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"I was looking for someone to help me sort out my garden area, which included two beds in my back patio area, about 30 pots, 3 overgrown vines," 3 window boxes, beds along the back, side and front of the house, pots on the front porch and the area surrounding two river birch trees in the front yard as well as the entry walkway. I am a rookie in the world of gardening and hoped to find an "angel" to help me figure out what would grow beautifully without fear of my inexperience ruining all of the hard work. Finding (on Angie's List) was just the miracle I was looking for. She first came to review all of the areas and determine the extent of the work, the time line and to help me navigate the seemingly endless options for plant and flower selection. She then came to my house every Monday morning, from April 11 - May 2, and once again on May 14th to do a final sweep before a party I was hosting. Each time came she brought bags of mulch, soil and plant suggestions. She weeded all of my beds thoroughly and cleaned out all of the dried out, sad looking pots. With her plant suggestions and my new purchases she planted a beautiful garden in my beds, filled all of my pots and window boxes gloriously, surrounded my river birches with lush, leafy hosta, adorned my mailbox with mandavilla and vinca and mulched all of the beds around the entire house. In the front of the house, around the trees, this included a significant amount of building up of the bed area to protect the tree roots and provide enough depth for the new hosta. I am now so proud of the beautiful blooms that have been bursting forth in profusion since first arrived. All of her suggestions, taking into consideration the sun exposure at various times of day, as well as the existing growth that would be competing for water, were spot on. Every once in a great while there was a plant that she had brought that didn't make it and always removed and replaced that plant with a hardier one. Each time she visits she has wonderful suggestions that we can continue to work on thru the Fall, in preparation for next Spring. She has truly made the exterior of this house my favorite room by far. I can't recommend her strongly enough! Happy gardening to all. I think I'm even starting to detect the tiniest bit of green on my own thumb, thanks to 's tutelage.

-Kristina G.

"She is quick when she comes. She usually comes for about two hours. I have asked her to bring mulch. She gets the kind that I like. She is fast. She knows the difference" between a weed and a flower. That really is a big thing. Her price is reasonable. She works with me. She wants to know what I want. She is easy to work with. I highly recommend her. She has no problem in digging weeds up by hand with a shovel. Others in the past have used pesticides. I live in the marsh and request that they don't do that. She just has that touch.

-Jill B.

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Mulch & Wood Chips

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.

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Landscapers mulch to moderate soil temperature, conserve moisture, suppress weeds and to add organic matter to the soil as the shredded bark breaks down.

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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.

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I had emailed Mr. when he was on his vacation. I received a quick response from a lady who called me to let me know that he was on vacation. She asked if I was still interested if I had to wait for his return in August. I told her that I had waited this long and I would wait since he has such a good Angie's List rating. ...More It was worth the wait! Mr. came out and gave me an estimate that I quickly agreed with. He reported on time with his wonderful team and got the job done- the right way. I feel I have found a landscaper I can count on. I like that he has been in business for so many years and he will be around for future work, unlike so many other so called landscape companies that I have dealt with over the years.
- Mary Joan W.

It was (is) really nice to do business with Mr. . About three weeks before the job was completed, I had contacted him to get an estimate. He was quick to respond, and a couple of days later he and I met at my residence. I told him what I wanted to be done, and he even came up with a couple of other ideas to make my lawn look ...More better. He told me he would have an estimate for me in a few days, and in a week's time, he e-mailed his proposal to me.
I thought the price was quite reasonable and decided to use his company for what I needed to be done. I contacted him and he told me that he could put me on the schedule for 9th of April. They were not able to make it on the 9th (I think there was rain earlier in the week), but were at my house promptly on the 10th and took care of everything but the mulch... they came on the next day and finished it.
and his crew were very nice, prompt and honest, which is always appreciated. I now have his company contracted to maintain my yard every two months during the growing season.


arrived at the time specified him and his crew got to work right away. They tore up our old walkway, we didn't want him to haul it away so he stacked it at the end of our yard as per our agreement. he cut out the new flower beds and put the sod that was cut around a tree out front that had bare spots beneath it. the whole ...More process from start to finish took just 5 hours. When we noticed that there was a sprinkler head in the way of the new stone path we wanted to install agreed to move the sprinkler at no additional charge. He came back a week later to finish that work.
- Lani H.

Work began within reasonable time of original start date. Work proceeded briskly once started. Site supervisor discussed any issue daily. Made a few changes on the fly without any problems. Returned for final walk through to review care for plants. Everything was immaculate when finished. Crew were polite and well mannered while on site. Everything ...More done to our satisfaction.
- Barry H.

