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"Two guys arrived as promised and since this was a special coupon I bought through Angies List I wasn't sure how it would all turn out. I could not have been" more pleased. These guys worked hard and steady and checked often to see if I was o.k. with the work performed. Truly, I was amazed at how thorough they were and how great they were at clean up. The planter boxes looked like they had been there from the start they were so nicely installed. The trees looked great after trimming and they really cleaned up the area, not only the branches but used a blower and rake afterward to even get the loose leaves. They are awesome.

-Jo Ann D.

"Workers were polite, friendly, invested in their job. And more than willing to do anything I asked of them. Consulted along the way -- two days in a row. Pre-inspection" and planning decisions were done with an owner of Wellspring present, his tree experts (two visited my property before making decisions on how to proceed)... mulch was brought and applied... along with nutrient enriched soil. They are professional. They are personal. They care. Very comforting to know people run their business with this kind of standard and approach. i contracted them for a full year -- to administer to my property: the trees, bushes and lawn care on a yearly basis. Their prices are totally competitive... in fact lower than many individual gardening services and individuals. I was given cell phone numbers (of the owners and director of services) and urged to call them for ANY reason or questions. At any time. How refreshing is that? The response is always same day. By phone and/or email.

-Robert W.

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Mulch & Wood Chips

Mulch can be a lot of different things, but at its core it exists as a material that is applied to landscaping, walking paths and flower beds for aesthetic purposes, to suppress weed growth, retain moisture and supply nutrients to soil through decay.

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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


One of the more difficult issues facing you will be making sure you compare apples 'n apples while understanding the differences between apples 'n oranges.

Some things common to all:

How far from your (water) meter pit to the home?

Do you know what sort of water pressure you have?

Those two questions sortta drive the rest.  How many sprinklers you have is a piece of the puzzle but it is lower on the issues list than how much water pressure and gallons per minute of flow (gpm) you have.  Knowing the water pressure and gpm coming to the house is important because it is the info divided by the flow rate of the heads to tell you how many you can run at a time.

 That, plus the number of heads it takes to cover your yard will let them decide on how many zones to cut the yard into (each zone is X number of heads that run at the same time).

Will the different estimates be for systems that are all parts from a single manufaturer or will it be a collection of brands?  Some will tell you that the parts (controller, back-flow, heads and even specific heads) are better from different manufacturers while others will tell you that all from a single manufacturer will give you an optimized system.

And, are the contractors equally certified?  Not only education and experience but certifications from the various manufacturers who's parts they want to use.  And, will their installations be the same?  Will they open trenches all around your yard and be a week getting the stuff layed, connected and back-filled?  Or, will they pull the flexible pipe and be in 'n out in one day with water flowing to cover their intrussion before they leave that day?

Will your system need to be blown out with pressurized air at the end of the season to avoid winter freeze and bursts or will it drain automagically?

I know, I took your simple question and made it hard.

When I bought my system about 9 years ago, I had a variety of estimates and the differences sortta fell into the mess I listed above.  The low estimate was a person who seemed to be from the "get it in the ground and fix it later" school.

The highest estimate was from someone who seemed more concerned about my yard and the final result than I was.  The low person was using parts 'n pieces from a variety of manufacturers.  The high person was certified by the company that made all the parts he was wanting to use and he carried a fairly high rating from them for his past performance..  He would vary for me if I wanted but he had sound reasons from the controller to each of the heads as to why he preferred his "brand".

It doesn't look like you are a member of Angie's List.  Given the size of the investment you are looking at, this might be a great time to join and see how others in your community have rated the contractors you are considering or if there is one you should add to your list. 

My yard is between 12 and 15,000 square feet less the house, deck, two mini-barns and it is interrupted with a number of blocking (blocks the stream of water) evergreens and planting beds.

The low estimate I had was about $2,500 and would take three days to put in from the time they began to trench.  I don't recall how many heads he wanted to put in but if it was off, he'd be able to put another anyplace and tie it to the nearest zone to give me good coverage.  Uh, this was the get it in the ground 'n adjust later person.

