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"I wanted to have two tall trees removed, and another tall tree had long branches needing to be removed. I also wanted some landscaping done, grass fertilized, and" some gardens put in. The backyard was overgrown; therefore, many other trees needed to be limbed up. Pat O'
came to my house to assess the work to be performed. I could detect a problem with his personality when he found out that I had a same-s** partner. He started talking very conservatively and wanted to know who we had voted for President of the US. I changed the conversation around and started to talk about the needed work. He gave me an oral figure of $1500. He said he would email a formal estimate to me, and that I should sign it and fax it back to him. He would then start the work. After he left my house, I never heard from him again. Since he lives in my neighborhood, I drove to his home to discuss the estimate which I never got in writing. I was bothered by all the conservative political signage outside, so I did not knock on the door. I phoned him, and he said that he would email the estimate to me, and that he "forgot" about his visit to my house. I never got the estimate. It seemed obvious that he did not want to do work for me because I had a same-s** partner. He also assumed that I was not like-minded in other political
. So he gave up a business opportunity to make some money. How foolish!

-Edward C.

"The property we purchased hadn't had the trees/
etc touched in approx 1.5 yrs and were heavily overgrown. There was a lot of work to" do and we wanted it done immediately.
came around promptly to quote and was available to start in less than a week. During his quotation we discussed many different options and he gave us good advice to reduce costs and for the type of shrubs/trees to plant and clearly outlined our options. Work commenced as scheduled and he was nearly always onsite (also working). His workers were tidy and we had minimal dirt/leaves/mess dropped into the pool, which would have been easy to do if they had not taken extra care. Work was completed within the time frame discussed.
was very easy to work with and if you are looking for an honest person who will not rip you off, I would highly recommend his services and I was highly satisfied with his work.

-Philip M.

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Mulch and Topsoil

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. Topsoil is the nutrient-rich, uppermost layer of soil that is ideal for gardening and planting.

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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.

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As before, the Pristine crew arrived as scheduled, got right to work and did a very good job. The landscaping looks professional and the lighting system recommended by
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was perfect for the area.

The electrician recommended by
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worked out well.

Unfortunately, the irrigation contractor recommended by
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has not turned out as well. It was a little difficult catching up with him initially (my instincts at that time told me to go else where, but my positive experience with
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and Pristine caused me to stick with him). He reworked the sprinkler system and updated the controllers. Unfortunately, one of the zones began to malfunction and, despite texts and phone calls indicating he would come out to fix it he has not done so.

In all fairness,
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or Pristine did NO work on the irrigation system so they are not at fault. Unfortunately, since he was highly recommended by Pristine and
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, I have to lower my overall rating. I paid $2000 for the irrigation rework and I now have to hire someone else to fix the problem. After three weeks of calls and no shows by "
Fort Lauderdale Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
" it's time to cut my losses and move on.

My lesson learned is to not go with someone or a company recommended by a contractor unless you check them out first on Angie's List. I didn't do that.
- Mark M.

I called a few "A" rated companies from Angie's List for new sod.
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was the lowest price so I went with A.G.E Services. I know the saying "you get what you pay for" but I figured if
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received an "A" rating on Angie's List how bad can it be. Well let's just say I'm losing faith in the "A" rated contractors on this site. The quality of the sod was similar to barn hay, it took 6 weeks of watering daily and extra fertilizer to get it green.
Fort Lauderdale Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
never returned calls or showed up when promised. Overall bad experience :(
- Toni S.

Works was done on time as promised and within acceptable budget- no surprises
We will absolutely use and recommend Pristine to anyone looking for an excellent landscaping job.
- christopher Z.

Landscaping Mulch in Fort Lauderdale

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A & J Lawn Services

7477 NW 33 ST
Fort Lauderdale


8255 SW 99TH CT

A Florida Landscape & Property Maintenance

7091 Raleigh Street


15733 SW 117TH AVE

A rods home solutions Llc

5921 ravenswood rd

AAction Scape

7512 Dr Phillips Blvd


Fort Lauderdale

AGE Services

8940 NW 53rd St
Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale

All About Stumps, Inc.

3331 NW 15th Terrace
Pompano Beach

All About Trees Tree Service A 1 Lawn Care Plus

4933 SW 44th Ave
Fort Lauderdale

All American Arbor Services LLC

8581 NW 11th St
Pembroke Pines


18459 Pines Blvd #185

All Phase Remodeling

6780 evans st.

