Before and After Shots

We’ve  been keeping busy through the summer grinding stumps, trimming trees, and making our customers happy! We’ve been enjoying a break from the heat, but getting pretty wet when we grind in the rain. Here are a few more before and after shots from recent jobs.  As seen in the photos, we can remove very large stumps, even those in close proximity to other yard features, and leave the land looking like there was never anything there!

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Picture Before Stump Removal Picutre Before Stump Removal

After:

Picture after stump removal

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Stump Removal Before Picture

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Picture after stump removal

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Tree Stump Removal, Landscaping and Home Value

Landscaping has a very big impact on the value of a home. Whether you are looking to sell your home in the near future, or are just looking for ways to maintain your home’s value as it gets older, landscaping is a great place to start.

Your yard is the first (and possibly only) thing a person sees when they pass by your house. Although you may be very diligent about the care of the inside and outside of your home itself, your yard comes as a package deal with the house.  Whether you are trying to sell your house or not, surveys of potential homebuyers gives us pertinent information about the value of our yards. According to a Bankrate.com article written by Debbie Kaplan curb appeal is important to 71% of homebuyers when choosing their home.  Landscaping is a huge part of that curb appeal.  An investment in landscaping has the potential to pay a 215% return rate in home value, while you may only get a 50-70% return rate on kitchen and bathroom renovations. Realtor Mag, the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors, wrote in an article from 2014 that according to research done at Virginia Tech upgrading the landscaping of a home from average to excellent can raise the overall home value by 10-12%.

Large deciduous trees was one of the most preferred landscaping elements according to home buyers who were surveyed. However, recent years of drought and bark beetles have wreaked havoc on many trees in Los Alamos. Many of us have been left with dead trees that are posing a hazard to our homes or property, and once these have been cut down we are left with an unsightly stump where we once had a beautiful tree.

That is where Northern New Mexico Stump Grinders, LLC comes in! With our help these stubborn tree stumps and roots can be removed, usually within a few hours. Our equipment can dig a deep enough hole to grind down any remnants of a tree stump as much as a foot or two beneath ground level and can also dig out those pesky roots that may cause damage to your foundation, yard, or sidewalks, or shoot up little seedlings all over your yard. Once your tree stump is gone, we can fill your hole back in with dirt and plant something new, be it a tree or a small flower garden. Here are a few pictures of the yards of our customers where they turned tree stump removal into a beautiful addition to their landscaping.

For more reasons you should remove that tree stump from your yard, check out this other article.

Before and After Pictures from Job A:

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Sources:

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2014/10/14/landscaping-boosts-home-values-up-12

http://www.remaxoflosalamos.com/market-data-c13384.html

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/landscape-home-to-sell-1.aspx