The high estimate I had was around $4,500.  This proposal was for seven active zones each having 5 to 7 heads.  There was enough capacity (extra zone controllers and space within the system controller) built in to add drip irrigation at a later date for the planting beds without having to replace anything.  He drew the entire yard and gave me a copy with the heads marked showing the "throw" of each and the overlap he built in to avoid any missed areas.  And, they wanted to arrive in the morning and leave that evening with the system watering to cover their tracks throughout the yard.  One day and they would not leave until it was working as advertised!

I took the high estimate.  I have a neighbor who bought from the other folks.  Both of us are happy.  He is really happy because each time he calls his company for adjustments or corrections (yep, they got it in the ground and are still putzing with it) they are out within the week, they are really easy to do business with and their service calls' costs haven't gone up a whole bunch.

Sorry, you can't look at the price and divide by X number of heads and have a fair comparison.


1) IF you are talking the root crown - the portion where it is not one solid truck or "bole", but still a solid or near-solid mass of roots coming off the base of the trunk, then that has to come out on way or another. Typically, once you get beyond about a 3 foot circle then you are in the radial portion of the roots where they spread out laterally, and are a foot or more apart, and new roots can grow in that area fro the new tree OK. Of course, be prepared to have to trim some volunteers so the old tree can't come back, and be sure to fertilize the new tree per recommendations because the old roots will still be trying to extract water and food from the soil to support the tree that they do not yet realize is gone. Do NOT put stump killer or poison in the old tree - will kill new one too.

2) The proper commercial way to do this is to have the entire root crown and larger roots removed with a stump grinder - looks like this -


You need a tree service that can grind down at least two feet below ground level and remove the root crown and larger root segments. If you hve large roots running laterally quite a ways, he can grind them up too - ditto to "trippers" sticking up above ground. Just be sure to have it clear (spray painted) upfront how far he is going for what he quoted - typically about $150 for tree up to 1-2 feet in diameter, up to $500 for a massive sycamore or walnut or cottonwood or redwood with 6 foot diameter crown. While you can rent stump grinders at tooll rental places, I REALLY do not recommend it - the rental ones you can afford to rent for one use are pretty light duty, and they can chew a person up in no time flat if you lose control when it snags in the wood or hits a rock.

3) Another way is to go out to where the massive roots taper off to something you can reasonable cut - say 4-6 inches in diameter, and cut them all in a circle around the stump, then with a come-along or CAREFULLY (not more than a few hundred pounds) with a vehicle with a trailer hitch, put a steady pull on a good rope or strap or chain in a shallow notch cut around the top of the stump (so it does not pop off easy), then while it is being rotated up out of the ground walk around and cut any root you see still attached or trying to lift out of the ground. This works much better if the stump is left about 4-6 feet high so you get some real leverage on it with the pull, but if already cut down short run chain or strap over the top of it and around a large root on the far side of the stump. I use a Sawzall with foot long coarse tooth wood cutting blade for this - goes through roots really fast, and blade is only $1 or so apiece so ruining one or two hitting rocks is no big thing, and also reaches in under the stump better and safer than an axe. I helped a neighbor take out a back yard full of birches this way - took us about half a day to remove about 15 trees with about 6 foot diameter circle of crown and roots, leaving holes about 1-2 feet deep where each tree was. Remember this - whichever way you use to take it out, you will need maybe 1-5 wheelbarrow loads of good growth medium to replace the divot. 

4) Cheaper route - cut off flush with ground level (or leave some stickup as a planter or stool or feeder base or whatever), and plant new tree at least 4 feet away from old crown, in a spot between the old roots.

