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.
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Great experience. Great price. Super responsive and bumped up our removal date when a time slot opened up without us needing to reach out. 10/10 would work with again.
Excellent experience with Piedmont. They did the work on time, below budget, and they did a great job. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again - I’d recommend them to anyone in need of services they offer
Needed a stump ground down. He came out and did the job very quickly and affordably; and cleaned up afterwards too. Definitely recommend if you need to have a stump removed. Would hire him again in the future.
Andrew was very professional and is very thorough. He even cleaned up everything after he was done. He did 6 stumps for us and it looked 100% better!
I am extremely pleased with the work performed. Andrew was quick to respond to my call, gave me a fair price, and did the work immediately. I would highly recommend Piedmont Stump Removal to anyone looking for this kind of service.
Did very good work for a good price. I nice guy to do business with. thanks
Andrew does great work at a good value. He went above and beyond what I requested. I would recommend him to anyone!
Excellent work and professionalism. They were all over my yard, and I couldn’t even tell they were on the lawns. Highly recommend!
Andrew is very professional showed up on time and executed very high quality work. He listened to our needs and completed the job as explained. We will continue to use Piedmont Stump Removal would recommend them to anyone who needs stump grinding or removal service.
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.
Most individual stumps cost $200-$750 to complete the job. This price includes proper/complete grinding and full cleanup.