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"The Lozanos were very professional and kind. They took the time to listen to my concerns and went above and beyond to give me a great deal and provide a thorough check of our sprinkler system.

-Luke O.

" and his wife responded immediately to my service request. stopped by my place the evening of the day I called and" gave me an estimate. He was able to schedule me in a couple of days after my initial contact. changed out most of the sprinklers in my front yard and installed and set a timer, as I was doing everything manually. The service cost was $250 and included parts and labor. is very friendly and good at explaining things. After he finished he gave me an estimate for a two-day landscaping job in my back yard. The estimate was reasonable so I hired him to do that job, too. and his wife are very professional and I would use them again for any lawn repair or maintenance work .

-Rebecca H.

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Watering your lawn sounds simple enough, but many people don't do it correctly, even when they invest in automated irrigation systems. An inexpensive timer is the best investment whether you're using buried water lines or a garden hose.

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A common issue for lawns this spring will be damage from the 2010 damage. As we move into warmer weather and the lawns begin to come out of winter dormancy, those damaged areas will begin to stand out and could take one to two years to fully correct.

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Cost depends of course on your locale, and distance to nearest pit or quarry that carries your desired type material. Be careful also where fill is coming from - you don't want someone pawning off a load of construction/demolition or land clearing debris or petroleum/chemicals contaminated waste on you.


Generally, in broad terms and excluding inner cities where delivery round-trip time is long due to distance from pits and slow traffic or very remote areas far from material source, the delivery charge or trip charge will normally run from $50-150 per trip, plus cost of material being hauled. Note you may be quoted just a per-ton (or per cubic yard for topsoil commonly) price based on a full truckload which would include trip charge and material charge. Others will quote separately, and some will forget to quote trip charge and only give material price. For instance, if you call and say "what does topsoil run per yard" they may say $30 - neglecting to say you will be charged a trip charge for the truck trip regardless of whether you buy 1 yard or 25 yards, so if $150 trip charge would be net $180/cy for 1 yard, but  $40/cy net if a 15 yard full truckload, for instance - so get clear on TOTAL cost for specific amount of material. I am always amazed at hearing hauling contractors gripe about rejected loads because when they showed up the homeowner did not realize there was a trip charge - and of course many times the driver dumps it BEFORE getting payment - BAD idea, as it costs more to get a loader in there to pick it up than to just give it to them without charging for the haul.


General round numbers for types of materials (and some areas may fall outside even these broad ranges) - common (unclassified) fill around $3-12/ton, sand/gravel around $5-15/ton, sand/gravel or crushed rock screened to a specific specification (like for clean drain rock or pea gravel or driveway base or structural fill or such) $12-30/ton, cobbles and crusher oversize (generally 2" plus material to about 12-18 inches - size varies by source) $15-40/ton, quarry spalls (mostly 1/2-6") with some fines and occaisonal up to 12 inch shot rock roughly about $15-40/ton, small riprap (6 inch to maybe 2 foot) $35-100/ton, large rirrap (2 foot plus) $50-250/ton, topsoil $5-50/cubic yard, decorative garden/yard rock $40-500/ton depending on fanciness and how far away imported from. Wide price range because some areas have numerous close sources, other have to go to great effort to produce certain sizes - especially with crushed highly durable rock and riprap, where it may be very hard to find good quality bedrock sources like in the lower Mississippi valley and areas of the midwest with heavy glacial sourced cover over the bedrock. Ditto to topsoil, where very cheap in some midwest areas with active subdivision development producing waste topsoil, to very expensive in some far northern and desert-like and near-beach areas where topsoil is virtually non-existent.


If you are going to be walking on this material, for kid play areas you want rounded river gravel or sand because it moves around and cushions falls better, but for walking areas/paths you generally want crushed materials so it does not move and scrunch around under your feet, though with decorative stone each particular type will only come one way - like rounded river rock, or angular reef limestone or lava rock.


Topsoil, in areas which a choice of sources, you need to specify if you want loam/loess (silty, sandy with little organics), clayey, peat/organic rich, or blended (organic plus sand) to reduce packing and caking and improve drainage.


Typical load size - small individual hauling companies haul 1/2-2 tons/load in small pickup or trailer loads, common dump truck sizes are around 8-10 ton capacity for single axle, 12-15 tons double rear axle, and 18-25 tons for belly or tilt dump trailers - and some contractors have "pup" trailers than haul about another 8-10 tons on same trip if needed. However, in urban areas weight restriction may prevent full loading - ditto during spring breakup in areas with road weight restriction to protect roads that are thawing out.


