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was very kind and professional. His crew was amazing, hard working and punctual. When delays occurred due to weather he called which I" really appreciate. I knew from the minute I met him I was dealing with an honest professional, didn't even bother getting more quotes. He is also going to maintain our lakefront so it doesn't get out of control again

-Gwen S.

"The project went great. Mr
is expert at suggesting design and what replacement trees would look best. The five new trees are beautiful and" I could tell they were fresh. His crew is hard working and have been with him for 15+ years. They hauled bark and top soil up three tiers of yard all day. They relocated several fairly large plants I wanted to save. They also removed by hand a tree stump the size of a small car and hauled it away. The end result, my yard is pretty as a picture! This is the best company ever. I find his cost very reasonable and the quality of work excellent. Mr
has e-mail and responds quickly for any questions. This is the second time I have used this company and will use them for any future projects.

-Gene S.

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Lakefront landscaping

Landscaping can be a challenge in ordinary circumstances, but lakefront landscaping poses additional challenges from sloping and floodplain issues. What ideas will help you create your perfect lakefront escape?

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Landscaping requires constant maintenance, but it can also save you money. Follow these tips to invest in a beautiful yard to bring lasting value to your home.

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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.

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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After signing the contract for the pool in August of 2013, the pool arrived at the end of October and sat there for a over a month. We were not upset about this , as we were not expecting it to be completed till the spring anyway. The pool was put in the ground in December and completed in April, which seemed to take a lot longer than it should have, but they only showed up sporadically to work. There were many things we were not happy about, but only this last incident with our heater has prompted us to make this review. These are the issues we were not happy with, but did not complain to them about. We have a gravel driveway which they dumped dirt on , then gravel and basically screwed up our driveway. They said they would fix it and of course they never did. We were told by neighbors that they dumped garbage on a wooded lot next to us, which we found and removed. They buried concrete in our yard which we had to remove. They built a retaining wall around the pool and never completed it. We actually, like fools went there and bought the rest of the blocks so we could finish it ourselves. They were suppose to put stone in the middle of the wall and never did that. We never complained to them about any of this, because the pool was in and working and we were happy about that and just wanted to be done with them. The one thing we complained about was the light . When they installed the lights in the pool they broke one. We went there several times from May to November, called several times and were always given some b******* story. We also had a problem with the heater the first time we used it in August.
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sent a repair person at that time who fixed it and said it would happen again.
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informed usthere was a problem with these heaters and we may have to replace it. A call was put in to them in November again. about the heater and the light No one ever came. Called several times, went there in January place was closed. Phones disconnected ,we find out their out of business. Ok,, now we are worried our heaters warranty is going to run out, we paid $4000.00 for it and it never worked. We went to our pool maint. company to see if they could help. Thankfully they are able to help us.
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informed them that
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installed a used heater. They gave us a heater that was installed in another pool, that didn't work.
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said they were suppose to return that heater a couple of years ago. Our heater was a 2010 heater, not a new one.
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was certainly well aware of this. They put us off as long as they could, likely knowing they were going out of business. This is what has got us so angry, we choose to send this review, they likely knew back in March 2014 they were giving us a used heater and charged us 4000. We now wonder what else they lied to us about. We do not live in our home full time and did not get to see all that went on.. We mistakenly felt
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was a reputable company being there almost 20 years. We feel this is more than just sloppy or incomplete work, but it is almost criminal. We also want to inform other people who had pools installed by them to check their heaters, filter etc.
- William M.

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did such a wonderful job with his ideas. The ideas just came natural to him and he had just pulled them out of his head for the design was so wonderful and creative with them.
I was just lost for words when he just started suggesting ideas and what I could do with my project.
They had started the excavation with a machine, and at the same time the delivery truck had shown up with the pavers to my surprise. I had thought it would have taken longer than it did, from the start to finishing period.
They started the installation of pavers of the driveway the fallowing day of the excavation with the machine, at the same time they were installing the driveway they had men in the back doing the excavation by hand and by then started the sidewalk that
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around to the patio.
From my amazement, they had my dream driveway and patio done in three day's.
I could not of imagined such a beautiful job done by anyone like they had done. It had came out better than I had expected, and I can not thank them enough for the awesome job they did.
- Heather F.

On 2/10 they set the timers and sprinkler heads incorrectly. I called to complain so they sent someone out to fix the issue on 2/18. I then requested an itemized receipt for the $170 extra charge from both the gentleman at the office and the gentleman that came to correct the problem. I still have no received the itemized receipt and have not had any explanation as to why I was charged an additional $170. All the work has been corrected, but what is the $170 extra charge?
- Barbara F.

every time my lawn need to be mowed and trimmed he was there, he didn't over mow in the summer, he wouldn't mow if it was drying out, and I wouldn't be charged and his price was so reasonable I couldn't afford a buying a mower , trimmer, roller, ariater, and gas for the price! and he was so helpful with maintenance of my home and lake front property. everyone in the Ontario, fingerlakes area I would sign a contract before he fills his quota, because, he isn't like the other countractors in that area, and belive me I tried them and it just doesn't compair to the care!!
- taffy C.

They perform all aspects of lawn care: mowing, trimming, fertilizing, pre-emergent treatment for weeds, landscaping, rock work, sprinkler repair, outdoor kitchens and more. I am very happy with their responsiveness and attention to detail.
- Sandra B.

