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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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They dug a larger hole. They filled the hole with dirt and grass seed. The grass looks great now. They were very friendly and professional.
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was great, he has great people skills. We would use them again.
- Shirley A.

My wife hired this company. They showed up when expected and did what they promised. Unfortunately, they ran out of mulch, but the the owner - after apologizing and assuring us that it would be taken care of the following day - did so. When I came home from work the following day, everything was just right.
- Steve J.

They did a fabulous job keeping the lawn mowed, but we were a little disappointed in the flower beds so they had to come back a second time for us. They came back without any difficulty. I would use them again for the mowing.
- Dale M.

Everything went well.
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responded to initial call quickly and professionally. The worked began and ended in a timely fashion.
- Susan M.

The salesperson understood the scope and purpose of the job immediately. He understood my budget constraints and proposed a solution that was perfect. His crew was friendly, hardworking and professional. I felt totally at ease with every aspect of working with Liberty from initial contact to completion of the job. They went above and beyond, finished the job quickly, and under budget! In my opinion, there's no reason to consider anyone else. This is the type of crew that will stand behind their work and do everything in their power to make sure that their customer is satisfied.
- Michael H.

My wife and I were in need of some tree work and a bit of landscaping so we decided to
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was the only one who showed up on time for the estimate. He and I walked my property and discussed my needs and the solutions for them. He was more then attentive to my request and quite frankly I felt that he had my best interest in mind. I have dealt with many contractors in the past and you can tell that SOME OF THEM LOOK AT YOU LIKE A PAYCHECK AND I DIDN'T SENSE ANY OF THAT FROM
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AT ALL. He was genuine and quite knowledgeable. Afterwards we sat in my living room briefly to discuss details. He let me know how much it would be and when the job would start and be completed. I gave him the job on the spot. His price was right in the middle of all the other quotes we got but I wasn't looking for a cheap job, we wanted it done right and I usually hire off of "feel" and it all felt right. We are glad we chose Liberty!!!!!!!!!!!!! They arrived exactly when they said they would and did exactly what they said they would do. The ugly trees I had look beautiful now and my house really has some
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Mouse stuffed animal for my son!!!!!!!!! This almost brought my wife to tears of joy! What a thoughtful display of kindness to say the least. These guys are the "real deal" and I would highly recommend them in a heartbeat. I would go as far to say that one would be foolish not to call this company for tree and landscape services. The bottom line is that I got first class service all-around the board. Quality, customer service and craftsmanship that is second to none. Couldn't be happier.
- Matthew R.

We could not have asked for anything better than what we received from
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and his staff, landscaping and signage crew. This project started in the early months of 2012 with many discussions & meetings with our church board to present the plans/ideas suggested by
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- Laura H.

Since it was a work intensive job which would take a full day, there was a bit of a wait, 2-3 days before the job could be started. The men came and worked very professionally and dilligently. Several trucks were in use to bring equipment and to take away
branches and other debris. A supervisor would stop by to check on the progress of the job. An excellent job and clean up were done by the end of the work day. The only part of the job that could not be completed that day was the staking of the apple tree which was done within a week.
We have continued to use Liberty for lawn care which has been regularly carried out every 7-10 days.
We are very happy with the service thus far.
- Renee V.

Landscaping Mulch in Philadelphia

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Petrellis Landscaping

2157 Franklin Avenue

PF Landscaping LLC

67 Essex Court


965 Old Schuylkill Rd.



Precise Maintenance Services, LLC

688 Knowles Avenue

Precision Paving and Landscaping LLC

380 E Cherry Road

Prestige of Reading PA Inc

412 S 5TH ST



Pro Turf Inc

3030 Street Road

Propato Brothers, Inc.

