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" came out to give us a bid. He asked good questions and offered suggestions on this project as well as information that was helpful in my" veggie garden. When he presented the bid he made suggestions of ways we could save money by hiring a specialist for a small portion of it. This seemed very kind of him and meant a ton. He also made it clear that he was fine with us completing some of the work ourselves if it helped meet our budget goals. We had a little delay due to the rain and did a good job of communicating when they would be out to do the work. His crews were always very respectful and worked hard and efficiently to get the most done each day. You could tell they wanted to do it the right way. What really impressed me was his professionalism. The job ended up requiring considerably more dirt and though it was at his expense, he honored his original bid and completed the work the right way and was very professional and kind in doing it. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing landscaping. He was a great contractor and a VERY nice guy to work with!!

-Elizabeth S.

" , one of the owners, delivered the topsoil on the date promised. He was on time and very friendly. He used the topsoil buggy to deliver" topsoil around my yard and foundation. This process saved me hours in trying to wheel this much soil. He asked me specifically where on the yard and around the foundation I wanted the soil delivered. Based on my description of where I wanted the soil delivered, and with his help and experience in eyeballing where the soil was needed, I was very pleased with the outcome after the delivery. The whole process took about 1 1/2 hours. I will definately use in the future due to their ability and methods to deliver the product and the professionalism of their staff, both in the office and the field. An added plus is the topsoil they deliver is top notch. A big thanks to for doing an outstanding job!

-William F.

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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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Landscapers mulch to moderate soil temperature, conserve moisture, suppress weeds and to add organic matter to the soil as the shredded bark breaks down.

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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 Kansas City


They were EXCELLENT! I called very late in the season, but they made a point to fit me in. They were on time and did EVERYTHING I asked for. I could not have been more pleased. There was ZERO pressure to do or add any services to what I needed. He would point out things that maybe I wanted to think about doing in the future as far as lawn care ...More or landscaping, but again I never felt pressured to do anything. I felt that the prices were extremely reasonable and will be using this company again. They are highly knowledgeable about all things grass and landscaping!!!!!
- Nicole F.

Have been using for years. Could not be without them. Professional work every job, reasonable prices, prompt and always available for special jobs.My lawn looks wonderful.
- Lynne M.

don't ask Developer Helper to estimate how much topsoil you need. I explained that I wanted to go around 1 tree and put in a raised bed 30 ft long X 3 feet wide and 2 inches deep. They told me the amount I needed but it was really just a big sale for them. After finishing the project I shoveled and wheel barreled for 2 week trying to get rid ...More of a gigantic amount of dirt. I redid the grading around the foundation, filled flower beds, hide more under mulch. There was still and gigantic mound and no place to put it . When I called them for some help and accountability on this they wanted to charge me $400.00 to get rid of the extra dirt.
- Jeanne M.

The walls look nice but one wall was installed in a way that prevents water from draining away from the foundation. attempted to correct the problem by adding more dirt and created a whole new drainage problem. The owner and the workers have never used a level or string line to this date and clearly do not understand drainage. ...More We still have standing water. See the pictures below.

The mound (berm) was never installed resulting in the Pine trees dying from to much water. See the pictures below.

The sod was never removed as agreed to in the contract. See the pictures below.

Over a 1/3 of the planting never rooted and died. Some were replaced by FF and some we choose to replace on our own because we had lost confidence in FFs. The planting were delivered 8 - 14 days before planting where they set in the yard with no concern for watering and then they threw them into cloded clay holes and never even watered them before leaving the job. See the pictures below.

Worst of all after we complained about the poor drainage we were charged for more dirt to fix their bad design. We were fine with the old design. We have standing water to this day. After we agreed to pay for the additional dirt their book keeper made an accounting error of approx $400 which we never caught and that we were never notified of. Now after 6 months they want to collect the money before working with us because we requested that 2 dead pine trees be replaced. Yet they say they caught the error and knew they wrote it off at the time? We estimate it will cost us $2-3000 to fix their poor workmanship.

They will not respond to any of our requests.

- Bradley V.

