Memphis Landscaping Mulch

in Memphis, TN

81
Landscaping Mulch are
in Memphis

20
Landscaping Mulch in Memphis
are top rated

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Rated by
Carol M.
"The owner/manager advised me about the best solution for my garden. She did a very good job of explaining the differences in types of mulch, soil, etc. There was a very good selection" (who ever knew there were so many kinds of mulch?) and the deliveries were on schedule.
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Rated by
Elizabeth D.
"I bought an "Angies List Deal" for $200 for 6 hours of work. Because of the coupon the owner had a hard time keeping up with demand and we agreed that it would be okay to" delay the work until after the busy season. The owner is not very responsive and it at times it took several calls and emails to get a response. In general I was happy with the work when it was finally finished but the edging where it met the side walk on either side was off by 6-8 inches. I called to have it fixed and again have had a hard time contacting the owner and as of this writing, the problem still exists. I think my job was too far away from his business and too small for it to be a priority job.
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Rated by
Gerald S.
"The owner's name is Trip
. They recently moved their office. I haven't gotten the final bill. They did a nice job.

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Angie's Answers

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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.

Mulch Delivering reviews in Memphis

B

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Very professional, excellent design ideas, work performed quickly and as specified. Continued maintenance has been more expensive than I was expecting.
- Vivien S.
F

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The driver backed the truck up, dumped, tore the corner off of our roof with the dump truck, and said we had signed for the delivery, so he wasn't responsible. When I talked to the owner (
Memphis Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
Brown) about it the next day, he said the same thing. He told me if I took it to court they'd never lost a case like this. I told him when I said I guess all I could do was spread the word of how I had been treated, he hung up on me.
- nat A.
A

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2-man company does good job at a good price. Other yard services in addition to mulch are available too.
- ROD S.
A

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They handled our business with great professionalism. I agreed to 8 yards, but I wanted them to call before coming out so that I could be here, which they did, and they showed up on time. I wanted them to knock before dumping, so I could show them where and they also did that. They didn't tear up the lawn either and did a great job.
- Preston A and Kathleen W.
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I was very pleased with this guy s service. He did fantastic. He was very courteous and very respectful. My yard turned out great and I don't think I could have been more pleased. Everything came together really well. I loved the whole experience.
- Cynthia H.
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We used an Angie's List deal for this company. We bought the deal back in May, but waited to use it.
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was great to work with and was SO reliable. He was always there when he said he was going to be, and his guys were just as reliable. They were such hard workers. They worked for 3 long days on our front yard and it was incredible to see the before and after difference. We had so many neighbors stop by and compliment the work and get
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's contact info. I also liked their online portal for payment and quoting. I also have some friends that use them for regular lawn maintenance and have had great experiences. We would definitely use their company again.
- Sandra C.
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arrived on time and got the job completed on time. He did a wonderful job and I have also used his woodworking skills on another project.
- Barbara W.

All Landscaping Mulch in Memphis, TN

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A+ Lawn Care, Inc.

P.O 208
Arlington

Abbott's Lawn Service

14855 Hwy 196
Eads

ABSOLUTE LAWN & LANDSCAPE

5588 Lamb Rd
Arlington

Adsit Landscape & Design Firm

PO Box 18099
Memphis

All Around Lawn & Tree Care

2094 cuba-millington
Millington

ALL SEASONS PRECISION LANDSCAPING

8166 Walnut Creek
Cordova

Anchor LLC

7706 Mt Carmel Road
Covington

Arlington Lawn Specialist

5259 Summer Meadows Ln
Arlington

ARTISTIC LANDSCAPE DESIGNS

3680 GREEN FOREST CV
Germantown

Back 40 Lawns

560 Blue Gray Cir
Collierville

C and Lawn Care

17 north fenwick rd

DORRIETY LANDSCAPE

Collierville

DRI Contractors

3525 Jenny Ln
Memphis

ECK'S LAWN SERVICE

564 WHITEVILLE
Memphis

Eden Exteriors LLC

1001 W Gloria Rd
Memphis

Elite General Services

6283 Solway Dr
Memphis

English Garden Inc.

1710 Thomas Rd
Memphis

Evergreen Earthcare

10009 Victor Drive

Gary Darnaby

Memphis

GDE Lawn Care

2670 Roland Rd
Arlington

Germantown Landscape Company

5444 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis

Giaroli's Nursery & Landscaping

6000 Summer Ave
Memphis

Grass pro

149 York haven dr

Grazz Masters

6867 Messick Rd.
Memphis

Green Thumb Landscaping & Turf Management

1779 Kirby Parkway #1-69
Germantown

Greg Touliatos & Associates

62 Flicker St
Memphis

Groundmasters Landscaping LLC

3778 Contractors Pl
Memphis

Guy to Get it Done!

4192 Macon Rd
Memphis

Landscape Works Inc

2562 Sam Cooper Blvd
Memphis

Landscapes, Lawns & Gardens

PO Box 1208
Cordova

Lawn Jox

PO Box 1934

Michael's Tree & Loader Service

3877 Winchester Rd
Memphis

Midtown Renovations

2270 York Ave
Memphis

Mitchell Arnold Lawn Service

3604 Broadway Rd
Memphis

Moore's Lawn & Home Care

PO BOX 34216
Memphis

More Than Just Floors

4383 Spring Oak Cv.
Memphis

Mow It Right

PO Box 2011

Nature's Earth of Memphis

5471 Summer Avenue
Memphis

NATURE'S EARTH PRODUCTS

10961 HWY 64
Arlington

Premier Landscaping

355 Twin Lakes Circle
Munford

Pro Green Lawn & Landscaping

PO Box 381712
Germantown

Property Maintenance Services, Inc

6412 Summer Gale Dr
Memphis

Quinn Lawn Care

Arlington

R and M's Lawn Care

1010 Dominion Dr
Clarksville

Scotts LawnService

12637 Cypress Creek Dr
Eads

Solo Landscape

6933 Redfield Dr
Germantown

Southern Best Landscape LLC

1117 wilmore
Memphis

SOUTHERN LAWN & LANDSCAPE

8437 REMBROOK DRIVE
Cordova

The Davey Tree Expert Co - Memphis

5041 Wilfong Rd
Memphis

The Rock Unique

9193 Fletcher Trace Pkwy
Arlington

Thibodeau home improvements

8595 Shady Elm Dr
Cordova

TruValue Landscape Service

3996 Otter Dr
Memphis

Walter Hughes Landscaping

4187 Nakomis Ave
Memphis

WDL Designs

2969 Elmore Park Rd
Bartlett

WESCO Lawn Services

6025 Stage Road
Memphis

Whiting Allen Home Improvements

3886 Philsdale Ave
Memphis

Wright Landscapings

4063 Fir Hill Dr E
Lakeland

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