Valves were underground and leaking. Valves were replaced and relocated above ground surface.
a Major complaint was poor waste water drainage from back yard. Drain line was broken and above grade. Business was to provide estimate to repair/replace drain line. Business has yet to provide estimate.
- Thomas H.

After contacting several contractors; I chose
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his price was very reasonable compared to other contractors.
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laid out the concrete patio and installed tile on the patio floor. He built the counter top for our natural gas cook top and
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built a wrap around bench in the form of a "U" which was constructed with cinder block and natural stone. He also installed stainless steel cabinets under the counter top. Our back splash was also made with natural stone. He installed lighting and extra electrical outlets for the outdoor kitchen counter top.
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and his crew performed an outstanding job and he was onsite everyday during the construction of the outdoor kitchen. If I had any more required remodeling; he will be the first person I would contact. I am very satisfied with his work ethic.And we have been getting nothing but compliments from the neighbors about the outdoor kitchen and patio that
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- Derrick H.

quick response, all english speaking/ veteran crew, very courteous, professional, amazing prices, beautiful work, job is done properly and quickly, no time wasted, worth every penny I've spent, I recommend them to anyone in the tampa bay area
- Cean A.

Lakefront Landscapers in Milwaukee

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All-SET Lawn Care Service, LLC

PO Box 205

All-Star Lawncare

34124 Oakdale Ct

Apple Annie Awning

1611 Jennifer Ln

Aqua Well & Pump Systems Inc

124 N Oakridge Dr
North Prairie

B & T Landscaping

W181 S6593 Muskego Drive

Badgerland Lawn & Landscaping Inc

1624 S West Ave

Best Choice Landscape Inc

2938 S Waukesha Rd

Bob's Grading Inc

s83w26395 National Ave



Breckenridge Landscape

18480 W Lincoln Ave
New Berlin

Cottage Gardener, Ltd.

N57 W27841 Walnut Grove Ct


New Berlin

Crawford Tree & Landscape Services Inc

8760 W Calumet Rd

Creekstone Custom Carpentry, LLC

N144w6818 Pioneer Rd

Custom Care Landscaping and Design

429 Freeman St

Daniel Labrasca Services

5233 County Rd V



DirtRich Permaculture LLC

5101 South Delaware St

Done Right Builders LLC

1100 s 1st street

Dresen Landscaping LLC

8617 Storage Dr

Eco Harmony Landscape & Design LLC

1648 W El Rancho Dr

Economical Landscape Solutions

P.O. Box 537
Oak Creek

Exterior Brilliance

County Road Z

Exteriors Unlimited Landscape

6929 W Donges Bay Rd



Ground Affects Landscaping Inc

W1526 Froelich Rd

Grow Rite Landscape Management, LLC

5535 Springbrook RD
Pleasant Prairie

Handy Hagan LLC

Po Box 1163

Handy Husbands

1121 Sheraton Dr.

Handyman Specialties

po box 210222

Hanson's Landscaping

1210 Sweetbriar Dr



Hawks Landscape Inc.

12217 W Watertown Plank Rd

Hegemann Home Concepts LLC

8215 Summit Pl

Hill & Valley Landscaping LLC

6831 W Ryan Rd


138 North Ave Ste 5


PO Box 371248

Infinite Services

114 S 65th St

Innovative Exteriors LLC

S15 W33950 Wolf Rd

Insite Landscape Design Inc

11525 W. North Ave. Suite 1b



J. Way Construction, LLC


Jahnke Landscaping LLC

16447 Main Street
Menomonee Falls


po box 27

Johnson's Nursery Inc™

W180 N6275 Marcy Rd
Menomonee Falls


824 East Rawson Avenue
Oak Creek




8351 N Grandview Dr


PO Box 597

La Rosa Landscape Co Inc

N 144 W 5800 Pioneer Rd


2145 S 162ND ST
New Berlin

Landmark Landscapes Inc

W3923 Cth O
Sheboygan Falls

Landscape Master L.L.C

P.O. Box 266


159 HIGHWAY 67

Leatherneck Landscaping

2230 N. 63 Street

Legacy Landscaping LLC

S81 W18510 Gemini Drive


2732 E Eaton Ln


532 E Capitol Dr Stop 1

Matustik Builders, Inc.

2413 W. Algonquin Road Suite 145

McKay Nursery Company

750 S Monroe St

Metal Processing LLC

PO Box 511460
New Berlin

Miguel's Landscape LLC

1700 West Road

Milaeger's Landscape Services

4838 Douglas Ave

My Handy Man


Nate's Lawn Maintenance Inc

970 Jer-Mar Rd

Outdoor Accents LLC

PO Box 528




1303 Maryland Ave

Professional Landscape Services

7919A HWY 41


PO Box 26664

Purpose Contracting

22200 W 6 Mile Rd

R&R Enterprises

2500 W. Manchester Ave.

Rhodee's Floral & Greenhouses

426 S Park St

Rodriguez Landscape Co

534 W Madison St

Ryan's Nature Solutions

P.O. Box 598

Schmidt's Tree Service

824 Marsh Lane


2650 S 60TH ST

Scotts LawnService

1030 Internationale Pkwy

SRG Landscape

1567 A South 14th St

Stone Oak Landscapes Inc

1930 E Norse Ave



The Ground Crafter, LLC


Tillman Landscaping LLC

W1489 County Road B

Two Brothers Lawn & Snow LLC

8615 N 52nd

William's Lawn Service

PO 250521


1120 S 23RD ST

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