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Mulch and Topsoil

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. Topsoil is the nutrient-rich, uppermost layer of soil that is ideal for gardening and planting.

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Adding mulch to your landscape design plan can help plants grow, but how much does mulch cost? Should you buy mulch by the yard or the bag? Read to find out.

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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.

Mulch Delivering reviews in New York

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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.
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I have been using P-
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for about 10 years now and the service and qulaity is superior. In fact, many of my neighbors saw their high quality work and hired them as well. The employees are always curteous and go the extra mile to do the job right. Highly skllled and takes pride in their work.
- Gary R.
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They spread the mulch in an area of my front yard. They did ok. They did the job they were supposed to do. I had a couple requests as far as spreading the mulch and they got right in and did it. The deal was worth the price.
- Teresa H.
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They do a good job. It's not complicated. They cut it on time. I have no problems with them. They're fine. You get what you pay for. I don't think it's a great price but it's not bad.
- Gary C.
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I had them do a fall clean-up. They worked on a mulch bed with shrubs and trees. They were professional and did a good job. They were timely and courteous as well. It didn’t take the full 3 hours to clean-up so they did some other clean-up in our rock bed to fill the time. They made sure to use the entire time that came with the deal. The deal was a good price for all that they did and I would definitely use them again.
- MARCELLA F.
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We have been pleased with all the work done by Pony.
We purchased a house 4 years ago and the front beds were landscaped with river rock. We had Pony remove the rock and replace with mulch. We were pleased with the work.
The back yard was not landscaped and 2 years ago we had Pony create large beds in the backyard. They pulled up turf, amended the soil and mulched the beds.
For the new beds we purchased plants from Oakland and had Pony plant everything but the tree's.
Pony does the front and back bed refresh as required by the home association every year.
I have Pony mow several times a year when I cant manage it.
We are pleased with their work and professionalism and will continue using them in the future.
- NiblackRickard N.
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This was landscaping on a new construction. We started by working with a Cypress Landscape Design to develop a landscape plan that fit well with the Hill Country look of our house, sloped lot, and native environment, was low water and low maintenance, and would accommodate the water drainage. Cypress recommended Pristine Landscaping.
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met with us and the landscape designer to go over the plan and understand what we wanted to accomplish. Within days we had a detailed itemization of the cost. It was broken down by area so we could opt to stage the work if needed. The initial scope exceeded our budget, so we eliminated some of the beds, added more rock, and
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helped us re-work to fit our budget. He started work right away, communicated daily work plans to me by text almost everyday, did everything he promised (and more) without any pricing surprises.... and he created a master piece!
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is a perfectionist! You would have thought our yard was his yard! His crew was outstanding as well. They are all very respectful and professional. We were very blessed to have found
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for this large, extensive project!
- Kathy D.
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This was done good and professional, but that#s not the outstanding thing I wonna talk about. Because the job needs to be done on a fixed date
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spreaded the mulch during one of the worst rains in the last 6 month. The pockets of
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filled in minutes completely with water, but
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did the job in an perfect way. He commented the sitiation: "Pretty good, not so hot!" Great guy, will take him again. Also
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, his wife did a perfect job in the backoffice.

- Klaus D.

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3 King's Custom Homes LLC

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3-D Tree Services

197 Cedar Grove Ln

360 Golf, LLC

Mamaroneck Ave
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A & J Landscaping Of Si Inc

348 Elverton Ave
Staten Island

A & M LANDSCAPING

21 Plymouth Aly Apt D

A & M Lawns

36 Rose Dr
Mahopac

A&J Landscape Design LLC

109 High Point Dr

A&S Landscaping

Glenwood Landing

A-DIVERSIFIED PETROLEUM SERVICE INC.

47 W OAKDALE ST
Bay Shore

A-Lawns and Stone

20 Bullens Ave

All Decked Out

200 W 16th Street
New York

ALL SEASONS LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

18 MIDLAND AVE
Port Jefferson

ALL STAR REMODELING INC.