'Reasonable' is one of those words that means wildly divergent things to different people.  Check with your local high school to see if they have  any sort of agricultural program.  If yes, perhaps someone in that program could help you.  Being a landscaper myself, I must say it sounds like you want something that is - first and foremost - cheap.   This is NOT the best way to look for any service.  You would be better served looking for 'competant' than with 'cheap'.  The nicer you want your flowerbed to look, the more important it is to find someone who REALLY knows what they are doing.

Mulch Delivering reviews in Austin


came to do an estimate on Monday evening and the work was done on Wednesday and Thursday. is very knowledgeable about trees and organic landscaping, and he obviously loves what he does. He did a great job of explaining our options and helped us put together a plan for taking care of our long-neglected ...More trees. and his crew are very hardworking and professional - they did an amazing job. I definitely plan to call on again for all my tree care and landscaping needs.
- Polly M.

The guys came and spread the mulch where and I had discussed. I came back home just as they were leaving but they were nice enough to show me the work. I had a question for and he promptly responded to my email and resolved my only issue. He was very committed to doing whatever it took for me to be ...More satisfied as a customer.
- Michael R M.

First of all I want to say this is the 3rd year in a row we've used and his company. we've never been happier with his work Just tell him what you want project wise and sit back and relax because he always has great idea's. The man is a genius. After a day or so you hammer out the finer points of the proposal and ...More scope of work involved and time frame for the project commencement. Pretty and easy.
The work is laid out in steps and will walk you through it there are no order changes or weather problems the work is always completed on time. and his crew have always gone above and beyond to make sure we are pleased. We are actually having him out again this year to do another outdoor project for us.
- Christopher G.

We had only one isue: one his men pulled a brick mounted hose reel off the side of the house accidentally. It may have been partly due to installation, but what was not acceptable was that the person did not tell us and just left it on the ground. was a bit defensive, but we agreed that I would be responsible to repair it and ...More he would do 2 mowings no charge.

The tree required a full size pneumatic jackhammer & ~ 2 hrs to make a hole large enought (love limestone!). 2 months since plantings and everything he did appears to be thriving.
- Myron S.

I have used to apply Dillo Dirt to some areas of my lawn that were struggling with iron deficiency and shallow soil 3 or 4 times in previous growing seasons. I was happy with the service and asked them to bid on another application to a difficult area this year. The bid was good (about $250), so I called them the next day to ...More schedule it. The scheduler put me off because she said they have one truck for this work and it was out of service. She would call me back when it was working. A week later I called back since I had heard nothing, and she scheduled it for a few days later. On the afternoon of the day they were scheduled to come, she called and said the truck had broken down again. So we eventually rescheduled for a 3rd try. I called on the morning of the day it was scheduled and was told the crew would show up between noon and 5. We got a call at 5 saying they were running late due to traffic but would be there in 30 minutes. An hour later (a few minutes before 6 pm) I called back to tell them to cancel because it was now too dark to do a good job of application. I had to leave a voice mail. At 6 pm the truck arrived, obviously in a big hurry because they drove right past the house at first and had to back up our narrow street to get back to our house. I went out before they could start anything and told them it was too dark to put the dirt on the yard and I had already called to cancel. One member of the two man crew told me he had asked the other, the driver, to cancel before coming because he knew they would get here too late. Five minutes after I went back in the house someone from called and offered a $50 discount if I would have the crew go ahead with the work. I said no, it was too dark. The next day someone called back in response to the voice mail to confirm cancellation of the job. I told that person I was done with for this kind of work and would find someone else. I got the work done by Lawn Ranger out of about 10 days later.
- Robert P.

the owner came out to my house and gave me a bid to put Dillo Dirt on about 2000 sq ft. His bid matched what ABC Pest and Lawn had given me. We scheduled the service for before 12 pm a few days later. His crew showed up about 10 am. The 2 man crew was polite and knew exactly what and where to apply the dirt. They used wheel ...More to get the dirt in the right area and then leaf blowers to spread it out. I did have to remind them to blow away a of leaves in one place before dumping the dirt there. had told me that putting the dirt on top of the leaves would not work as well. The amount of dirt they applied was the right amount to cover the area. They cleaned up nicely and now I'm waiting for the bill to arrive.
- Robert P.

