Birmingham Landscape Lighting

in Birmingham, AL

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in Birmingham

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Landscape Lighting in Birmingham
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John M.
"Prompt with estimate and gave me options and suggestions. The price he quoted was accurate and the work was done professionally and quickly. The materials he used are of the highest" quality. I couldn't be more pleased. I wish he could do work at my weekend home too. I recommended him to my neighbors.
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Tanya C.
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and his crew are the best of the best!!!!!. Very Professional, friendly and do a fabulous job. Anytime I have had an issue with any of my lights they have" responded quickly and gotten it taken care of. I highly recommend
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Ron D.
"Wonderful service. Team was timely, efficient and professional. Lighting looks great. We are very happy with their work.

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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.


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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.

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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 -

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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.

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'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.
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Natural stones will have some degree of variance given the lack of pre-made consistency.

 

1/2" is too much from stone to stone and should be able to be fixed with additional leveling sand. 

 

 

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Outdoor Lighting reviews in Birmingham

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promptly came out to discuss what we wanted and to provide estimate. Scheduled install. A spot opened up in their schedule and they were able to start the work earlier than they anticipated. Install took 3 hrs, which was less time than we were expecting. One of the lights dimmed within a week and they were out that same day to replace the bulb. We are very satisfied with the work done and the professionalism of everyone. Highly recommend.
- Leigh Ann M.
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Excellent, professional service. Beautiful work and responsive to personal needs. Would highly recommend for
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installation at a home or office. May use them again some day to do the back yard and patio.
- Melissa C.
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Perfect service - professional and informative regarding types of lighting and pricing - arrived promptly at the arranged time - work was done neatly and as explained - highly recommend this company!
- jolletta D.
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Mr. Bennetch and his staff worked quickly and efficiently to
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the wiring and place the lights. My impression was that this was a team of competent men who were both experienced and comfortable working together. Upon completion of the installation, there was no evidence of digging or plant disturbance/damage in our recently landscaped yard.
Shortly after the work was done, Mr. Bennetch drove by our home to view the lighting. He called the following day to ask if I was satisfied with the work. We both agreed to add a seventh pathway light.
In addition to my satisfaction with Mr. Bennetch's design, I found him quite easy to communicate with. We discussed halogen versus
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lighting, and he persuaded me that I needed less lighting than I had been prepared to purchase.
I have rated this work for price because it is required by Angie's List in order to post the review. I did not, however, seek competitive bids for this job.
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was recommended to me because of the type and degree of landscape illumination I wanted to achieve. So I don't feel that I can fairly assess this company's charges against that of a competitor.


- Beverly R.
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They have always done an excellent job on everything they have done. They have even corrected existing mistakes left by previous homeowners and their contractors. At each home where we have used them, our neighbors ended up using them also because they did such beautiful work. This past spring we had several neighbors coming by and asking to see our backyard because word had spread that it was awesome. Most of the team are graduate level horticulturists and their concepts reflect their extensive knowledge. We are already planning another project with them.
- Michael N.
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Loved the design that was presented and the finished product is even better. It was fun to work with these guys! They found ways to work in our budget but not
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the overall design. Glad we went with them and we admire their work.
- Kari S.

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2012 Southwood drive
Alabaster

5 Star TN

2818 b foster ave

A&C Landscaping

Birmingham

Action Electric

PO BOX 413
Clay

Aquatiscapes

Fultondale

Arrow Electrical Services

125 S Mall
Trussville

Aux Mechanical Inc

PO Box 910
Bessemer

BAILEY ELECTRIC COMPANY INC

7244 CAHABA VLY RD
Birmingham

Blackjack Horticulture, Inc.

