Just getting a tree cut down is not enough to clear a lot of space in your yard. If you want to completely change the way that you are using the space, you need to make sure that there is no trace of the plant left behind when it is cut away. That is not automatically a service that comes with having someone come out to cut it down, however. You have to specifically arrange for stump grinding Ellicott City MD if you want to be able to put down grass or otherwise end up with a flat surface on your lawn that can be used for something like a patio.
Properly getting rid of a stump is actually a lot of work. You can’t really just keep taking an ax to it and expect to end up being happy with the results. The big problem is that the tree goes down much farther into the ground than is generally obvious from looking at it. Once you start cutting your way down, you’ll soon reach a level where it’s very difficult to make much more progress and you’re risking hurting yourself and sending debris flying if you continue just swinging and hoping to chop it up.
If you hire someone to do stump grinding in Ellicott City MD, they can come out with the right grinding equipment to take it down well below the surface of the area. By default, companies will usually use the wood chips to fill in the hole. If you wish, though, you can probably arrange for them to bring topsoil that they can use to fill in the area so that you can more easily get grass or a small garden area growing where your previous tree once stood.
Getting rid of the tree itself won’t be enough to give you the nice flat yard that you need to have a place to put up a swing set or bring in someone to set up a pool. You need to have someone come out and grind down the stump so that all traces of the former plant are gone and you can change the layout of the area freely.