and make a great team. They bring different areas of expertise to their work. They will take guidance if offered and are equally comfortable with providing recommendations. Lawn service is provided for a weekly (or biweekly) rate, depending on what’s needed. “Extras” are performed at ...More an hour rate of ~ $70.00 / hour. Seems to me their services pricing is in line with the competition.
- Valerie L.

is a pleasure to work with and was responsive to our concerns about improving our landscaping. We had several consultation meetings before settling on a plan. I had initially focused on fixing our back yard, but pointed out what a difference some changes to the front would make and she was absolutely ...More right (especially redesigning the front walkway). Scheduling the work was very easy, and the actual labor went much faster than I had initially anticipated. The front yard is 100% improved. And, our back yard (the initial reason I called ) now has definition to the grass line instead of just wandering off into the woods. Additionally, most of the new plantings in the back are doing very well (once the deer leave decided to leave them alone). I'm looking forward to seeing how the plantings develop over time. made a great suggestion to install a patio below our small deck. However, for budget reasons, we need to postpone that for another time. She was completely open to doing things in phases. We will definitely be calling for any further landscaping planning and work.
- Laura K.

Landscaping Mulch in Austin

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A.A. Construction L.L.C.

P.O. Box 41717

Aardvark Home & Yard

4301 W Wm Cannon Dr Ste B150297

Abel Gutierrez

10435 Doc Holliday Trail

Above All Landscaping

114 Princeton Rd

Acosta's tree service

1412 Rutland dr
Austin Tx

Affordable Lawn Maintenance

5005 Saddle Dr

Alberto's Landscaping

916 Calico Dr

All About Landscapes

4301 Balcones Woods

All-Star lawn care

8528 Coulver Rd

Aqua Systems

7824 W Highway 71

Arbolito Horticulture

15405 Patrica St

Artistic Landscape Creations

3432 Flowstone Ln
Round Rock

Austin Creative Landscaping

11506 Easy St

Austin Joe's Lawn Company

Po box 152487

Austin Landscape and Trees

3 Pillow Rd
Sunset Valley


PO Box 340838

Austins Best G C

Austin Tx

Benchmark Landscapes

1814 West Pallad Lane

Best Austin Handyman & Remodeling

1108 kramer lane

Blue Ridge Construction

12907 Lamplight Village Ave

Bradford Green Construction

10001 S. 1st

Brilliant Sun Landscapes

1914 Berkeley Ave.

Brittney's Services

5503 Manor Rd.

Buena Vista Property Services

1111 Walnut Grove Ct

capital area contracting

1813 Pannier Ln

Century Lawn and Landscape

100 Commons Rd
Dripping Springs

Champion Home Johnson

2303 Whitebead Trail

Cobblestone Gardening Services

PO Box 1853

Confianza Contracting

11900 Jollyville Rd #203521

D&B Tree Co Inc

15000 Ranch Rd 620 N

D&B Tree Company, Inc

15000 Ranch Road 620

David Landscape Group

5701 B Burnet Rd

DigDug Construction LLC

PO Box 92583


4813 Gonzales Street

DNZ Landscaping

3439 Bliss Spillar Rd

Don's Grass & Landscape

2704 Little John Ln

Drake Landscape Services Inc

4002 Tamarack Trl


3201 Duval Rd

Emerald Lawns

18 Indian Meadows Suite 210
Round Rock

Envious Landscapes L.L.C.