101 HENRY ST.
Massapequa

ALL-Pro Landscaping

23 Gessner Terrace
Pomona

ALLERTON FLORIST

786 ALLERTON AVE.
Bronx

Allied Excavating

71 Waterbury Road
Warwick

AllState Home Improvement Services

738 Smithtown Bypass Suite 200
Smithtown

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co

15 Broadway
Hawthorne

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co

58 Beechwood Ave.
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Ant's home improvement.

727 courtlandt street

Applied Service Corp

38 Old Beaver Run Rd

AQUINO BROTHERS INC

40 Cos Cob Avenue

Arborpolitan Tree and Garden Care

P.O. Box 310754
Brooklyn

ARBORSCAPE INC

75 FIELDS LN
Brewster

Arnold's Masonry and Paving LLC

Maple St & Wooster Ave

Artistic Landscapes LLC

560 Winding Hill Rd
Montgomery

BANTA LANDSCAPING CO.

129 BANTA LANE

BASICS LANDSCAPING CO INC

1971 DEER PARK AVE
Deer Park

BLIZARD LANDSCAPING

24 BEECHWOOD RD

BLOSSOM LAWN CTR

642 CLIFTON AVE

Bob DeStaso Landscaping, Co.

51 Old Middletown Rd.
New City

Bob Polito Landscaping

313 Hawthorne Ave

Bonafide Landscaping

Huntington Station

Bongiorno's Contracting

240 Elwood Rd
East Northport

Borba Landscaping Corp

109 Croton Ave
Ossining

Broadway Building Products Inc

574 N. Broadway (Rte 110)
Amityville

Bruen Landscaping

12 Main St. #223
Brewster

Bulldog Contracting Inc

8 Oak Ridge Ct
Nesconset

Byram Mason, Building & Stone Supply

38 Townsend Street
Port Chester

C & A LANDSCAPING

27 Churchill Dr.
Brentwood

Caffrey Tree & Landscape

2376 Mountain Ave

Calandro Landscape & Design

P.O. Box 1459
Ronkonkoma

Call Me Jack

lexington rd

Capocci Landscaping LLC

20 1/2 Lincoln Ave
Port Chester

Cardinal Landscaping

32 Fairwood Road

Carlos Morfa

76 Knollwood Dr

Cedar Ridge Landscapes

435 Mac Arthur Blvd.
Hauppauge

CELETTI NURSERY INC

937 ROUTE 45
New City

Cerami Lawns

1790 Lakewood Rd

Colucci brothers inc

10 S DEBAUN AVE
Suffern

COLUCCI BROTHERS INC

17 Dale Rd
Monsey

Complete Designs LLC

19 Hubbard Ave

CONDOS BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION

255 N. FEHR WAY
Bay Shore

CONTINO LANDSCAPING & DESIGN

1984 ROUTE 112
Coram

Cooper Contracting

147 beach 127 st.
Belle Harbor

Curti's Landscaping

169 Route 303
Valley Cottage

Custom Landscape Systems

46 Christie Street

D & R Paving LLC

5 Bowling Green Pkwy

Daley's Lawn & Landscape

131 Pine Hill Rd
Pleasant Valley

Damato Lanscaping

249 East Rocks Rd

DANBURY SANITATION

89 Wooster Heights

Design and Build landscape

27 Florence Avenue
Massapequa

Designscapes

470 S Country Rd
Patchogue

Deyo's Landscaping

14 Stacy Lee Dr
Newburgh

Diversified Capital Improvements, Inc.

2015 William Floyd Pkwy
Ridge

DJ Groundskeeping

26 Johnsons lane
New City

DOM'S LANDSCAPING

141 Herricks Rd
New Hyde Park

Double A Landscaping

69 Pelican Dr.

Dragonfly Landscape Design Ltd.

PO Box 974
Westhampton Beach

DRS LAWN & LANDSCAPING LLC

147 BLACK RIVER RD

Dumpster Ladies

27 Chester Ct
Cortlandt Manor

Dunrite Contracting

150-16 11th Ave
Whitestone

Dynamik of Orange County Inc.

