Now that the harsh summer temperatures have subsided, Fall is a great time to over seed, clean up bare spots, and most importantly, plan grass after a stump removal.
Fall is the perfect time because the days are warm enough to allow for germination, while the nights stay cool enough to allow for dense root growth.
When planting grass after a stump has been ground, it is important to remove as much of the chips as possible from the hole. These chips off gas as they decompose which interferes with the growing of grass. This is the reason you see many weeds where a stump once was.
Once you remove the chips, use fresh topsoil to fill in the hole.
Then seed and cover with straw.
Keep the area watered and enjoy your patch of fresh grass where that ugly stump once was!