Common Stump Removal Tips to Keep You Out of Danger
How do you get rid of a tree stump? The simplest and safest way to remove a tree stump is by using a chemical treatment. If this doesn’t work, the only other option is to use an expensive excavation process to dig up the roots from under the ground. In this blog post, we will discuss how to safely remove a tree stump with two different methods for your consideration.
The first thing you need to do before attempting any type of stump removal is find out if the tree stump has an extensive root system that reaches far underground. If this is the case, you will want to avoid using chemicals because digging up all these roots could be very painful and time-consuming.
The first method for removing a tree stump safely involves creating several deep holes around the perimeter of your yard with a shovel or drill. The diameter of each hole should be about six inches so there’s room to pour in some water mixed with either potassium nitrate or sodium chlorate (depending on what brand name chemical treatment you prefer). After pouring in one cup per square foot, cover it over with dirt and let it sit overnight until tomorrow morning when most puddles will have evaporated.
It’s important to note that you should not use any type of chemical treatment if it is going to rain within 24 hours after applying the chemicals because there will be a high risk for runoff and damage to your soil, plants, and other types of vegetation in your yard. If this does happen or if there are already signs of runoff due to rainfall before you can get around to mixing up the chemicals, then all hope isn’t lost so long as you hurry up and grab some potassium nitrate from a gardening center immediately! This way by tomorrow morning when it dries out again everything should return back to normal with no evidence that anything was ever poured into those holes just below ground level where nobody would notice anyway.