Get Your Yard Playtime Ready With Stump Removal

stump grinder removing about to remove a stump in the groundThe weather is getting nicer and that means soon it will be time for your kids to go outside and play. But if winter storms have decimated your yard and left craggy stumps in the yard it won’t be safe for your kids to play in the yard. Those stumps can cause falls and other injuries that could be serious. They can also cause damage to the soil and to your property making the yard look terrible. So before your kids want to go out and play in the yard during the warm weather of the spring and summer you should get those stumps professionally removed.

Professional Stump Removal Vs DIY Stump Removal

You may think that removing the stumps yourself will be the easiest way to get rid of them. But in fact, removing stumps by yourself can be very dangerous and time-consuming. There is a lot of experience and training needed to safely remove stumps. It may look easy to do in videos online but the reality is that you would need to rent special equipment and practice using it safely before you would be able to remove the stumps yourself.

It’s much easier and safer to let professionals who have the experience, training and the right equipment remove those stumps. When professional remove the stumps in your yard they will make sure that they get the whole stump, even the roots that are far below ground. And professionals have the right safety gear to make sure that they can handle stump removal equipment without injury. The cost of hiring a stump removal service is a lot lower than you might think. The cost of hiring professionals is well worth the time that you save not having to remove the stumps yourself.

Professional stump removal teams will also make sure that the stumps, roots, branches and other debris from the stump in the yard are removed safely. Unless you have a chipper and other equipment that can handle the stresses of disposing of solid wood you would need to spend even more time and money taking care of the debris after you spend a lot of time removing the stump and a lot of money renting the right equipment and buying the necessary safety gear. The bottom line is that hiring professionals to remove stumps is a lot cheaper, easier and safer than trying to remove all the stumps in your yard by yourself. And if you’re not a particularly handy person you definitely shouldn’t try stump removal by yourself because of the risk of injury.

Once the stumps are removed you will be able to put up swings, play sets or set up a ball field where you can kids can safely play without having to worry about them falling over a stump or injuring themselves on a stump. So before the weather starts getting warm and the kids want to spend more time outside call a professional stump removal team to come in and make sure that your yard is kid-friendly again and ready for safe outdoor play.

Whitby Landscaping Contractor Explains How To Stay Fit

So many people may understand that exercise is incredibly important to your health, there are numerous studies on the subject foretelling the benefits to both your body and mind. We had the opportunity to speak with a Whitby landscaping contractor who explained a great way to stay fit – landscaping!

Now, anyone who has every had the opportunity to perform manual, physical labour should know that it takes quite a lot of effort to get the job done. From carrying heavy bags of cement, to hauling buckets filled with gravel, the labour can certainly take its toll. Landscaping is one job that requires a considerable amount of physical effort.

whitby landscaping contractor hard at work

Carrying Loads

One of the most common landscaping tasks is carring heavy loads from one spot to another. This can come in the form of carrying:

  • Pavers
  • Fertilizers
  • Mulch
  • Planters
  • Sod
  • Equipment & tools
  • Sod
  • and more.

Carrying all of these items from the supply store to the truck can really be one way to work out your body while performing the task of landscaping. It’s important however to remember when lifting heavy objects such as these that a person uses proper lifting-form – you want to optimize your bodies natural method of lifting objects like this and use your legs to lift the load while your back remains as straight as is possible to brace the load. This can take some practice so if this is new territory you should look up how to squat or perform a deadlift to get the idea.

Performing Work

The other most strenuous and physically demanding task of landscaping is actually performing the work. When it comes time to landscape the most common tool in the trade is the shovel, and digging is one heck of a work out. Another sweat-inducing project is executing detailed paver arrangements, where one Whitby landscaping contractor must be always lifting, carrying, and carefully placing heavy pavers. This takes a lot of core stabilization and is generally a full-body workout.

If you’re young and looking to burn some calories this summer you should definitely consider a part-time job as a landscaping helper, you’ll gain some valuable insight into the trade and spend a lot of time outdoors as well!