Stump Grinding

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Stump grinding

Stump grinding is the process in which the stump of a tree is ground down into tiny pieces using specialist machinery. The stump can even be ground down to a fine sawdust, which you can use to fill the hole or as mulch for your garden.

If you’ve got a tree stump in your garden, it can get in the way of you planting beds or laying turf down. If it’s contaminated, it’s best to get rid of it as soon as possible before it spreads disease to surrounding plants and trees. Most tree surgeons will be able to offer stump grinding at the same time as they fell a tree for you, but others don’t do it – so you might have to find another contractor to carry the job out for you.

Stump depth

It’s worth considering how deep you would like the stump ground to before the tree surgeon gets started. Most will be able to advise you on the best course of action, but generally if you want to lay turf you can grind to 8-10 inches (20-25cm). However, if you’re replanting or landscaping, you should allow for a depth of around 1 ft (30cm).

What to do with the sawdust/chips

What you do with the sawdust or chips left from the stump depends on what you plan to do with your garden. You could simply use it to cover up the hole left by the ground stump, or add it to your garden as mulch. But if you’re going to replant the area, it’s best to remove most of the sawdust and fill the hole with topsoil.

If you think a large amount of sawdust got mixed in with the existing soil, it’s worth adding a nitrogenous fertiliser before you plant to prevent issues with nutrient lockup.

Average Stump grinding cost

The typical cost of Stump grinding is  around £280. However, costs vary based upon the location and the provider picked. The upper price range can be as high as £336.

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Stump grinding installation cost in your area 2021

Labour cost £210
Material cost £15
Waste removal £55
Time frame: 1 day

Advantages for Stump grinding

  • If the stump is diseased, removing it prevents disease spreading to other trees and plants and damaging the soil
  • Allows the area to be clear for replanting with grass or flowers
  • Removes an unsightly stump from your garden
  • The debris from the stump is taken away leaving the area clear

Disadvantages for Stump grinding

  • Other methods of 'rotting' the stump take a long time
  • In some situations the stump may start to regrow

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I am a family runed business professional and efficient for 30 years !

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Stephen B., SN6
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Very professional and efficient job done despite pouring rain. Well done!

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Based: in Grantham, NG31

ROOF CARE UK is based in Grantham and have 103 positive reviews

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John R., NG31
10th June 2020

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Very quick response. Fast efficient service Good advice given

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Great Gardens is based in Cherstey and have 26 positive reviews

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Brenda M., KT3
5th August 2020

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Tobias W., SG17
13th September 2020

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Based: in Swansea, SA1

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Annie B., SA15
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Based: in Birmingham, B92

WOODPECKER TREE AND GARDEN CARE is based in Birmingham and have 3 positive reviews

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James S., B35
19th July 2020

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Quick response and a good quote

JM FENCING AND LANDSCAPING

Based: in Farnham, GU10

Mitchell Landscaping have been established for 10 years, offering quality advice and services in la...

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Paul R., GU12
19th June 2020

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Prompt and very good. Would recommend to anyone.

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Based: in Bristol, BS40

At Holroyd Tree and Garden Services we provide a professional service in all aspects of Arboricultur...

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Phil O., BS31
10th June 2020

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Woodland Tree & Landscaping

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Based: in Harrogate, HG5 8LS

I’m a family run Business I have been in business for the past 10 years I get a lot of work buy word of mouth. I also have a lot of regulars

JM FENCING AND LANDSCAPING

73 review(s)
Based: in Farnham, GU10 1FD

Mitchell Landscaping have been established for 10 years, offering quality advice and services in landscaping, Gardening and Fencing. We pride ourselves in offering a prompt, efficient service and are always conscious of our customers needs. I alw...

Tree & Garden Designs

39 review(s)
Based: in Gloucestershire, GL7 6DA

I am a family runed business professional and efficient for 30 years !

Jack Cotterill Tree Services Limited

39 review(s)
Based: in Worcestershire, WR9 8NG

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29 review(s)
Based: in Bedfordshire, MK45 4DS

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ACORN TREE AND GARDEN SERVICES

25 review(s)
Based: in Colchester, CO4 5YZ

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90 review(s)
Based: in Salisbury, SP4 7GA

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45 review(s)
Based: in Dartford, DA2 8BY

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26 review(s)
Based: in Cherstey, KT16 0BH

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14 review(s)
Based: in Swansea, SA1 6BN

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