He has great people working for him. They just did a really great job cleaning it up. Nobody just stands around, and doesn't work. They are busy the whole time. They are polite and really nice people.
- Maureen W.

They did a lot of work. The work was good except that you need to keep an eye on the workers. You should be at home when they are working. The supervision was good. The owner guaranteed his work and you ?t have to give him money until it?s done, which is extraordinary. You really feel nice about his work. A lot of people are ...More nervous about giving money in the beginning itself because you may never see them again. He was recommended to me by somebody who was doing an energy audit that I trusted. So this work was kind of part of the energy audit. The workers dug up the flagstone path to move the gutter out to the street and when they put it back, they just put the flagstone on top of the mulch. Flagstones are supposed to be even with the soil and not just laying on top of it. So they had to do it again just because there was no supervision for that job.

took my ideas and made a landscaping plan that was in my budget. He did the plan and worked himself. He was great to work with. He got great looking plants. He estimate was slightly more then the final bill.

has been on time, polite and reasonably priced. He performs the work requested, does not attempt to talk me into using unnecessary services and completes the work in a timely manner.

Landscaping Mulch in Kansas City

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1 800 Mulch Pro

6324 N. Chatham #248
Kansas City

4T Total Lawn Inc

10960 Eicher Dr

A Cut Above The Rest,llc

15106 Outlook St

A R L Family Lawn Service

309 Killarney Ln

A2D Landscape & Design

21316 E 51st St S
Blue Springs

Aaron's Lawn Care

5008 Northwest Woodridge
Kansas City

Above and Beyond Tree Care LLC

1111 West 41st Street
Kansas City

Ace Tree Svc

11919 N Robinhood Ln
Kansas City

Almighty Lawn Care, LLC

14017 S. Raintree Dr

American Lawn & Landscape Inc

7600 N Church Rd
Kansas City

American Topsoil Inc

17589 S Hedge Ln

Atlantis Drainage Solutions

15640 E US Hwy 40
Kansas City


Lees Summit

Awesome Lawns

10940 Parallel Pkwy. Suite K #244

Barnds Companies

10000 W 135 St

Bradford Street Lawn & Landscaping LLC

10101 N Bradford Ave
Kansas City

Brantley Construction

6617 W. 152nd Street

Breckenridge Builders Inc.

2315 W 104th Terrace

Brettons Lawn Inc

PO Box 26773

Bryan Lawn Care

PO Box 12034

Chilsons Lawn and Landscape

7458 NW Rhode Ave
Kansas City

Chris Bagby Landscape

5829 Holmes St
Kansas City

Cj's general contracting llc

1311 south business hwy 13 lot 23


1121 Myrtle Ave
Kansas City


1910 Erie
Kansas City

Conway Construction

30101 E. Hanna Rd.

Dan's Lawn Care

10301 Russell St

DC Lawn & Landscape

8710 Hiawatha Rd
Kansas City

Decker Lawn & Landscaping

900 Sunset Ave

Derek's Lawn Care Inc

5906 N Mayview Ave
Kansas City

Double Eagle PTM

Kansas City


604 NE Applewood St
Lees Summit

Eagles Nest Landscape & Remodeling

7911 N Poplar Ct
Kansas City

EBM Maintenance, LLC

PO Box 29018


3928 s crane


2001 S STATE ROUTE 291


204 SW 3RD ST
Lees Summit

Family Tree Nursery

7036 Nieman Rd

Family Tree Nursery

8424 Farley St

Foundation Guy Inc

1712 SW New Orleans Avenue
Lees Summit

Full Features Nursery Inc.

13518 N Hwy 169

Good Earth Outdoor LLC

6826 N Montrose Ave
Kansas City

Good Neighbor Services, LLC

1503 Horseshoe Dr


Kansas City


Lees Summit

Green Grass Lawn & Sprinklers

11 S Whitney St


6906 Martindale Rd

Green Stem

221 NW Chipman
Lees Summit

Horizontal Earthworks LLC

218 NW Shamrock Ave
Lees Summit

Icscom LLC

8808 W 119th St

Impact Maintenance, LLC

5700 Nw Honor Ln
Kansas City

J.J's Contracting

19400 E. 37th Terr. Ct. S #106

John Marr's Bobcat Svc Inc

26609 S Redbud Rd

K Grego LLC

9502 Jacob Ln
Lees Summit

K.E. Smith construction

8631 N. Kansas Ave.
Kansas City


844 S 291 HWY

Landworks, Inc.

