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Stump Grinding FAQ

The Answers You Need

Why use TJC Enterprises, Inc.?

We do a job right, the first time. We cut stumps, not corners. If you are looking for the best results for your project, choosing us is a no brainer. Whether we are landscaping or stump grinding we want the best for our customer. Property management and customer relations is something we take pride in. Being a hazardous job, TJC Enterprises, Inc. is fully insured with Liability and Workers Comp. to protect you as a homeowner.   

Does it Cost to Get a Quote on My Project?

Nope! Contact us and we will set a time to come out and check out your project.

Why should I grind my stump?

A few of the many reasons include not having to mow around the stump, avoiding termites and ants around your house, aesthetics of your property and having the ability to plant a new tree. Stump grinding is a fast an easy way to take back your yard or garden.

Can you remove the whole stump?

Yes, we can typically remove the entire stump. Our powerful grinder can dig 14 inches which is adequate for most tree stumps. 

What about the roots?

Generally we do not chase roots under the surface. This is both costly and will also tear up more of your yard than necessary.

Can you grind away the surface roots around the stump too?​​

Yes, we will grind 2-4 inches down to remove any roots around the stump. Depending on the extent of the root system, this may incur extra charges. 

How deep do you grind a stump?

Typically, we grind a stump 12 – 14 inches, which is adequate for growing new grass or planting another tree. For a reduced cost, we offer a shallow grind at 4-6 inches. Note, we do not recommend this for a lawn as grass generally does not grow well here. This is a great option for wooded areas or garden beds.  

How long does it take to grind a stump?

Our services generally range from 15 minutes to a few hours depending on the size and scope of the job.

How do you price stump grinding?

Our stump grinding service is generally around $3 an inch. We price our services by the diameter of the grinding area. Many times, we need to grind an area larger than the visible stump.  

Will I be left with a big hole in my yard?

No, we use the mulch from the grinding process to fill the hole. Often times you will be left with a mound of mulch. However, at additional charges we can cleanout and backfill the hole with topsoil. Finishing the job with seed and straw.

Will my lawn/landscape be damaged during the grinding process?

Our commercial stump grinding machine is well balanced with dual wheels to mitigate damage to your lawn. 

Do you remove the stump grinding debris?

We offer a range of services staring at the Grind and Go to yard remediation with topsoil, seed, and straw, and everything in between. 

We have a fenced in yard, can you grind our stump?

Our stump grinder can fit through a standard 36inch gate, making most stumps accessible.

Can you grind a tree stump next to a wall, foundation, driveway, or other structure?

Yes, in most circumstances, we can grind your stump. We do case by case grinding as safety is our priority.

If I grind away my tree stump, will it eliminate invasive pests?

Rotting stumps are a magnet to pets such as carpenter ants and termites. Removing the stump is the first and most important step in protecting your home and property.  

Is stump grinding noisy/messy/dangerous? 

Yes. Grinding can be a dangerous process which is why we recommend leaving this weekend’s project to the professionals. We use industrial safety guards to keep flying projectiles from damaging you or your property.

Should I Aerate My Lawn?

Aeration makes small holes alleviating soil compaction and allowing water and nutrients to better penetrate the soil. This process helps the roots grow deeper which produces healthier, more vigorous lawns.

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