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Bridget M.
was pleasant and professional while providing an estimate for jobs that I was planning to DIY before getting pregnant. He provided an hourly rate on the job" to hang wall shelves that was too expensive for the convenience so we passed on that. He offered itemized project estimates for the fence and wall. The fence estimate seemed a bit on the high side, especially considering he did not seem particularly supportive of staining cedar, preferring instead to let it silver naturally. The wall estimate seemed fair, but I didn't get another to compare it to. As it happened, we got sidetrack by some family medical issues over the summer so the work was not performed. If a need for a professional arises in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to
Rated by
Steven V.
"Called to ask about a landscape job. Needed an estimate. They said they would be out. Never called back never gave me an estimate, never returned subsequent calls.
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"Hiring the
was the best thing we have ever done for our home. In fact, employing this company was the most satisfying customer experience we have had of any" kind. That’s right! Initially, we had gotten estimates to replace a failing retaining wall running the length of our property, a seemingly thankless job. The competitive estimate from the
Brothers included figures for additional work on the yard: re-grading the uneven back yard which sloped off on one side; stripping the front yard of its root-snarled, exhausted turf and concrete front path; installing new beds, edging, mulch, and sod; planting new small trees and shrubs of our choice; and installing a brick path to the front door. Are we ever glad we went with the
and with the job in its largest scope. Our little bungalow had been hard hit in recent years, partly because of a storm that had toppled four pine trees in the front yard the previous year. In a little more than six days, the
Brothers did something remarkable, restoring
appeal and charm to our yard and home. The centerpiece is the beautiful new brick path to our front door that ties it all together.
(the sales brother) advocated for it when we wondered if we should add it to a long list.
(the brother we worked most closely with) designed and built it with his crew. It hits just the right note-- inviting, sweet, and
-- and immediately became the
for our larger vision for restoring our home. What a fantastic return on our investment. And it wasn’t just the transformative work that we appreciate, it was also how the
went about the job. This is a family company that takes pride in their work. And in this case, one hand does know what the other is doing. Everyone contributed effectively and efficiently to a larger task, set each morning by
. He did a great job of marshaling his crew and of working with us, as well. He is also a true craftsman, both creative and thoughtful, attentive to small details and the larger vision. We so appreciated his integrity and his desire to do the best job possible. He is just the kind of person you want for a job like this! Each day – all day, the crew worked hard. And they were helpful and friendly to a man. One morning some members of the crew carried heavy log benches to the yards of neighbors. Someone even came to meet me at
’s garden center on another morning to deliver hand-picked trees for us in the
truck. They were flexible. Instead of their customary mulch, they cheerfully picked up and “installed” compost from a different supplier.
listened and responded to our requests as the job unfolded. As the project neared completion, they created and then improved upon a new landing for our back door (a problem we had assumed we would tackle at some later point). And
came back after the main job was complete to further improve the grading in a tight spot near our back door. In the weeks since this work was complete, we have had countless people stop and give us a thumbs up– neighbors, friends and strangers; including school teachers, the UPS delivery person, a realtor who felt “inspired,” and two boys walking home from school. They stopped to say it was “cool.” We agree, wholeheartedly. If we relocate locally, we look forward to working with the
from the get-go. They have our highest possible recommendation.

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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.

Landscaping reviews in Minneapolis


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came out and transformed our yard in less than two days. Everyone on the crew was extremely friendly and helpful.We were extremely pleased with the work. I would definitely use them again!!!
- janeanne m W.

Cliiff responded quickly to my initial call, he gave me a quote over the phone, and followed up with coming out to look at our yard/project. His quoted price was lower than the initial bid. He came out and removed the dead grass patches, graded the back yard and laid new sod. He supplied me with direction on sod care and watering. We have followed his instruction to the letter, it's been two week since the sod was laid down and the lawn looks Great! I would use this Ciliff's
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again. Great price, good work.

The project turned out BEAUTIFUL! My backyard patio was transformed into something better than I had anticipated.
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was easy to work with and provided excellent communication throughout the project. He definitely went above and beyond with the scope of work. He was proactive in following up on a couple of minor details - which says a lot about the level of customer service and the pride he takes in his work.
His crew kept everything as clean and tidy as possible throughout the process - which scores additional points in my book.
I would definitely recommend
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- Kristen S.

As usual
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did a great job and I plan on using his services next Spring to plant some bushes for privacy. His company did landscaping to my front yard and back yard and I get rave reviews from friends. He's the best.
- Sallye D.

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, landscape designer, is the best! He listens well and is very responsive to our questions and concerns. He made sure that we understood everything and was extremely prompt and helpful in getting back to us with answers to our many questions. The resulting design and installation is very attractive and we love it.
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was very honest and we always felt like he was looking out for us. The crews that did the work were all polite and hardworking. It was a very good experience - I would highly recommend them.
- Jean J.

We had just completed a paver patio install and I had installed a in ground sprinkler system so our backyard was a mess. Combine that with years of dogs, squirrels, and rabbits and the yard was difficult to walk on with all of the holes and lumps and likely to turn an ankle. I talked to a number of landscapers and was close to going with another but Cliff was very responsive, gave a great price - he wasn't the cheapest but it was in the range I was looking for - and was able to do the work quickly.
I think I talked to him on a Wednesday and he came out the following Monday to remove the existing the sod and level the yard, and Tuesday morning he install the new sod.
We will look at using him again in the future as we are likely to re-sod our front yard next year.
- Erika E.

From start to finish everything was very meticulously done. None of the existing plants were damaged in-spite of having to use a bobcat to install the large boulders and the entire project came together beautifully. We couldn't be happier. We have received many compliments from neighbors, friend and passers by. It looks very natural and very textural. A beautiful mix of heights, colors and textures now, and he fixed some crowding issues we had and was very budget conscious.
- Bryan E.

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Wineman Services LLC

401 Island Ave Unit 66A


3157 210TH ST

Witt's End Landscaping

18956 480th Street

Wolf Landscaping

18423 Jaeger Path

Wolf Restoration LLC

44 St Croix Trail S

Woodland Development Corporation

13632 Van Buren Street NE






Saint Paul


Saint Paul

Xceptional Inc

285 Chelsea Ave

Xtreme Outdoor Services

PO BOX 284

Xtreme Outdoor Services LLC.

PO Box 284

Yale Creek Seasonal Care

Maverick Ave
Elko New Market

Yard Cents Landscaping

3712 14th Ave S

Yard Pro

P.O. Box 23610


7411 3RD AVE S


6452 250TH ST
Saint Cloud

Yardmasters Landscapes Inc

4157 Omaha Ave N


2579 223RD Lane NW


South Haven




3619 85th Avenue North

Ylitalo Lawn & Snow Care Co.

9568 Quist Ave SW

Your Handyman


Zaback Services LLC

8020 Laketown Rd

Zanecraft Homes Inc.

23347 Jonquil St. NW
Saint Francis


PO BOX 25978
Saint Paul


711 3RD AVE


1015 105TH ST NW

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