9317 Woodend Rd

Lawn & Landscape Solutions

15680 S. Keeler Terr.


PO Box 482114
Kansas City

LawnBoys Mowing LLC

9810 Kessler St

Lawns Are Us

PO Box 11084

Leawood Tree Service

9300 Ensley Ln.

Loma Vista Nursery - Garden Center

5901 NE 96th St.
Kansas City

Long's Lawn & Landscape

4000 S Rust Rd
Grain Valley

Lotus Lawncare and Services LLC

PO Box 28056
Kansas City


Kansas City


4917 N Central
Kansas City

Marlon The Handyman

7319 Goddard St

Marshall's Lawn Service

25108 E 199th St
Pleasant Hill


4915 NW 88TH TER
Kansas City

McCormick Tree Care

11606 W. 68th PL.

Measure Twice Restoration LLC

8011 Paseo Blvd.
Kansas City

Miller's Heritage Landscape

5956 NW Hwy 9


7700 E us Hwy 40
Kansas City

Natural Balance Paint Co

602 n.e.73rd terrace



Olympic Lawn & Landscape, Inc.

13506 S Hutt Rd
Lee's Summit

Platinum Outdoor Concepts

PO Box 15692, Lenexa KS, 66285

Powers Landscape Inc

6043 N Bellaire
Kansas City

Presko Lawn & Landscaping LLC

PO Box 11115
Kansas City

Prestige One Landscaping

3415 Maywood Ct

Pristine Landscaping

15941 W. 65th St. Ste. 264

Pro Paving & Sealcoating

1217 Nw Scenic Dr Grain Valley
Grain Valley

ProLawn Kansas City LLC

8901 NE Paw Paw Dr
Kansas City

R & D Landscaping and Lawn Care LLC

7849 N Dawn Ave
Kansas City

Reisner Lawn Care

17203 E 44th Terrace Ct S

Rock and Wall Landscape

8500 NW River Park Dr Ste 136

Rooster Rubber LLC

5330 Winner Rd
Kansas City

Rosehill Gardens

311 E 135th St
Kansas City

Ryan Lawn and Tree

9120 Barton Street

Scotts LawnService

707 Mulbery
Kansas City

Shelton & Son Lawn & Tree Company Inc

3336 E 81st St
Kansas City


Kansas City

Sonrise Lawn Care

10718 E 71st Ter
Kansas City

Sterling Industries

Blue Springs



Stonebridge Outdoor LLC

PO BOX 496

Suburban Lawn & Garden

13635 Wyandotte
Kansas City


4 W 135TH ST
Kansas City

T and D Lawns

Kansas City

Teacher's Landscaping

5431 Charlotte St
Kansas City

Teblet Lawn Care

Kansas City

The Davey Tree Expert Co- Kansas City

15720 S Keeler St Ste 200


8425 MAIN ST
Kansas City

The Gardener Who Cares

211 E 147th St
Kansas City

The Lawn and Sprinkler Guys

1360 H N Hwy 9
Kansas City

The Leaky Cellar

3175 Terrace St
Kansas City

The Ready Company

1024 W Ryan Rd
Grain Valley

Ultimate Green KC Lawncare and Landscaping

1203 nw 72nd terrace
Kansas City

Vision Landscape

6136 N Elmwood Ave
Kansas City

Visual Creations

4452 W. 188th ST


8425 MAIN ST
Kansas City

Winkler’s Lawn Care & Landscape

PO Box 1045
Platte City

Xcel wall and landscape

410 east Main Street

Yardworks Nursery and Landscape Supply Inc

7009 Steward Rd
Pleasant Valley

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