7 Vogt Lane
Middletown

E R BAISLEY TREE & LANDSCAPING

2 Old State Rd
Wappingers Falls

Eastend Craftsman

20 Bennett Ave
Huntington Station

Eco Design Technology

14 Water Street

EcoScape Landscape Design

607 Warren Glen Road

Eddie's Yard Maintenance

Yorktown Heights

Eden Design LLC

P.O. Box 372

Edged Lawns

193 Manhattan Street
Staten Island

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New York

Emresel Remodling Corp

24 Greenwich ave
Melville

ENZO FUSCHETTO

212 MOUNTAIN AVE

Fir Ever Green LLC

67 Sharon Rd.

Flannigan's Tree Service

7 Finley Dr
Newburgh

Flores Contracting Inc

44 Bradley St
Brentwood

G H Sweetin, Inc.

P.O. Box 690

G&M Works Construction & Landscaping

61 Rosedale Rd
Valley Stream

G&T Irrigation & Landscaping

122 Washington St
Mamaroneck

Gallo and Co, Inc.

8 High Pasture Circle
Dix Hills

Garden Oaks Specialties

1921 Rte 22 West

Garden Thyme NY Inc

10 Sloehidden Road
Briarcliff Manor

GARDEN WORKS

40-04 23rd road
Astoria

Garden World

197-23 47th Ave
Flushing

Gardens For All

3 Donald St
Bayville

GARDENS OF THE WORLD

58 WHITEHALL RD

Garrison Tree Inc

3021 Rte 9
Cold Spring

Giorgio's Home Improvements

155 Miller Rd.
Hopewell Junction

Glenn Wood Carpentry

38 Robbins Avenue

GMX Landscaping

530 Fischer Blvd

Goodface Landscape

9 odell place
New Rochelle

Granata's Nursery

312 Naughright Rd

GRASS ROOTS INC

PO BOX 8851

Green Star Tree Svc

41-29 Dunkerhook Rd

GREEN SURROUNDINGS

53 PANORAMA DR
Brewster

Green Tek Contracting & Landscaping

149 Deforest Rd
Dix Hills

Greenscapes Services LLC

107 East Mount Pleasant Ave

Greenspace NYC by Carissa Potenza

1325 Fifth Avenue
New York

GTS Builders Supply Inc.

4701 Veterans Hwy
Holbrook

Guscos Landscaping LLC

52 Livingston Ave

GUY'S LANDSCAPING

2 HOLLY RD
Mahopac

H & H Building Supply Co., Inc

140 W. Webster Avenue

HALL'S GARDEN CENTER

700 SPRINGFIELD AVE

HandyWorks LLC

363 Roberts Lane

Harry Hudd Jr Landscape Specialists

56 Virginia Ln
Thornwood

Herring Sanitation Service Inc

1072 Route 9
Fishkill

HICKORY HOLLOW LANDSCAPERS LIMITED

713 RTE 17 S
Tuxedo Park

Hickory Homes & Properties Inc

103 Kisco Avenue
Mount Kisco

HIGH RIDGE CONSTR LANDSCAPING

87 EKLUND BLVD
Nesconset

Hightop Landscaping

710 County Rd 625

HMD Landscapes

21 Stagecoach Rd

Home Depot

3131 E Main St
Mohegan Lake

Home Turf LLC

2 Central Avenue
Merrick

Home360 llc

50 Dixie Ave

Homes Built Right

156 Farmers Avenue
Lindenhurst

IJZ Associates Inc

69 Ingraham St
Brooklyn

Innovative Land Design

330 Mt Pleasant

Interior Foliage Design

3724 33rd Street
Long Island City

IRC SERVICES

01 Prospect Street

Irish Green Lawns Inc.

5 Andover Place
Huntington

ISLAND DESIGN & LANDSCAPING

482 DEER PARK RD
Huntington Station

Island's Own

PO Box 181
Holtsville

Ivy League Landscaping

50 Industry Dr.

J & J LANDSCAPING

1 CONSTITUTION WAY

J & W EXCAVATING LLC

2A Spruce Mountain Rd.

J Fuentes Landscaping Inc

119 Peach St
Brentwood

J KROKUS NURSERY

927 ROUTE 45
New City

J RATTO LANDSCAPING LTD

P.O Box 201
Calverton

J&A Irrigation inc

34 Bedell St
Freeport

J&L Landscaping & Masonry Inc.

310 Lee Avenue
Yonkers

J.Gallegos Construction LLC

17 Linden Ave
Ossining

JACK VALLE ASSOC

559 GLEN COVE RD
Glen Head
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