Cincinnati Fountain Installers

in Cincinnati, OH

63
Fountain Installers are
in Cincinnati

7
Fountain Installers in Cincinnati
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KELLY B.
"Had a huge (almost overwhelming) selection of fountains and had plenty of catalogs to order from. They were very busy, but worked hard to focus on customer service. Our pump died w/I" a couple months of installation and they replaced w/o an issue.
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Johnathon G.
"I contacted five landscape contractors all on the same day with the scope of the project to measure their interest. Mr.
responded promptly (as well as the others)" that he would like to bid on the project and I immediately forwarded to him what I needed in terms of references - both project and vendor. Within 24 hours after contacting each of the contractors, all but
had forwarded their references to me. Again, having done this before, references are something that any smart business should have on hand as that is a good indication of the company's organization. It took
another 4 days to provide the reference information and needless to say my sense about this company was becoming very uncomfortable. Once I received the references, I immediately contacted them as I was anxious to begin narrowing down my choice of who I would be meeting with to make my final decision. Two of
's project references gave somewhat positive reviews but nothing overwhelmingly. It was the actual landscaping industry in which I began to learn of Mr.
's history and his character undoubtedly came into question. It was at that point I immediately ceased further exploration of this company and decided that based on my core values of business, I could not engage with this
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carolyn S.
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and his crew were great to work with. They were reliable and the work was done when I expected. The product they use is amazing. It was so much more affordable" than stone, and they were done in a fraction of the time. All the work was completed as I expected and it looked great.

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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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All Fountain Installers in Cincinnati, OH

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Adams Landscaping

22 Sycamore Dr

ADVANCED TECHNICAL AQUATIC CONTROL LLC

4229 WILMINGTON RD
Oregonia

All Decked Out

7982 Pepper Pike
West Chester

Aqua Doc Lake & Pond Management

10779 Mayfield Rd
Chardon

AQUATIC & GARDEN DECOR

9390 CINTI-COLUMBUS RD
Cincinnati

Aquatic Plus Pond Management

P.O. Box 496
Waynesville

B&M Construction

2829 Queen City Ave
Cincinnati

Bzak Landscaping

931 Round Bottom Rd
Milford

C & C Handyman Service

1193 Immaculate Ln
Cincinnati

C & S Property Management

3757 Mack Ave
Cincinnati

CDS Midwest Labor Solutions

117 W Jefferson St

Chimney & Masonry repair

100 hill street suite #104

Cincy Plus LLC

1352 Burdett
Cincinnati

Complete Ground Solutions LLC

2757 8 Mile Rd
Cincinnati

Covered Bridge Landscaping

5645 Schoolhouse Ct.
West Chester

Creative Paver INC

1131 Windsail Cove

David Vogel Landscape Company

4637 TEALTOWN RD
Batavia

HYDRA-JECT

Po Box 863
West Chester

ImageStone

2540 State Rte 28
Pleasant Plain

Kunz Remodeling Inc

2751 Harris Ave
Cincinnati

Lawn & Landscape Grooming

184 Shoemaker Dr
Loveland

LICHTENBERG LANDSCAPING INC

5640 GLEN WILLOW
Mason

MARK GRIMES PLASTERING

1206 ST RTE 131
Milford

MEYER AQUASCAPES

11011 sand run rd
Harrison

Nelson Construction

31 S Sperling Ave
Dayton

No Limits Landscaping Inc

3532 Irwin Simpson Rd
Mason

Novel Whole Home Services

774 Sutton Road
Cincinnati

OSSENBECK MACHINE CO

4755 Eileens Way

Outside Insight

1709 Ludlow Cir
Amelia

PAPNER CONSTRUCTION and LANDSCAPING llc

964 ANDERSON FERRY
Cincinnati

Perrino Landscape Inc

5163 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati

Precedent Contractors Inc

190 Clark Ave
Waynesville

Premier Escapes Landscaping

11983 4th Ave
Cincinnati

Premier Landscape Supplies INC

1566 Ebenezer Rd
Cincinnati

Randolph Plumbing

1138 White Oak Rd
Amelia

Sebastian Construction

16514 Highway 10 N

SERENITY LANDSCAPING INC

5765 S ST RT 48
Maineville

Steve Hamons Services

3807 Ebenezer Rd.
Cincinnati

Superior Lawn Irrigation

3674 Rivaridge Dr.
Fairfield

THE POND DOCTORS

119 N MERIDIAN ST

THORNTON LANDSCAPE INC

424 E US HIGHWAY 22
Maineville

URBAN THICKETS LANDSCAPES

6239 Germantown Rd
Middletown

Werbrich's Landscaping

7368 Buena Vista Dr.
Cleves

WillBurk Landscaping

3236 North Talbot Avenue

Yanton's Outdoor Living

3991 Shakertown Rd
Dayton

Zimax Inc.

1193 State Route 131
Milford

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