Amazing Landscaping

3600 NW 115th Ave

America's Best Service

777 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach

American Bobcat

Fort Lauderdale

Anderson Landscaping Inc

9995 SW 66th St

Angler Lawn & Landscape Inc

2632 NE 27th Ave
Fort Lauderdale

Anthony M Mingoia Jr Inc

12080 Tara Drive

Anthony's Landscaping and Tree Trimming

2422 Cleveland St

Apple Tree Lawns, Inc

PO BOX 848295
Pembroke Pines

Baker Landscape Corp

15200 105th Dr S
Delray Beach

Best Price Sod & Soil

7761 Raleigh St

Bishop Lawn Maintenance

10141 SW 50 Ct
Cooper City

Bloom Landscaping Nursery Growers

5150 S Flamingo Rd
South West Ranches

Bobmar Lawn & Tree

PO Box 970554


3501 NW 19TH ST
Fort Lauderdale

Castle Tree Art

1560 NW 102nd Way
Pompano Beach

Conco Horticultural Landscaping

9399 153rd Road South
Delray Beach

Cutters Edge Professional Service Company

2281 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale

D&I Pressure Wash

2119 McKinley street

Deca Field Services

507 NE 27th St
Pompano Beach

Design for Living Property Preservation

4671 SW 43 Terrace
Fort Lauderdale

Diego Garcia Landscaping Inc,

P.O. Box 650728


1791 NW 17 ST.

DJ's Lawn and Landscape

6288 NW 47th Ct
Coral Springs

Dovetail Landscape

72 E. McNab Road #51
Pompano Beach

Earthworks Landscape

2874 162nd Dr N

Eco Trees

9460 SW 53 St
Cooper City


1130 NW 91st St

Elite Landscape Group LLC

135 Weston Rd.
Fort Lauderdale

epoca corp

800 Ne 125 Street


5316 Banyan Ln

Espinioza Lawn Service

PO Box 1204


P.O Box 552101
Miami Gardens

Fivestar maintenance

14 nw oakland park
Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale

Four Seasons Lawn & Landscaping Company

1325 SW 30th STREET
Fort Lauderdale

Gedim Construction Group

6920 Nova Dr #106

General Yard Work Inc.

7610 Stirling Road

Giraldos Property Maintenance

P.O. Box 162436

Grass Kissers USA

2901 NW 48th Ave Apt 158
Fort Lauderdale

GrassCat Tree & Lawn Service

6878 SW 15 St
Fort Lauderdale

green grass 3

17066 nw 56 ct
Opa Locka

green plus inc

13762 w state rd 84 #215

H2eco Inc Land and Waterworks

1556 SW 13th Court
Pompano Beach

Hedge of Protection Services

151 N Nob Hill Rd
Fort Lauderdale


3629 SW 30TH AVE
Fort Lauderdale

HPM inc

560 sw 31 ave

Illusion Landscape and Design

12545 SW 34th St.

Impressive Acres

Pompano Beach

Integrity Landscape Service

1730 S.W. 32nd Court
Fort Lauderdale

Integrity Landscape Service

1730 S W 32nd Court
Fort Lauderdale

J. F Moraga

19685 Sw 185ct

j.a.g. lawn maintenance inc.

2040 n.w. 113th terrace

JJ's Lawn Care & Landscaping

PO Box 1618
Deerfield Beach

Knoll Landscape Design

P.O. Box 654938

Kraft Built Inc

20316 NE 16 Pl

Kramer & Co Tree Service LLC.

6574 N. State Road 7
Coconut Creek

Landscaping by Jeff, LLC

1401 NW 45 Street
Fort Lauderdale

lawn wars

125 st biscyane

Legacy Lawn Care

PO Box 970427
Coconut Creek

Litzs Fixes

333 N Ocean Dr

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach


Fort Lauderdale


3901 N Federal Highway
Pompano Beach

Master Touch Services Inc

P.O.BOX 8134
Coral Springs

Maxxo Landscape Design & Service LLC

1318 Crossbill Ct
Fort Lauderdale

Melkris Landscaping

Virginia Gardens

Midence Trucking

3230 SW 18th St
Fort Lauderdale

Mixin Green LLC

1485 ne 30 court
Pompano Beach

MJM Services

1208 West River Drive

Modern Home Care

8004 NW 154th Street #392
Miami Lakes


2712 NW 52 PLACE
Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale

Omar's Handyman Service

18720 SW 319 TERR

Pazin lawn maintenance

Broward county
Pompano Beach


16123 SW 139th St

Pete's Landscaping & Tree Service

224 Curtiss Parkway
Miami Springs

Pink and Green Lawn Care and Landscaping

All of Broward County

Plant Perfection

PO Box 310488

Plant Professionals, Inc.

12027 SW 114th Place

Playkids Inc

7701 NW 56 St

Plus One Services, Inc.

1930 Harrison St


Fort Lauderdale

Pristine Landscapes

9300 Wiles Rd.
Pompano Beach

Quality Tree Care

720 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale

Radiant Defiance D/B/A Dunn Development

PO BOX 823004
Pembroke Pines

Real Tree Trimming & Landscaping Inc

2731 Hammondville Rd
Pompano Beach


12820 SW 9TH PL
Fort Lauderdale

Rust Wizard

4406 NE 6th Ave
Fort Lauderdale


481 SE 3RD AVE
Pompano Beach

Scotts LawnService

1831 Blount Rd
Pompano Beach

Senior Wellness Specialists

930 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton


Fort Lauderdale

Soberal Services, LLC.

800 Lyons Rd
West Palm Beach

Soflo landscaping

Pompano Beach

Stalnaker Contracting Inc.

3050 SW 137 Terr

Suburban Lawn & Garden, LLC

640 NE 44th Ave
Coconut Creek

Sunrise Coast Landscape Design LLC

1770 S State Road 7
N Lauderdale

Sustainable Landscapes and Lawns

5209 Mc Kinley Street

Suwannee Cut Property Maintenance

4613 N University Dr
Coral Springs

Tame the Wild, LLC

3745 Amalfi Dr

Terrin J Brysman

6210 SW 185th Wy
Fort Lauderdale


310 SW 66th Terrace

Top Care Lawn and Maintenance

4332 NW 48th Ave
Lauderdale Lakes

Tropical Garden Design LLC

14378 sw 90 terr

Tyler Schwartz Design Inc.


Vision Green Lawn Care

1844 N Nob Hill Rd
Fort Lauderdale

W.S. Sod and lanscaping

2160 NW 24th St
Fort Lauderdale


PO BOX 5702
Fort Lauderdale

Williams Soils & Sod

2580 Sth Military Tr
West Palm Beach


Boca Raton

Wright Scapes, Inc.

4839 SW 148 Avenue
Southwest Ranches

Zen orchids and tropicals

2430 NE 13th avew

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