Local & Trusted Stump Grinding Services
At Piedmont Stump Grinding and Removal, we pride ourselves on hard work, professionalism, and great service. Although we’re based in Athens, Georgia, we serve all surrounding counties– including Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, and Oglethorpe.
Let us handle the heavy stuff
Can not recommend these guys enough. Professional and reasonably priced. Even blew off my driveway as an extra step. I’ll be using them from here on out as we have multiple trees we still need to remove at later dates.
Fast estimate, reasonable time starting, and completing job. Personable service, pleasant attitude, and professionalism make this company easy to work with. Recommended.
Piedmont Stump Removal is a great company. Andrew, the owner, was quick to reply to my inquiry for a quote. He came out the same day, gave me a competitive quote and was able to scheduled the job for the next day. Very happy with the speed, efficiency, and price. I will definitely use again. Excellent job.
Very happy with their work. The stump was basically broken down to mulch. Super fast! Did the estimate and the job the same day. Would highly recommend.
This 5 star review is for our second go-around w/Piedmont Stump removal as we were so pleased from the first. A businessman who listens! He was off-loading his rig right at 8am. Kept us informed from the first contact for scheduling thru the day he completed the work. He went the extra mile on details we didn’t see yet maintained the reasonable $ quote. A side note from the first job: because it was very close to the driveway included in his service was cleanup😊 We will call him first to tend to some other details around the property in due course and so should you😊.
Did very good work for a good price. I nice guy to do business with. thanks
Excellent removal of huge oak stumps in a difficult location and did a very thorough clean up- left the location better than found. Prompt, professional- Highly Recommend!
Andrew was great. His equipment does a nice job and doesn’t tear up your yard or leave a mess. Andrew is very professional and responsive. His prices are very reasonable as well.
Andrew (the owner) came out to give an estimate for us and did the work the same day! He had everything he needed to complete the job in a timely manner. Andrew was very personable and when finished with the job, made sure that everything (clean up and work completed) was to our standards. I would definitely recommend Piedmont Stump Removal to anyone who is looking for this type of service and wants to ensure quality work.
Before & After Stump Grinding
Frequently Asked Questions
This all depends on the location of the stump, and what condition the area was left in. If none of the mulch was removed and the area isn’t able to be mowed for a year or more after the grinding was completed, then you may see some small offshoots in the area. If there was mulch removed and topsoil brought in with sod or grass installed, then any small offshoots will be clipped by the lawnmower before they become large enough to standout. For stumps that were ground in wooded areas, a regular round of weed killer or weed pulling will prevent any offshoots from becoming too large to manage.
Not necessarily, but it often drives up the cost of the service with no real benefit to the customer. Occasionally it may be necessary to expose portions of the stump flare to check for poorly buried utilities, or sometimes chunks of rocks or old metal.
That all depends on what you intend to do with the space. A stump in a field that gets bush-hogged once a year will probably be ok just 1-2 inches below grade. If sod is being installed (after mulch removal and topsoil is brought in) it’s probably best to go 5-6 inches deep. If any kind of tree is being planted in the same location, it is recommended that the whole rootball is removed with a mini excavator.
Absolutely – fresh ground mulch is incredibly nutritional for your shrubs, garden, or plants. Be mindful that since it’s smaller mulch than what you would buy commercially, it will not last as long as pre-bagged or professionally ground mulch.
After much deliberation, we decided on the investing in the Vermeer SC552 for it’s ability to grind through the toughest of stumps, as well as it’s maneuverability in crowded areas of our customers’ yards. Stump grinding is literally what this beast was built for.
This is the most common question that we get at Piedmont Stump Removal. There’s basically a limitless number of options, but the most obvious answer would be to bring in some top soil and replant something there. You could take advantage of the excavated area and plant a small flower garden or vegetable garden. Another option is to hire a landscaper to lightly re-grade the area and either plant grass or install sod. By far the most interesting solution I saw was a grandmother that made a sandbox for their grandkids. After the stump grinding and mulch removal she filled the hole with sand and a small bucket. Her grandkids were able to have a “day at the beach” without leaving the house! It was a huge hit all summer long and the grandkids absolutely loved it.