Monday, November 16, 2009

Whats the best way to get rid of roots?

We are clearing some of our property we bought and it is full of nothing but bushes, weeds, brush, sticker and such. No trees, just junk. We have it cleared but are left with lots of little sturdy stumps. to many to dig or pull. Any other method other than renting a big backhoe or whatever people use?

Whats the best way to get rid of roots?
The easiest way (which will also save you time and energy) is to hire someone with a stump grinder to take care of everything for you. A lot of these people are retired and just want to make a few dollars on the side.

Look for someone in the local paper or mid-week paper who advertises like this:

"We do stumps cheap"

"Cheap stump grinding"

Depending on how many stumps you have - and how large an area - it will probably be fairly inexpensive ($50 - $100?). Each 4" stump will literally take 1 minute to grind. An added benefit is that the ground will be "tilled" for you and the stump grindings can be worked in as mulch.

The other option is to cut the stumps off an inch or two below ground level, this can get very frustrating though.

Any product designed to speed up the decay process will take a lot longer to work than you will want to wait.
Reply:cut them or wait for them to rot
Reply:I just did the same thing to a couple of acres and found the easiest thing to do was to dig a few inches down around the little stumps and break out the chain saw, being careful not to hit dirt. Then just cover the holes back up and let nature do the rest.

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