grow. Plus, it removes the danger of having a stump on the ground, which can easily be tripped over and is difficult to work around. Here are three things you should know about scheduling stump grinding while there's still snow on the ground:
- Waiting Is Best: If you feel that you can, you should definitely wait to have the stump removed. This way, you can have it done in the spring when it's easier for the job to be done. This can save you money as well, since it's going to be an easier job with much less labor required.
- Cleanup Time Is Longer: If you must move forward with the stump grinding either because you are selling your home and want it gone or because you feel that it's a danger to yourself or other people and pets living with you, then realize that the cleanup process is going to be longer. For this reason, the cost of stump removal goes up more. The reason the cleanup process is longer is that the professionals cannot remove all the little debris around the stump before they begin, which is usually what's done when there's no snow on the ground. This means that all of this debris is going to be thrown around the yard during the process of stump removal.
- Might Not Get Done if Stump Is on an Incline: If the stump is located on an incline, the job might not be possible with snow on the ground. You can have professionals come out to inspect the area, but if it appears to be dangerous because of a slip-and-fall accident due to snow on the ground, then you will have to wait. This is typically the case with a steep incline, since even snow boots won't be able to keep someone upright in slippery snow while using the machinery needed for stump grinding.
With these three things in mind, you can see why the process of stump grinding is best to do when the spring season arrives. If it must be done, though, just realize that it might take longer and it will simply cost a bit more. For more information, talk to companies like Tree Landers.