16238 RANCH RD 620 STE F-376

Envision Landscapes & Tree Service

2714 Summerwalk Place
Round Rock

Everest Landscapes

West Slaughter Ln

Executive Outdoor Solutions

13492 research blvd suite 120 #643

Falkin Services Unlimited

2727 Lyons Rd.

Ferguson Remodeling & Construction LLC

651 N Us Highway 183

Fertile Ground Gardens

3303 Breedlove Ct


PO Box 302704

FT Landscape& Design


Full Circle Remodeling

7312 E. Ben White #12

Garcia Lawn and Tree Service

14503 Pima Trail

Garcia's Tree Trimming

8409 Indian Smt


4001 Ranch Rd 620 S


Round Rock

Grass Works Lawn Care

804 Powderhorn Dr.
Round Rock

Gray Renovation

2406 S 3rd

Green Earth Landscapes

2919 Tradewind Dr

Green Garden Landscaping

8760A Research Blvd

Greenscapes Landscaping Austin

11701 Bee Cave Rd

H O W Foundation Inc

PO Box 2267
Universal City

H2 Lawn Works

2113 Fordham Ln

Handyman Dan

1005 Hyde Park Dr
Round Rock

HC Handyman Services

9113 Japonica Ct

Hill countrylandscapers

810 e slaughter lane

Home Maintenance Services

8154 Ceberry Drive

Hot Dirt Excavating

805 Kinney Ave

Hunter Sprinkler Services

106 S Mustang Ave
Cedar Park

Integrated Home & Commercial Services

16238 FM 620,. Ste F 112

Inviting Outdoors

3355 Bee Caves Road

Irrigation Pro Services

8800 N. IH 35



Javier's Landscaping

PO Box 1396

Joe's Tree Care

223 W Anderson Ln


5508 W. Highway 290 Suite 250

L and M Home Detail

1405 Clearfield Dr

Land by Ann

152 Old 71 Unit A
Cedar Creek

Landpro Irrigation & Lighting Specialist

2601 Crystal Bend Dr

Lawn Sculptors

PO Box 80281


2211 IH 35 S
San Marcos

MBP Nursery and Landscaping

11211 N. FM 620

Morales Lawn Service

7810 Old Bee Caves Rd

Mower for Less

51st Street


3736 Bee Cave Rd

North By Northwest Lawns

807 Cedar Park Dr
Cedar Park

OnCall Home Services

5555 N.Lamar Blvd. 78751


1303 Garden Path.
Round Rock


1807 HWY 183 S


PO Box 151445

Paul's Lawn and Landscape LLC

618 Pomegranate Pass
Cedar Park

Perfect Cuts Inc

PO Box 9742


PO Box 150146

Prende Outdoor Services

PO Box 50313

Professional Handyman Services

2617 Alcott Lane

Quality Tree & Lawn

P.O. Box 576


PO BOX 340134

Ranchers Fencing

14717 Lantern Dr

Red & White Greenery Inc

PO Box 126

Robin Tyler Designs

3810 Medical Pkwy

Rubio Tree Service

1904 West Loop

Sacate Turf and Landscape

PO Box 151990

Sanchez & Sons Services

4709 Manchaca Rd

Showplace Lawns

P.O. box 92544


809 E. 49th Street

Solterra Design

PO Box 152650

Storey Construction, LLC

6633 E Hwy 290

TCF Dumpsters

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #410

Ted's Tree LTD

1118 Tillery St

Tejas Landscape Services

PO Box 80541

Texas Rain Irrigation

5615 Burnet Rd

The Front Yard

12224 Roxie Dr


PO Box 2306

The Natural Gardener

8648 Old Bee Caves Rd




9212 vigen cir


8502 Cockney Dr

The Working Man

8210 Bent Tree Rd

TLC Lawn Service

14304 Vandever St

Tony's Landscaping

16202 Summit Dr

Total Lawn and Sprinkler

2119 S Lamar Blvd Apt 210

Triple E Lawn Services

6609 Capriola Dr.

Trusted Restore

12407 N MOPAC


4413 Nixon Ln

Waterloo Landscape and Design

11609 North Oaks Drive

Wellspring Landscape Services

PO Box 340198


3219 SOUTH IH-35
Round Rock

Will does it ALL

4508 Elwood rd


8133 Luling Lane


1229 Laurelleaf dr

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