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"I made an appointment with in September. The owner, came out and met with us. He answered our questions and redid" our concrete. First they removed our existing concrete, which was old and cracked. recommended stamped concrete since we were on a budget. It's quite a difference to see. The color samples he presented for the concrete were just what we needed. I chose the lighter beige color and a stone pattern. I will use again for sure.

-Mary P.

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"it went swimingly! cleaned and sealed my previously hideous concrete patio and walkway. my concrete is no longer hideous...it is spectacularly" beauteous!!! is a true professional and i hope to use his services in the future, and i recommend him highly.

-anne B.

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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.

Landscaping reviews in Modesto

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I called two weeks ago. came out and met with me. He was on time, well groomed and very cordial. He walked through the whole property and took photos and measurements. He gave me a few different options for pavers, concrete and even stamped concrete. I decided to go with flagstone and it looks georgeous. ...More Very clean. He also suggested a very nice modern plant design with lavender, blue fescue plants and barberry along with nice and pretty ground covers. and his workers were very efficient and everything went very smoothly. I would use this company again absolutely.
I'm so happy looking at my beautiful yard. Thank you .
- Joyce M.
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has worked for me for years, and does a fair job. He is very nice. He shows up, and will call if he is going to be late. He is very conscientious. The quality of work is just fine. I will continue to use this provider.
- Debra E.
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They are top notch. They are professional and show up on time. They do what they say they will do and that is a rare thing these days. They are not cheap.
- Sally E.
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It went very well. I had called other companies on recommendation and not gotten any bids or call backs. I called and it was answered immediately. They also fit me into a day that I'm sure was already busy. went right over and got a bid for the job and called me promptly. Then even though their ...More day was busy they kept their appointment and made sure to call me with a heads up as I was working and needed a few minutes to get home. I had to go back to work immediately but both men introduced themselves and were kind and courteous as I brought my disabled client through their work on our way out. When i drove by about an hour later they were finished and it looked lovely. This is my first time ever needing this kind of service and I was getting really upset when I couldn't find someone, but has made it very easy to set up service and I look forward to an ongoing working relationship as they do monthly maintenance at my home. :)
- Jennifer G.
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They take a lot of pride in their work and do a very good job. I think my house one of the best looking yards on the block (they no do a few of my neighbors so they all look good) I highly recommend considering and to take care of your yard. they really do a very nice job. They have been doing my yard ...More for over 3 years and just do a great job.
- Alan F.
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and his crew were excellent!!! They cleaned up at the end of every day and were very professional. They were responsive to changes we made in the project and gave us excellent advice. They removed the existing grass, leveled the back yard and provided for drainage. They installed mow strips, expanded the patio, built a brick ...More raised planter around the back yard, built a 9 ft tall trellis around the back yard with plant hangers and drip irrigation and new sprinklers for the grass and tree areas. They were on time and communicated each step of the project with us. They worked very hard even in 107 degree heat. They made our vision a reality in our front and backyard. It turned out even better than we had planned.
- Richard D.
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He listened to my ideas, what kind of look I wanted and things to stay away from. He's very personable, accommodating, and professional.
- Brenda L.
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Our first contact with Continental Landscaping was with . He came to our home and reviewed our landscaping needs. We talked about all different plant types, plant positions, and plant structures. compiled his list of likes and dislikes. He returned a couple days later with a excellent design. We received ...More quite a few compliments after the installation. We had an excellent install of all our plants and plant structures. We have not lost a single plant in the past year. We were very pleased with Continental Landscaping and would highly recommend them for your next landscaping.
- Joe M.

