Columbus Lakefront Landscapers

in Columbus, OH

Downtown Columbus Ohio

98
Lakefront Landscapers are
in Columbus

10
Lakefront Landscapers in Columbus
are top rated

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DIANNE G.
"I have used
to clean and service my fish pond/fountain for years. My fountain is poorly designed (he did not install it)and he has worked with me over the years" to keep it running, keep my fish alive and keep it relatively algae-free. He is very knowledgeable about fish, algae, pumps & aquariums. He does this as a side business and I have always found his prices to be extremely reasonable. When my pumps need to be replaced, he always shops for a bargain rather than buying a pump at the closest (& possibly most expensive place). I highly recommend him.
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jamie R.
"It was like getting served coffee with a smile! The upbeat attitude of this company was the highlight of my year. We contacted five companies and two never followed up. Step by Step" was not the cheapest but we were very impressed with
and his Angies List reviews. It was as if he naturally knew what needed to happen to our inherited mess! He did not provide a free drawing but his vision was exceptional.
was great with scheduling and accounting and my husband was beside himself when she pulled up with a large dump truck full of sod!! The workers were pleasant through the heat and I have never seen people work so hard in my entire life. They were
receptive to changes as the projects progressed. We hope we never have to move away from our new sanctuary and every night is like our own little 4th of
when the when the lights come on. The "icing on the cake" was when
showed up with 3 frogs for the pond!!! We will have them back for front yard work and we highly recommend this company and its creativity.
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Mark L.
"Our yard was a mess! Since
worked on our home and yard, our friends have a hard time recognizing our house! It looks great.They pulled out lots of poison ivy" and trimmed up the trees nicely.They consulted with me on the type of mulch I liked and had it delivered quickly. They weren't stingy about the mulch which was nice. They were prompt and very polite. I can hardly believe they did all that work in one day! My husband and I would never have done such a nice job and it would have taken us the entire summer!We will definitely be using their services again. It's nice to have a company that can do so many different things for home improvement instead of working with a bunch of different businesses. I trust these guys.

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In addition to replacing a 250-foot railroad tie wall with boulders, the contractor on this project also helped with the city, state and Corps of Engineers approval processes. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Sally S. of Plymouth, Minn.)

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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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Lakefront Landscaping reviews in Columbus

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Step by Step was patient with us as we got the estimate in March, and didn't initiate the work until October. They were flexible finding the type of material we wanted, and working with us to determine project specifics. They were also helpful, bumping up the start date to accommodate masonry work on the sidewalk and stairs that started a couple of weeks early. They were very considerate- we had concerns about whether or not the stairs were centered with the door, and
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and the crew were very patient, spending a great deal of time measuring and calculating as best they could, where the stairs should be located.
They truly embody the step by step mentality. We're in a long process of renovating our home and as such often have to space out improvements. We never felt pressured into buying more than we could afford. There are a few final pieces we are adding on to the project- more sod and landscaping lighting and
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has expressed his willingness to come back out for these relatively small projects. We look forward to working with him again in the future.
- Clinton R.

All Lakefront Landscapers in Columbus, OH

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3rdKind Development

3415 Fishinger Rd
Columbus

A & M Landscaping & Lawncare

2263 Johnston Rd
Upper Arlington

A Treemendous Design LLC

PO Box 4042
Dublin

ADVANCED TECHNICAL AQUATIC CONTROL LLC

4229 WILMINGTON RD
Oregonia

Aqua Doc Lake & Pond Management

10779 Mayfield Rd
Chardon

Aurea Gardens

7437 Hyland-Croy Rd.
Plain City

Benchmark Landscape Construction Inc

9600 Industrial Pkwy
Plain City

Bobcat And Backhoe Service - Gil Goodheil

2777 Liebs Island Rd.
Millersport

Brokridge Property Services

3938 Gratiot Rd
Newark

Buck & Sons Landscape Service Inc

7147 Hayden Run Rd
Hilliard

Buckeye Lake Barge Co LLC

10615 Honeycreek Rd
Thornville

Colorscapes By Design, Inc.

1559 Wynnewood Dr
Newark

COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPECIALISTS

6731 Albany Woods Blvd.
New Albany

COMO Landscapes

PO Box 758
Pickerington

COSTELLO PRODUCTIONS

3190 LIBERTY RD
Delaware

Creative Hardscape

580 Barbara Dr
Tipp City

CREATIVE WATERSCAPES

421 WILLEY RD
Delaware

CSL & Associates

1592 Elm Creek Dr
Grove City

CUSTOM IMAGE LANDSCAPING LLC

PO Box 340161
Columbus

DANIEL'S LANDSCAPING LLC

4835 PLAIN CITY GEORGESVILLE RD
Plain City

DELHI LANDSCAPE INC

4443 Radnor Rd.
Radnor

Dematteo's Patios

6230 Lafferre Lane
Hilliard

DIAMOND CUT LAWN & LANDSCAPE L.L.C.