5536 Derby Dr
Birmingham

C & W ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC

PO Box 170004
Birmingham

C&H Enterprise

4164 Baxter Ave
Graysville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham

CAREFREE LANDSCAPE

4720 5TH AVE S
Birmingham

Choice Landscapes

305 Lake Heather Reserve
Birmingham

Classic Gardens & Landscape Inc

1855 Carson Rd
Birmingham

Completion Specialist

1552 29th court
Birmingham

Construction & Management Solutions, LLC

1025 Montgomery HWY, Ste 207
Birmingham

Creative Outdoors

P.O. Box 321724
Birmingham

Cutting Edge Landscaping

939 haddington dale

D & G Construction

6710 US HWY 278 East

Davidson Hardscapes

2316 Mountain Run
Birmingham

Deck Works

645 popler Lane Southeast
Birmingham

Deckbuilders

134 Harvest Rd
Harvest

DEEP ROOTS LLC

4304 WINDSONG CIR
Birmingham

Del Irrigation LLC

1625 5th Ave S
Irondale

Elliott Irrigation Company Inc

22458 Heritage Dr
Mc Calla

Extreme Green, LLC

3800 Oak St
Pelham

Father Nature Landscapes of Birmingham, inc

4671 Appaloosa Drive
Birmingham

Gardner Landscaping LLC

3309 Buckhead Dr
Birmingham

Gentry's Tropical Foliage

999 Yeager Pkwy
Pelham

Golden Scapes LLC

327 8th Street SW
Alabaster

Green Matters Landscaping

3735 Hwy 31 South
Decatur

Hand Landscaping Co

2239 Franklin Dr
Gardendale

Harlan Lawn Care

5307 Roland Circle
Mount Olive

HOMES BY INDIANWOOD, INC

2116 OLD MONTGOMERY HWY
Pelham

Jason's Green Team

5235 Promenade Dr
Trussville

JLoperCo

5145 Overton Road
Birmingham

Keith Landscaping Co & Nursery Sales

6750 Trussville Clay Rd
Trussville

King's Services

PO Box 1143
Trussville

Kirklands all out construction

310 Andalusia Estates dr.
Andalusia

Lawn Care and More, LLC.

4800 War Eagle Drive
Bessemer

Lawn Pride LLC

PO Box 361292
Birmingham

Luster Electric

520 Greentop Dr
Odenville

MYERS ELECTRIC CO

225 NAIL ST
Midfield

Myers Landscapes

210A Parker Drive
Pelham

Natural Images Landscaping

2225 Blackjack Rd
Trussville

Natural Images Landscaping

2225 Blackjack Rd
Trussville

Natural Images Landscaping

2225 Blackjack Rd
Trussville

NELSON TEAM

8408 FARLEY AVE
Leeds

New Life Arboricultural Services

1917 Hutchinson Ave SE

Night Art, Inc.

444 Wilderness Road

Ontime Electric

2668 Old Rocky Ridge Road
Hoover

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

9028 Eagle Valley Ln
Birmingham

Outdoor Living Areas Inc

PO Box 362123
Hoover

Portera Landscape Design

14 Honeysuckle Lane
Birmingham

Precision Lawn Care, LLC

P.O. Box 682
Trussville

Precision Services LLC

6632 Warrior River Road
Bessemer

PRO CONSTRUCTION LLC

1104 DUNNAVANT VALLEY RD
Birmingham

Pro Touch Landscape Service

PO Box 363
Trussville

Quality Creative Landscaping

6104 Old Quarry Rd
Birmingham

Rockett's Bug Juice Gardens, inc

1402 Dunnavant Valley Rd
Birmingham

Rod's Irrigation and Lighting

6004 Woodvale Dr
Helena

S & D Services

145 Chalkville Manor Drive
Birmingham

S M THORNTON LANDSCAPES

9248 SUMMIT DR
Birmingham

SCHROETER'S LAWN & LANDSCAPE

1634A MONTGOMERY HWY 106
Birmingham

STATELY SCAPES

PO Box 2204

Steven's Wack N Sack Inc

8200 hwy 17
Maylene

SuperiorScape Inc

270 Doug Baker Blvd
Birmingham

Techno Turf, LLC

3118 Belwood Dr
Birmingham

Triple B Construction

755 County Road 15
Heflin

True Lawnscape Consultant

100 Hampton Dr
Calera

URBAN SCAPES

5504 1st Avenue N
Birmingham

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