Rough BALLPARK estimating numbers - about 1.3-1.5 tons per dumped (uncompacted) cubic yard except for topsoil, which can run 0.8-1.3 tons per cubic yard depending on moisture and organics content.


Excavation contractor is AL search category I think and I believe I saw a Topsoil category once - but if you google you can find Topsoil and Gravel/Rock haulers, then check them against AL for reviews. For small quantities (a truckload or two) of topsoil, or specialty landscaping rocks, then a landscaping/plant center is sometimes your best source, though pricier for common materials than from a local topsoil or gravel pit or rock quarry, becdause they have apid to have it hauled to them, then have to pay to have it scooped up and hauled to you,plus their own profit and overhead costs so plant centers commonly about double direct from pit costper ton or yard.


If you need advice on type of material you need for your job, use the Answer This Question button right below your question to reply back with a description of your project.

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I have owned seven homes and have had more than seven gardeners. Unfortunately, many gardeners start out doing a good job, only to steadily decline in the quality of their work. If I had always lived in and had the Diligent Gardeners as my initial gardeners, they would still be my only gardeners.
Not only are the ...More Diligent Gardeners superior gardeners, they are superior individuals as well. I am a partially disabled senior and am not always feeling well. Every time they are at my home, they check in with me to see if there is anything I need them to do for me. They would happily help me in any way they could, including picking up some gardening supply I might need, I am 70 years old and know how few, unfortunately, truly wonderful people I have met. and are truly wonderful and caring human beings.
If you are unhappy with your existing gardeners, give yourself a gift by hiring the Diligent Gardeners!
- Judy C.

Very happy with the job done on the sod. Aside from that, 1 sprinkler is broken and 2 don't come up high enough to work correctly.
The cost went to the highest possible stated price even though we were told about $200 less. Was told they would email a receipt/invoice and I have yet to receive it.
- Timothy C.

You couldn't ask for a nicer team of people to deal with. I dealt with , , and (hope I got the spelling right).
This was not an easy job. The yard has large old trees and bushes. They ran into roots everywhere. They worked tirelessly to overcome the obstacles they ...More could and offered alternative solutions to those they couldn't. There were a couple of glitches, but they came back more than once to resolve them. They are a truly honest, professional, knowledgeable and efficient company to work with. I would definitely hire them again, but I am not so sure they would hire me. I do not think I was the best of customer's to deal with because I tend to be highly critical. I strongly recommend them and hope they find future customers more pleasant.
- Arlene K.

The repair person arrived and assessed the damage regarding the plumbing repair. He told us that it would cost $400 to complete the repair. He then said he would be back the next morning as we had water leaking from the pipes behind the toilet. We received a call the next morning from the company receptionist who said that the repair person could ...More not keep his appointment because he was ill. She asked if I wanted to reschedule the repair 2 days out. I told her absolutely no as this was an issue needing immediate attention and that I was not happy we had to wait until the next day.
I then called Plumbing (found on Angies list). He came over right away. Completed the repair quickly and charges $129.00 for the entire repair. I would give Plumbing an 'A: for sure. Honest, great work, would definitely call again.
- Adrienne K.

Good. There is no connection between who bought the business from D&Ds. There appears to be some agreement where will retain the D&D name on Angies List. Forget the link to to the D&D website because it is totally misleading and does no justice to who is trying to ...More establish his own landscaping business. I called and he responded quickly and was very knowledgable and experienced. He did a great job at a reasonable price and I will call him back to trim bushes and other yard work in the future. Definitely give him a call @ (209) 410-0049. I look forward to him getting his own website so he can get all the appraise he deserves.
- Arlene K.

