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"In May 2014, I stopped by to order a large delivery of river rock for my backyard. assisted me with every detail and he definitely exceeded" my expectations. The end result was amazing! His expertise will save me time and money in the near future. Very happy customer! Highly recommend !

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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.

flowers in mulched garden bed. (Photo by Photo by Roger Tunis)

Discourage weeds in your garden landscape and get the most from your mulch with these tips from a landscaping pro.

one-story home on a hill with green lawn

Here's how to jump start your spring lawn and landscape projects.

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

Looking to add some mulch to your landscaping?

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Angie's Answers

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 Memphis


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 ...More 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.
- Elizabeth D.

The owner's name is Trip . They recently moved their office. I haven't gotten the final bill. They did a nice job.
- Gerald S.

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

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 ( 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 ...More 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.

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

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.

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.

We used an Angie's List deal for this company. We bought the deal back in May, but waited to use it. 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 ...More to see the before and after difference. We had so many neighbors stop by and compliment the work and get '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.

Landscaping Mulch in Memphis

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A+ Lawn Care, Inc.

P.O 208


5588 Lamb Rd

Adsit Landscape & Design Firm

PO Box 18099

All Around Lawn & Tree Care

2094 cuba-millington

All Seasons Precision Landscaping

8166 Walnut Creek

Buildstrong Fences

6232 Tarbet Cove

C and Lawn Care

17 north fenwick rd

Christian Brothers Automotive

6677 Summer Ave.

Creative Construction

2764 Surrey Park Drive

Cut It Right Lawn Care Services

3969 Herons Retreat Cove

Dna Irrigation & Mosquito Systems

4318 powell ave



DRI Contractors

3525 Jenny Ln



Eden Exteriors LLC

1001 W Gloria Road

Elite General Services

6283 Solway Dr

English Garden Inc.

1710 Thomas Rd

Evergreen Earthcare

10009 Victor Drive

Grazz Masters

6867 Messick Rd.

Green American Lawns

5361 Shetland Trl

Green Earth, LLC Landscaping-Irrigation

1890 Wooduck Cove

Green Thumb Landscaping & Turf Management

1779 Kirby Parkway #1-69

Greg Touliatos & Associates

62 Flicker St

Groundmasters Landscaping LLC

3778 Contractors Pl

Handyman Ken Can

137 Cypress Ln

Harbortowne Associates Inc

883 N. Willett St

Hayes landscaping

9727 pigeon roost park circle

HNS Landscape

1344 Charles Bryan

Hubble's Lawn & Landscape, LLC

4921 Hickory Hill Rd.

I Care Lawns

6205 Solway Dr



Kavion Lawn Vacuum Services

4466 Elvis PRESELY

L&L Property Preservation

4092 Blue Cedar Cove

Landscape Works Inc

2562 Sam Cooper Blvd

Landscapes, Lawns & Gardens

PO Box 1208

Laura's Home & Garden

5413 Burton Church Cv

Lawn Care Express

PO BOX 27546

Lawn Enforcement, Inc.

2868 Lamb Place

Lawn Jox

PO Box 1934

Legacy Exterior


Leisure Scapes Landscaping

9305 Salem Woods

Michael's Tree & Loader Service

3800 Knight Arnold

Midtown Renovations

2270 York Ave

Mitchell Arnold Lawn Service

3604 Broadway Rd

Moore's Lawn & Home Care

PO BOX 34216

More Than A Carpenter

7897 Meadow Ridge Ln.

More Than Just Floors

4383 Spring Oak Cv.

Mow It Right

PO Box 2011

My Town Maintenance Lawn & Garden

757 Royal Forest Dr

Nature's Earth of Memphis

5471 Summer Avenue

Neading Remodeling & Home Services, LLC

4559 Tutwiler Ave.

Oak Hill Landscape & Design

3896 Oak Branch CL W.

Pro Green Lawn & Landscaping

PO Box 381712

Scott Hill Landscaping LLC

1292 Poplar Ridge Drive

Scotts LawnService

12637 Cypress Creek Dr

Scotts LawnService

4780 Winchester Blvd

Smith Services LLC

P.O. Box 421

Solo Landscape

6933 Redfield Dr

South Wind Construction

5559 Old Millington Rd

The Davey Tree Expert Co - Memphis

5041 Wilfong Rd

The Rock Unique

9193 Fletcher Trace Pkwy

TruValue Landscape Service

3996 Otter Dr

Walter Hughes Landscaping

4187 Nakomis Ave

WDL Designs

2969 Elmore Park Rd

WESCO Lawn Services

6025 Stage Road

Whiting Allen Home Improvements

3886 Philsdale Ave

Winstead Turf Farms

22860 Highway 196

Wolf River Landscapes

9615 Collierville Arlington Rd.

Wright Landscapings

4063 Fir Hill Dr E

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