A faster solution is to grind out the stump. Our equipment can grind up to 2 feet deep, but typically we grind between 4 to 6 inches below grade so the area can be replanted with grass, or with a young tree or shrub. Stump grinding is a safe process, and will not damage your lawn. The stump grinder is a self-propelled machine allowing easy access to small areas such as fence gates or small back yards. A larger grinder is used where there is easy access, such as from the road or driveway.