Landscaping Mulch in Norfolk

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757 landscaping

952 lena street

9 Yards Lawncare

1137 George St.

A Cut Above The Curb

809 Live Oak Dr

A1 Lawn & Landscaping Service Inc

2689 Nestlebrook Trl
Virginia Beach

Abbott's Tree & Lawn Care

2 Amy Court

ACS Unlimited Home Improvement and Repair, LLC

79 Coachman Circle
Newport News

Affordable Cuts

736 Forest Mills Rd

Affordable Materials Delivered

2420 Indian River Rd
Virginia Beach

Aljase LLC

234 N Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach

All Around the Yard

3109 Niagara Way
Virginia Beach

All Phase Building Maintenance

1105 Candlewood Dr.
Virginia Beach

All Pro Landscape Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 6037




3580 Criollo Dr
Virginia Beach


4562 Greenlaw Drive
Virginia Beach


5625 Bannock Road
Virginia Beach

Beazleys Lawncare

4108 Thalia Drive

Berkeley Design Group LLC

5317 Center St

best lawn services

1232 butts station rd

BM Enterprise

5468 Bayberry Dr

brinks flooring

1133 woodland terrace drive

Cardial Carpentry LLC

15160 Ashby Way West

CCI Lawn & Landscape Inc

211 S Broad St

CJ's Landscaping and Lawn Service

3057 Edinburgh Dr.
Virginia Beach

Coastal Landscapes and Nursery

1485 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach

Coastal Lawn Care Services

3709 Seven Springs Ct.
Virginia Beach

Commonwealth Property Services

2289 S Military Hwy

Cooper's Landscape Management

213 Jersey Ave
Virginia Beach

Coopers Creek Land and Lawn

503 McKinzie Ct

Custom Landscapes

Virginia Beach

Customer Service Enterprise

6 maid marion circle
Newport News

Cut-N-Edge Lawn Care

33 Chatham Rd

Cuttin' Up Lawn Care

5112 Locke Ln
Virginia Beach

Daisy's Lawn Serivce

911 G Street

Deep Creek Earthworks LLC

1928 Beethoven Dr
Virginia Beach

Disguise the Limit Lawn Care LLC

208 N. George Washington Hwy

Dreamscape Designers Landscape Company

2545 Squadron Ct
Virginia Beach

Earth Maintance LLC

7425 Glenroie Ave

East Coast Contracting, Inc.

6022 Jefferson Ave
Newport News

East Coast Outdoors

Virginia Beach

Evergreen Landscape Corp.

PO Box 6372

Faith Lawn Care

1225 Old Atlantic Ave

Fast Cut Lawncare

402 Londonshire Terrace


Virginia Beach

Freedom Land Works

St Brides Rd W

Garden Gates Lawn Cares

207 Alberta Drive
Newport News

Gardens By Oz Inc

403 Bay Dunes Dr

Get Ur Done Lawn Care

PO Box 68515
Virginia Beach

GREENSKEEPERS Landscape & Construction


Greenworld Landscape Inc

2731 Greendale Ave

H & H Mechanical

1806 E Little Creek Rd





Harrison Painting and Home Services

1937 Wolfsnare Road
Virginia Beach

Home Chores Lawncare

925 shell rd

Home Projects Inc

4732 Schooner Blvd

Hulk Lawn Therapy

1469 Stalls Way
Virginia Beach

Husband For Hire Llc

PO Box 1037

Jack Frost Landscapes & Garden Center

3168 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach


Virginia Beach



john ivey landscaping

460 dupont street

Johnson's Junk & Trash Removal

2012 Queen St

Just In Time Inc

4848 Robin Hood Rd

K & L Home Fixins'

405 Big Leaf Circle
Virginia Beach

K&D Round's Landscape Services

3478 Westminster Ave

Kinley's Lawn Services, LLC

2725 Alamance Cir
Virginia Beach

KLW Lawn Care

825 Grantham Lane


Virginia Beach


1340 N Great Neck Rd, Suite 1272-195
Virginia Beach

Lawncraft Lawncare, Inc.

501 Natchez Trace


7706 Vernon Place
Newport News

Litman Landscaping

3736 Hardwick Ter

Magnolia Landscape LLC

2108 Broadacres Ct
Virginia Beach

Mako Maintenance

119 B
Bruton Ct

Marlowe's We Care Co

12388 Warwick Blvd
Newport News

Marquee Homes Inc.

538 Wythe Creek Road

Matt's Repair

421 Dauphin Ln
Virginia Beach



McDonald Garden Center

1144 Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach

MDJ & S General Hauling and Bobcat Work

2902 Woodrow St

Meadow Outdoor Innovations Inc

PO Box 432

morales services


Morgan's Lawn and Landscaping

3174 W. Main St. Ext

No Option Lawn Care

2501 Lofurno Rd




Virginia Beach

Peninsula Landscaping Inc.

1948 George Washington Mem Hwy



Poquoson Construction, LLC

P.O. Box 2041

Priority Cleaning Inc


Pro Landscapes by Chris Moore

PO Box 15518
Newport News

Reynolds Landscaping Inc

871 Canal Dr

RRR LawnMasters, LLC

Virginia Beach

Scott Lane's Tree Service

1117 Chesslawn Cir E

Seabreeze Landscaping

120 Pinewood Rd.
Virginia Beach

Seaside Restoration

2601 sandpiper rd
Virginia Beach

Shaw Lawn Service

PO Box 16624

Smart Services

1385 Fordham Dr
Virginia Beach

Solid Rock Lawn & Landscape LLC

20305 Garrison Drive

Southern Branch Land & Utility

1216 North River Drive

Southern Roots Landscaping

2341 Scotchtown Drive
Virginia Beach

Steve's Tree Service LLC

1208 Parker Dr

Taye & Q Firewood

Virginia Beach

Terry's Landscaping

338 Rip Rap Rd

The Branch Office

1067 Little Bay Ave


3912 KING ST

The Grounds Guys of Virginia Beach

5121 Witchduck Ct
Virginia Beach

The Lawn Barber

28 N Curry St

Think Big Services, LLC

1101 Sutherlyn Ct

Tidewater Excavation

2787 Tait Terrace

TJ White Co LLC

2312 Rookery Way

Tmt Turf Company Inc

PO Box 1317
Virginia Beach

Town Scapes, LLC

PO Box 9811
Virginia Beach

Tree Surgeons Unlimited Inc

106 Eastlawn Dr.

TSP Lawn and Landscaping

1802 Meadowview Dr

Turf Master

Virginia Beach

Turf Riders

676 Churchill Dr
Virginia Beach


8005- C Creighton PKWY#713


Virginia Beach

What's It Worth? LLC

80 Hermitage Rd
Newport News

Winesett Nursery

1417 Drum Point Rd
Virginia Beach

Your Creative Oasis

709 Bowling Green Ct.
Virginia Beach

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