When it comes to mulching, stump grinding can be an excellent option. It helps to insulate the soil, retain soil moisture, and even facilitate the removal of weeds. To make sure that the stump moldings are free of grass, inspect them first and remove any grass that is present (leaves are fine and can stay). Mulch from stump grinding can be used directly on garden beds or vegetable patches, just like any mulch purchased in a store.
The optimal mulch depth recommended by tree experts is 10 cm for trees and 5 cm for shrubs and plants. Adding the chips (shavings) to the landscape can be beneficial, but there are some facts to keep in mind. Mulch is a material that is placed on the surface of the soil for several beneficial reasons. As a mulch, wood chips will stabilize soil temperatures (warmer in winter, cooler in summer), reduce evaporation and conserve soil moisture, reduce germination of some weed seeds, and make it easier to remove weeds.
Wood chips can be attractive when used correctly in the landscape, but splinters can fly away if they are too light and crawl out in the rain if they are on a slope. Mulch is an element of a xeriscape and a component of any good garden. The use of stump grinding as mulch brings many advantages. They help to insulate the soil, making it warmer in winter and colder when it's warm.
They reduce evaporation and are also good at retaining moisture. They even help reduce weed growth and ultimately make weed removal easier. Before using stump grinding as mulch, make sure that the tree from which it comes from is not infested with diseases. Once this has been checked, you can proceed to use the grindings to make mulch. First, remove as many grindstones as you can from the place where the tree has been felled and transport it to another area of the garden.
Spread the wood chips in a 1-inch layer on the soil. For best results, add stump shavings to flower beds and rake them into the ground. This gives grinding a chance to break down and increases nutrients in the soil. Be careful when using stump grinding as mulch from pine trees. Too much can increase soil acidity, which will hinder the growth of any plant. The by-product of stump grinding can be used as mulch for wood chips, which has many benefits in the garden.
And if it is absolutely necessary to cut down a tree, it is better that it is not completely wasted. Here are some benefits of wood chip mulch as a ground cover in your garden and other areas:-Stabilizes soil temperatures (warmer in winter, cooler in summer)-Reduces evaporation-Conserves soil moisture-Reduces germination of some weed seeds-Makes it easier to remove weedsLandscaping after removing a tree stump should be a simple task, provided that you have removed a sufficient amount of the stump. If all else fails, you can try to contact your local nursery to get rid of stump teeth. However, if you are considering professional assistance with cutting trees, ask about free stump grinding, as this service is usually complementary. You need to grind about four inches below the level of the surrounding soil so that there is enough soil to cover the stump.
Replenish mulch as stump teeth break down to maintain desired depth of mulch around plants. Subtract 1 inch from the total depth of the mulch to grind the stump if you used a 1-inch compost base layer under the mulch. There is some concern that using grinding stumps from a diseased tree may have a negative effect on plants, but these potentially harmful pathogens are not a cause for concern when applied above the soil surface. For this reason, it is generally recommended that any mulch created by wood chips from stump milling be used at least two feet away from your home foundation. Similarly, if your landscaping involves digging holes (making a pond, for example), you will find that the grinding of stumps has been totally inadequate. Martin's Tree Services is here to help you with all your gardening needs, including shredding and stump removal. Once the grinding of the stump has broken down, you can use it to enrich the soil of your flower beds and other areas of the garden.
Chipping wood on site is convenient and reduces the total cost of stump removal, pruning or shredding (because disposal fees are not paid).