A big garden renovation really can make all the difference when it comes to the exterior appeal of your home. Whether you are planning to sell or you’re doing it up to enjoy yourself, getting the garden right is an important element of any re-design. But what shouldn’t be forgotten are the stumps that can be left behind after a garden do-over. These stumps can cause serious problems, and can affect the final look of your yard. Our latest post gives details on exactly why stump removal is a must.
We all know that working in the backyard comes with its own particular set of hazards. Adding to that list by leaving stumps in the ground is just making hard work for everyone involved. Stumps are trip hazards. The smaller they are, the harder they are to see. Anyone who is on your property could easily trip over a stump that has been left behind. This could cause serious injury.
But not only are stumps trip hazards, they are also hazards to other gardening equipment. If you attempt to mow your lawn, for example, and your lawnmower comes into contact with a stump, it could damage the mower. Whether it needs to be repaired or replaced, the bill is going to be a costly one.
They Keep Growing
Just because a tree has (mostly) been removed, that doesn’t mean that the stump is dead. A stump that is left behind after such a removal will, in fact, keep on growing. Why is that a problem? If you’ve decided to renovate your backyard and have chosen to put down a new patio, or even build a conservatory, you will have cleared an area of yard to give you space. But if those stumps haven’t been removed properly, that new building or patio will soon start to crack and potentially become unstable because the stump and its associated roots are still growing. Just because the part of the tree that you could see has gone, that doesn’t mean all the problems have gone with it.
They Might Come Back
So we know that the roots of a stump will continue to grow, and that’s potentially bad news. But leftover stumps also have the ability to completely regenerate, sprouting again and growing into a new tree. Not only that, but a stump might even be able to spread, leading to new growth in the area. This is bad news because it will be even more costly to remove than the tree and stump would have been in the first place.
Insects Will Come
To put it bluntly, where you have stumps, you have insects. Insects in small numbers are not so much of an issue. However, when they start to swarm and congregate in your yard, your plants and foliage could be at risk. Leftover stumps and their insect entourage can promote the spread of harmful fungus (it infects the decaying wood), and that’s another problem that can cause utter devastation in your yard. Fungus can spread to healthy plants and destroy them.
Stumps Are Unsightly
You’ve spent a lot of time and possibly a lot of money to make your backyard look beautiful. You don’t want the aesthetic you’ve worked so hard for to be ruined by unsightly stumps that have been left behind after an otherwise perfect renovation. And of course, they can be annoying when you need to manoeuvre around them. Taking up the entire stump will give your garden a smooth, uniform look, and it will mean you can walk (and weed, and mow) wherever you need to without having an accident.
Taking up a stump is difficult. It’s time consuming. It’s hard work. So it’s little wonder that many people tend to leave them in sit after a big garden makeover. But as we’ve seen, that can cause problems of its own. So what is the solution? Instead of trying to do it yourself, or leaving the stump where it is, call on the experts at Tree Lopping and Removal Specialists to remove the stump for you. They have all the equipment they need, as well as plenty of experience, to remove tree stumps and deal with any associated issues caused through keeping them.