Landscaping Companies in Modesto

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123 Green Lawn Now

1000 Channel St
Stockton

5 Star Pool Plaster Inc

7275 National Dr
Livermore

AAA Landscape Management

1904 Rockford Ave
Modesto

AB Gardening

PO Box 576854
Modesto

Aguiar's Landscaping

1705 Woodfield Drive
Modesto

All Around Hauling

2808 castlewood ct

ARISTOCRAT LANDSCAPE MNTNC

1521 EDGEBROOK DR
Modesto

Armando's Landscaping

PO Box 1851
Manteca

Aspen Landscaping and Construction

13952 E. Tokay Colony Rd.
Lodi

Babylon Gardens Landscaping

2657 Donner Trail
Riverbank

BIBENS NURSERY CO

725 Waddell Way
Modesto

Bier Construction

18824 Sugar Pine Dr.
Twain Harte

BOB LEONARD & ASSOC

1325 EL PINAL DR
Stockton

BTY Concrete & Materials

4107 Morgan Road
Ceres

bullFrog Irrigation

2929 Floyd Ave Suite 160
Modesto

C&J Marvin Enterprise

495 S. Goldenstate
Turlock

California Crews

4109 Honey Creek Rd
Modesto

California Landscape Services

6160 E Lathrop Rd
Manteca

Camouflage Lawn Coating

1825 Kansas Ave
Modesto

Cardoso Yard Care & Clean Ups

2005 soomerset dr
Modesto

CENTRAL VALLEY LANDSCAPE SVC

PO BOX 576703
Modesto

Ceres Self Storage

2105 Fairview Dr

Cisco's Landscaping

296 Catwall Ave
Manteca

CLEANHOUSE

PO Box 1921
Manteca

CONTINENTAL LANDSCAPE INC

5248 TUNSON RD
Modesto

CORNERSTONE LANDSCAPING MNTNC

1200 S Carpenter Rd
Modesto

Costa's Home Improvement

1816 Maid Mariane Ln
Modesto

COURTYARD LAWN CARE

PO BOX 580874
Modesto

Craftystevetav

14563 cedar valley dr
Lathrop

Creative Water Gardens Inc

19777 McHenry Ave
Escalon

CURB A LAWN

25450 DOVE RD
Escalon

Custom Agronomic Solutions

2787 Del Monte St
West Sacramento

CUTTING EDGE DESIGNS

2404 IVES ST
Modesto

D & H BRILLIANT LANDSCAPING

9620 Angelina Court
Stockton

D H CONSTRUCTION INC

2201 GLASGOW DR
Ceres

Dave's Landscaping

116 Corson Ave
Modesto

DECORATIVE ROCK NETWORK

7641 HIGHWAY 12
Wallace

DELTA BLUEGRASS COMPANY

PO BOX 307
Stockton

Diligent Gardener

3112 Beckett Ln

DMC Landscape

166 Haller Ct.
Ripon

Dr.Sprinkler Repair (Modesto, CA)

712 Lucern Ave
Modesto

Drechsler Construction

547 Zurich Dr
Manteca

EARTHWISE LANDSCAPE MNTNC

3801 GOLDEN OAK CT
Modesto

EVERGREEN LANDSCAPE

1604 VERNON AVE
Modesto

Exterior Images-Landscape Architect

72877 Dinah Shore Drive Suite 103191
Rancho Mirage

FABIAN'S LANDSCAPING

1021 MERNA DR
Modesto

Fontana Landscape Management

4411 Esmar Rd Frnt
Ceres

FOREVER GREEN LANDSCAPE

2301 MONTICELLO AVE
Modesto

FOUR SEASONS LANDSCAPING

2705 CAMPBELL LN
Modesto

Francisco Gardening Service

530 N Gertrude Ave
Stockton

Frank's Landscaping

1978 Lauritson Ln
Manteca

G & L Irrigation And Farm Supply

1990 E Yosemite Ave
Manteca

GILGERT'S LANDSCAPING

1812 E WHITMORE AVE
Ceres

Golden Bear Landscape Management

1952 Gordon Verner Cir

GREEN ACRES LANDSCAPING

1018 CALIFORNIA AVE
Modesto

Green Horizon Landscaping

2930 Geer Rd
Turlock

GREEN VALLEY LANDSCAPING

2538 West Lane
Stockton

GREENERY NURSERY

742 E OLIVE AVE
Turlock

GROVER LANDSCAPE SERVICES INC

6224 STODDARD RD
Modesto

Harvey's Landscape Inc.

P.O. box 578922
Modesto

Heavenly Landscape Maintenance

1818 Teresa St
Modesto

Hollandia Nursery Inc.