Contact showed up an hour early in his beautiful, white BMW to quote repair . Contact walked system and I was encouraged when he assured me no job was too small (or too large). Contact tested the system and in the process accidentally kicked one of the sprinkler heads. This sprinkler head subsequently began to gush water underground at the T-connection ...More and the system was turned off quickly. He quoted a complete repair, but as I plan to re-landscape the small yard next year I only wanted to repair what I currently had. After affirming my wants a few times, Contact quoted 2 options: the short term option (quick fix) and the complete (which was twice as much). He prepared to leave, left his card, and said he would get back to me with a repair date.
Four days later: no contact, so I called and left a message.
Three days later: I called again and left another message. We then began the following email exchange.
Decide for yourself........ (verbatim, except names/individual details removed).
From: [contact email address]
To: [My email address]
Sent: Tue, May 14, 2013 5:21:01 PM
Subject: sprinkler repair
Hi [my name], we thank you for calling on us but are not going to be able to take on your project at this time.<br clear="all" /> -- [ : Contact Details]
Our website: aaalandscapemanagement.com Check out current/past projects and "Like" us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/AAALandscape
On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 6:22 PM, [My Name & Email Address] wrote:
[Contact Name] -- I do not understand. You very clearly told me that no job was too small or too big? I'm a little frustrated that it has taken a week to get back to me on this. If this is still not something you're going to tackle, then I would ask that you at least return it to the minimum working order it was in before your visit. Had you not kicked that small sprinkler accidentally, the T- would not have come off immediately afterwards. Please give me a ring to discuss. Kind regards, [My Name & Contact Number]
Wed, May 15, 2013 9:52:22 AM Re: sprinkler repair From: To: [My Email Address] [My name], I realize that the reason you called us out is because you do not understand sprinkler systems. I also understand that is why you would naively blame me for breaking the sprinkler system. The cap was not glued to begin with and the pressure of system simply pushed it off during the system test. Our firm is not be giving you a call to discuss or returning to fix your system. No further communication will be made regarding this project. Thank you
No additional contact has taken place. I, of course, am not an expert on sprinkler system repairs -- but I do have 2 mechanical engineering degrees and do not believe I was "naïve" at anytime -- except perhaps in expecting the system to be returned to working order by the Company.
Decide for yourself, but unfortunately I cannot recommend this business. I have since moved on and found another firm who is repairing the system tomorrow at half the price of 's short-term-option quote I requested. It's not a perfect, but sufficient until further landscaping takes place -- which was my wish.

- Kimberly T.

landscaping gave us the estimate, showed up on time to begin work.
Completed all work required.............very happy with the time frame and quality
- Jane M.

Lawn Irrigation Services in Modesto

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AAA Landscape Management

1904 Rockford Ave

AB Gardening

PO Box 576854

Aguiar's Landscaping

1705 Woodfield Drive

All Season Lawn Landscaping

31062 State Highway 120

Apple Tree Lawncare

1712 Carver Road

Aspen Landscaping and Construction

13952 E. Tokay Colony Rd.

Babylon Gardens Landscaping

2657 Donner Trail


3932 Mesrob Ct



bullFrog Irrigation

2929 Floyd Ave Suite 160

California Crews

4109 Honey Creek Rd

Cardoso Yard Care & Clean Ups

2005 soomerset dr

Chano and Sons Garden Services

9903 Shanks Rd

Cisco's Landscaping

296 Catwall Ave

Costa's Home Improvement

1816 Maid Mariane Ln

cth Installations

2314 Reile Ave

Custom Agronomic Solutions

2787 Del Monte St
West Sacramento


9620 Angelina Court

Dave's Landscaping

116 Corson Ave

Diligent Gardener

3112 Beckett Ln

Dr.Sprinkler Repair (Modesto, CA)

712 Lucern Ave

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Extreme Lawncare

2808 quarry dr

Fontana Landscape Management

4411 Esmar Rd Frnt

Golden Bear Landscape Management

1952 Gordon Verner Cir

Green Horizon Landscaping

2930 Geer Rd


2538 West Lane



Handyman Construction

4235 Oak Bay Drive

Harvey's Landscape Inc.

P.O. box 578922

Howk Systems

1825 Yosemite

Knock-Out Landscape Services

P.O. Box 579562

Landbreaker Landscaping

2415 E Acacia St

luis' gardening & General Hauling

p.o.box 581851


po box 690531

MGB Building and Construction

Eisenhower Dr

Oceanic Concrete

PO Box 4335

Outback Lawn Service

508 Floyd Ave

Perez Maintenance

2736 Janna Ave

Saul Torres Landscaping

504 Kirbys Mill Dr.

Scott Family Landscaping

313 Covena Ave

silverado landscape

191 Quarry Stone Way

Torres Garden Svc

1429 Higbee Dr

Zamora'S Landscaping

1414 Oakwood Dr

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