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
Piedmont Stump Removal responded in a timely manner (same day). They came out to my house the following morning, gave me a quote, and then completed the job. I'm very happy with their work and would definitely use them again. No hassles and easy to work with!
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.
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.
Andrew did a great job on the large stump I needed removed. He took the time to not only clean up the mulch but also left the area looking better than it did before he arrived. Easy to work with, would highly recommend.
Andrew was quick to respond upon requesting a quote and provided service above and beyond expectations. He uses state of the art equipment yielding high quality results. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for stump grinding/root removal service.
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.
Andrew did a great job taking care of multiple stumps in my yard. I would recommend him to anyone. He was able to complete the job with minimal impact to the rest of the yard and even avoid some flowers that my wife wanted to keep free from damage. We’re very pleased with the results.
The work was professionally done in a timely manner. Andrew was courteous and a pleasure to work with. They did an excellent job of cleaning up after finishing. I will use him again in the future.
Andrew was extremely responsive, I sent a quote request on Sunday and he called on Monday morning. My job was fairly close and he accommodated my time line since it was a small job. He showed up, did the work at a fair price, and was very professional and polite the whole way through. I highly recommend his services and will be calling him again as I have other work in the backyard I want done. VERY RELIABLE. That definitely makes a difference. Thanks Andrew!
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.