6012 Woodland Ave
Modesto

HORIZON LANDSCAPING

1367 CRAWFORD RD
Modesto

J D LAWN

505 AFTON WAY
Modesto

JAMES P HISCHIER LANDSCAPING

515 13TH ST
Modesto

JASMINE LANDSCAPE

208 GLACIER AVE
Modesto

JERRY HEGG LANDSCAPE

626 KEARNEY AVE
Modesto

JESUS & SONS

809 FALLEN LEAF LN
Modesto

jimmy hendricks construction

5425 nanette drive
Modesto

K D 2000 LANDSCAPE

1425 LA LOMA AVE
Modesto

Kiser Landscaping

789 Hagerman Peak Dr
Newman

Knock-Out Landscape Services

P.O. Box 579562
Modesto

LA LOMA LANDSCAPE

1918 MICHEL AVE
Modesto

Landbreaker Landscaping

2415 E Acacia St
Stockton

LANDSCAPE PLUS

2229 LOGAN CT
Modesto

LAS PALMAS LANDSCAPE & MNTNC

2412 ROBLE AVE
Modesto

LINGLEY ENTERPRISES

4218 Technology Dr
Modesto

LIVE OAK LANDSCAPE

3342 MCDONALD AVE
Modesto

luis' gardening & General Hauling

p.o.box 581851
Modesto

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

MALONE'S LANDSCAPE

4137 Fern Grove Ct
Modesto

Marquez Landscaping

2189 Standridge Rd.
Tracy

MC HALE CONSTRUCTION & CUSTOM

1117 LILLIAN DR
Modesto

MID STATE ELECTRIC

105 SHORE LN
Waterford

MONARCAUS LANDSCAPING

3500 MERRIFIELD AVE
Modesto

NAGEL LANDSCAPING

4506 DALE RD
Modesto

NATHAN MASELLIS

104 CHABOT CT
Modesto

NEW LINE & CURB

PO BOX 723
Ceres

No Limit Builders

1801 Greger St
Oakdale

Oceanic Concrete

PO Box 4335
Manteca

ORConstruction Innovations

1217 chicago avenue
Modesto

PACIFIC LANDSCAPING MNTNC

1187 VANDERBILT CIR
Manteca

Paul Enriquez Construction

2317 Valmora Dr.
Stockton

Peredo's Custom Landscaping

942 W Sonora Ave
Tulare

Perez Maintenance

2736 Janna Ave
Modesto

Perfection Tree Experts llc

1427 bulls head rd

PFLUEGER DESIGN

PO Box 866
Hughson

PICTURE PERFECT LANDSCAPING

3916 ELLENBORO AVE
Modesto

POLO'S LANDSCAPE CO

2813 PARADISE RD
Modesto

Precise Home Cleaning

4337 finney rd

Ps1 Landscape Architecture

132 Severin Ave
Modesto

R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION

3913 Ridlon Court
Ceres

RAM Construction

3913 Ridlon Ct
Ceres

RB Construction

1518 Coffee Road Ste G
Modesto

RINI'S GARDENING SVC

2900 W Rumble Rd
Modesto

ROD'S MEADOW LANDSCAPE

5807 SKITTONE RD
Modesto

RON L SMITH LANDSCAPE ARCH

312 N SANTA ANA AVE
Modesto

Saul Torres Landscaping

504 Kirbys Mill Dr.
Modesto

Scott Family Landscaping

313 Covena Ave
Modesto

SEQUOIA LANDSCAPING

3113 JEANETTE DR
Modesto

SIERRA CREST LANDSCAPE CONTR

451 SONORA AVE
Modesto

SILVER OAK

3604 THOMAS MORE WAY
Modesto

silverado landscape

191 Quarry Stone Way
Manteca

Sousa's Landscape

PO Box 70126
Sunnyvale

studio.Osda

325 Valdez Rd.

Summit Construction & Remodeling

7513 Rosewood Dr
Stockton

SUNNY SKY'S LANDSCAPE MNTNC

1212 JILL LN
Modesto

SUNSTATE LANDSCAPING

601 BAUCHER CT
Modesto

System Pavers

1570 Brookhollow Dr.
Santa Ana

T C LANDSCAPE & MAINTENANCE

5809 STODDARD RD
Modesto

Tapia Junk Removal

104 Orange Ave
Modesto

TLC Landscape Management

1202 Multnomah Dr
Modesto

Top Notch Landscaping

293 Crane Rd
Oakdale

Torres Garden Svc

1429 Higbee Dr
Modesto

Touch Of Earth

2601 Oakdale Road Suite H-2 #155
Modesto

Travis Johnson Landscaping & Design

4021 Green Knoll Rd
Salida

Tropical Landscaping

7858 Kates Court
Hilmar

TURF PRO

2705 BERWICK CT
Modesto

ULTIMATE LANDSCAPES

1516 ROSE GARDEN CT
Modesto

Valley Syn-Turf

3001 McKittrick Court
Ceres

Vintage Landscape Service

P.O BOX 2133
Turlock

WESTFALL DESIGN STUDIO

121 DOWNEY AVE
Modesto

WHOLESALES LANDSCAPING

702 COLORADO AVE
Modesto

WYATT'S QUALITY CONCRETE

136 ROSELAWN AVE
Modesto

Zamora'S Landscaping

1414 Oakwood Dr
Modesto

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