7404 Worthington Rd
Westerville

DRAKE'S LANDSCAPING

8050 MCKITRICK RD
Plain City

Earth Graphics

4677 Huntwick Dr
Hilliard

Environmental Management, Inc

8220 Industrial Parkway
Plain City

Following Steps Landscaping

2528 Abington Rd
Columbus

Foreground Studio LLC

PO Box 29533
Columbus

Gardens By Monette

1685 E Long St
Columbus

Giffin's Tree Service

2071 Walnut St
Circleville

Greiner Landscaping

326 E Deshler Ave
Columbus

Grit360 LLC

Riverside dr
Dublin

Hedge Landscape, LLC

6270 Frost Rd
Westerville

Hennessy Landscaping

PO Box 528
Galloway

HENTHORNE LANDSCAPE

4008 GREENSVIEW DR
Powell

Hickory Lane Farm's Nursery & Landscape LLC

25575 Coder Holloway Rd
Raymond

Ianiro Landscape Development

P.O. Box 995
Chesterland

In The Yard Landscape

2745 E Powell Rd
Lewis Center

Inspired Spaces Landscape & Design

3347 Ridgewood Dr
Hilliard

J & M LAWN CARE

23615 STATE ROUTE 245
Milford Center

JML Landscape Development

PO Box 762
New Albany

KLAMFOTH INC

6630 HILL RD NW
Canal Winchester

Knight Construction

107 S Belmar Dr
Reynoldsburg

Landscape Design Solutions, LLC

8036 Corporate Blvd
Plain City

Landscapes By Terra, Inc

11515 Taylor Rd
Plain City

Lawnfitness Landscaping LLC

9434 Joy Ave
Canal Winchester

Loving Family Landscapes

6678 Estate View Dr N
Blacklick

M & I Landscapes

1680 Johnstown Alexandria Rd
Alexandria

MH Aquatics

4115 Wilson Road
Sunbury

MLH Design and Build

13005 Duncan Plains
Johnstown

Monroe Metal Recovery

3829 Arnmuth Ave
Columbus

My Handy Mate LLC

9181 Cupstone Dr
Galena

New Perspective Builders, LLC

4242 Tuller Rd
Dublin

Oakland Nursery

1156 Oakland Park Ave
Columbus

OHIO AQUARIUM SERVICE

3555 COUNTY RD 170
Cardington

One Source Lawncare, LLC

7 North Oak Street
London

Outdoor Space Design

289 W Weisheimer Rd
Columbus

Parrish Landscape Contracting

6646 Duffy Rd
Delaware

Patio Doctor

6321 Lido Ct
Dublin

Perfect Ponds & Lawns

2392 Sunladen Dr
Grove City

Phoenix Tree Care and Trees By Louise

2174 Britains Ln.
Columbus

PLANTED EARTH COLUMBUS

5927 ST FILLANS CT
Dublin

POND AND LAKE SPECIALISTS

14016 BETHEL RD
Croton

PRECISION PRUNING & LANDSCAPING

PO BOX 66
Mount Vernon

Ralph Rhodes Custom Homes and Remodeling

11316 Watkins Rd
Marysville

Resolute Construction

12782 cook yanketown rd

S.A.T. Landscape (Spray A Tree)

1585 Pemberton Dr
Columbus

Schilling Property Design, LLC

5026 Fenwick Ct
Columbus

Slone Technology And Construction

4390 Maize rd
Columbus

Super 8 Motel

1900 Stringtown Road
Grove City, Oh

SYNLawn of Ohio Valley

484 W. Olentangy St.
Powell

Synthetic Turf Innovations

P.O.Box 30982
Columbus

TM Design

520 B South State St. Suite 139
Westerville

Tuller Landscaping

3873 Cherrybridge Lane

Twinscapes LLC

1635 Galleon Blvd
Hilliard

two men and tools (we do it cheaper)

484 hilltop dr.
Pickerington

Universal Construction

PO Box 785
Verona

Village Landscapes Ltd

397 Derby Downs Rd
Newark

Worthington Landscape Co

7765 Mitchell-Dewitt Rd
Plain City

Wright Landscape Supply & Market Place LLC

4333 Westfall Rd SW
Lancaster

Yard Gallery Landscaping LLP

3617 Cheshire Rd
Delaware

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