1131 County Line Road

Property Landscape Services, Inc

530 E Gay St
West Chester

Pupek Landscaping & Tree Service

24 Grandview Dr

Quality Landscapes and Hardscapes

242 snapdragon st



R & J Landscaping LLC

Po box 211

R & L Services

1507 sweetbriar rd

R & S Hardscaping

1489 South Keim St

Raffa's Lawn Care

335 Heron Dr
Lincoln University

Raimo's LLC DBA Raimo Landscaping & Snow Plowing

800 Woodbrook Ln
Plymouth Meeting

Randy Heap Landscaping

PO Box 26733

Rc property LLC

995 new Brooklyn rd

RDLconstruction llc

621 andrea rd

Realtree Landscaping

222 Cross Keys Rd

Regar Landscaping & Lawn Care

89 Pechins Mill Rd

Rehoboth Pressure Washing

15 White Haven Way

Reynolds Brother's Landscaping

P.O. Box 2044
West Chester

Ribsam's Landscapes

18 Lake View Rd.

Ricci Landscaping Inc

Newtown Square
Newtown Square

Richards and Son

125 Clover Lane

Riverstone Landscaping LLC

608 Dorset Drive

Robert Fazio

130 Cardinal Dr

Robert Kelley Landscaping

570 Summit St
King Of Prussia


Plymouth Meeting

RoundTree Services LLC

8230 Williams Ave

Rusty Nails

3321 Princeton Ave

Ryan Property Solutions

9 Ardleigh Court

S&E Landscaping

106 Ark Rd


173 South Dupont Highway


72 Holden Drive

Sanatoga Landscaping & Paving

52 Buckwalter Rd

Sandy Run Construction

240 Stirrup Downs

Saul Landscaping

819 Washington ave

ScapeWorx Landscaping & Design Inc

18 C Smithbridge Rd
Chester Heights

Scenic Walkways Inc

1020 Moravia St

Scott Kline Landscaping and Snow Removal

3922 Ridge Pike

Scottish Greens Landscaping

PO Box 478

Scotts Lawn Service

200 Anchor Mill Rd

Scotts LawnService

165 E 9th Ave

Scotts LawnService - Phoenixville

1000 Schell Ln


305 2nd Ave.



Shaded Green

P.O. Box 149

Shades Of Green Inc

1381 S Pennsylvania Ave

Shan-Gri-La Contractors

6176 Haring Rd

Shechtman Tree Care

1722 Rockwell Rd

Shep's Yard -- Landscape Supply

405 West Pothouse Road

Shields Landscaping Llc

27 Fairview Rd


118 W 6TH ST

Skilled Builders Plus, LLC

4223 Pechin St.

Slate Landscape Inc

309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center


PO Box 515

Steve's Tree Service

947 Manor Ln

Stocker Tree Services & Landscaping

931 Langhorne-Yardley Rd

Stone Fusion

PO Box 347

Stonewood Landshaping

PO Box 36

Supreme Landscaping

823 Hessian Avenue

Sure Cut Landscaping

633 Cheyney Rd

Sure Seal LLC

PO Box 301

Sussex Tree Inc

20350 Nelson Dr



Sycamore Landscaping Inc

PO Box 320

Sylca Inc

539 Janvier Dr

T & D Lawn Care & Property Maintenance

1970 New Rodgers Rd


Feasterville Trevose

T.H.Lawn and property maintence

1829 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville Trevose

Tall Pine Tree Service

1005 Brownsville Rd

Tate Property Management LLC

1032 Forest Lane
Glen Mills

Taurean Sprinklers

434 Oakshade Rd

TC's Landscaping

271 Creek Rd

Ted Hrynkow Landscaping

933 North York Dr

Terra Innovations LLC

501 Cambria Ave.

Terra Lawn Care

3481 Germantown Pike

Teva Landscaping

323 Osceola Ave
Elkins Park

The Arrimour Group

1965 Byberry Road
Huntingdon Valley

The Davey Tree Expert Co - Wilmington

21 Mount Pleasant Dr

The Essex Group

1198 Marlkress Road

The Grass Groomers LLC

6180 Craig Ave

The J Boys, Inc.

772 Harding Highway

The Land Crew

721 W Melissa Dr

The Lawn Arranger Inc

109 Watsontown New Freedom Rd

The Lawnscaper, LLC

219 Hoyer Court

The Yard Keepers

429 Stoopsville Rd

Those 2 Guys Handyman

504 Cedarcroft Ave # C

Tim's Landscape Care

1329 Paddock Way

Timber Rock Landscaping

5880 Front St


94 DISbrow hiLL RD

Titan Landscaping & Property Maintenance

5300 Umbria St


PO BOX 1253

Todd Quality Landscape Services LLC

225 Hill Church Rd
Spring City


P.O. Box 4

Top Notch Contracting

461 Pensdale St.

Top notch tree care

Red lion road

Topnotch construction

2363 E Dauphin St

Trainor Concrete & Paving Services

14 Longview Drive

Tree Awareness Inc

251 Locke Ave


Kennett Square

True Cutz


Tumelty Landscaping

544 Hawarden Rd

Turchiarolo Landscape

Po box 218

Turf Pro Inc

103 Sandy Dr

Turf Works

1928 S Park Ave

Turpin Landscaping, Inc

287 Martins Corner Rd

Twin Ridges Landscaping & Design

600 Valley Rd



Underdog Landscape Supply

701 Washington St

Universal Enterprise

240 Fleet Wood St.

Wendy The Weeder

3234 Perkiomen Ave

Whisler Landscaping

3 Zummo way

Whitehouse Landscaping

223 Pine Forge Rd.

William A Kilian Hardware Co

8450 Germantown Ave

Wm W Fabian and Son Inc

507 S State St

Woodburn Landscape

P.O. Box 591

Woodland Landscapes LLC

201 Kulps Rd

Woolwich Sand & Gravel

2036 Oldmans Creek Rd



WT Burns Logging & Firewood

1561 Newport Rd

Xpectations Property Maintenance

PO Box 1945
Marcus Hook



Yellowdog Landscape

1901 N. Providence Rd.

ZOE Landscaping

2701 Madison St Apt F251

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