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"Our property is an older home with clay soil. Our lawn has never seemed to properly green up in the two years we've been in the house, even with sufficient" watering and regularly scheduled fertilization. So my assumption was that the ground under the lawns were probably compacted and water simply wasn't fully penetrating. After obtaining a quote from them that was right in my ballpark, we had come and aerate two large lawns. They showed up on time, and performed the job surprisingly quickly (considering the large area of the lawns). They made two passes, front to back, then side to side. After the aeration was finished, they cleaned off the pathways of any dirt & debris. Actually left them cleaner than it was when they got there, or so it seemed. I definitely plan on using them again in the spring and next fall, then likely once annually going forward. The difference in our lawn in only two weeks after the job is almost night and day compared to what it was previously.

-Katherine B.

"Overall the work produced went OK, but the transaction ended very poorly. The guys that did the work were great, the wall and plantings and DG sitting area is great" quality.....it's just that it seems if you're not oozing cash..the sales and such aren't that thrilled to work with you. Just look at the reviews- the one's where people spent $29k or $60k have 100% glowing reviews.Thing is that over time- perhaps we would spend that much but they shot themselves in the foot by poor customer service and lack of respect. Plus - shoot maybe expand a bit and have folks that handle smaller jobs? The interaction started by us making a call to get a quote. We made an appt. 1st appt was cancelled /rescheduled..a very personal issue that I didn't need to know the details on to feel bad for being disappointed that the appt was rescheduled at the last minute. So, a few days later a person came by to give a quote. The quotes seemed to take a long long time..like a week or a week and a half. We asked for many things..then pared it down to just those that we wanted to do in the first phase. Between the two quotes- many of the numbers didn't make sense, didn't add up right. I don't like to catch people in errors but when it comes to spending hard earned $ I do check the math and try to understand the job..not just look at the total and say...whatever. Plus, there was a dump fee of $320 for them to clean up after themselves- which seems odd- since most other contractors I've worked with have clean up as just a part of their responsibitily-cost of doing biz. We overlooked and let the sales person fix the numbers and agreed on a total. It's not that the total amount was that crazy--but the reasoning behind the $$ amounts were flawed..thus our confidence in them providing an accurate quote waned and made me doubt if they would be responsible when it came to delivering the job. Like most businesses, I would assume there are set prices for various work. For example- a basic install of a decomposed granite area- you would think it would be priced per square foot-but doesn't seem to be so. One completed area was one price...but a quote for a 2nd area of a smaller size-was quoted higher! ? So, we got the 1st phase done and then after the odd quoting decided maybe this place is kinda flakey and maybe just get the irrigation expanded for now and think over who will do the other work. But apparently it's not ok to change your mind and just request a less than $1000 task(irrigation expansion) to be done...because we never heard back from the sales person after that request..even though there was a standing appointment to meet to discuss next steps...they were a no show, no call, no email. Not like we were changing our minds every two seconds..it's just that we had questions since those numbers weren't adding up right and we felt like we wanted to understand what the work was. You have to be 100% clear on these jobs or you don't get what you want. But no response. Also- never go the promised paper yard design mailed to us..just emailed version. Also- just a few weeks ago we got a survey from the owner -on which I described my concerns and bad feeling-yet he never called to ask what happened or anything. So- to all the descriptions that Mr. is so fabulous- I have not seen it. .

-Jenny T.

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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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came by and provided an estimate. He and his crew started work the following week and finished the job in 3 days. We could not be more satisfied!
- Michael M.

provided an estimate and was able to schedule the work for the day I requested. That day he and his crew arrived right on time and got right to work. They did a great job with pruning our shrubs (we have a large yard so there was a lot of pruning to do) and by the time they were done everything looked well manicured and tidy. ...More They even worked in the rain. I was extremely satisfied. They followed my instructions (I'm a little fussy) and did everything the way I wanted it done. I would definitely recommend and his crew.
- Andrea C.

Our experience with this Co. was mixed. The first load of soil we got delivered. They were prompt in delivering it and all went well. The second load we picked up a couple of weeks later and split with some friends of ours. All seemed to go well at first...that is until the growing of the plants was underway. The ones planted in the first load grew ...More pretty well (nothing spectacular) but the plants grown in the second load managed to get going for about a month and then totally crapped out. The same was true for the friends we spit the load with. Their plants made it about a month or so and then all growth ground to a halt. Both ours and theirs then just browned up gradually and died despite our pleadings with them and other efforts to salvage something of these plants. Totally different backyards in every respect (well, we both have black grills), same problem with the plants. Ok, so we got a bad load. Sucks but I'm sure not unmanageable. I'll just call up Hasties and try to find out what to do. Maybe have the soil tested, maybe they can tell me what I should amend it with, etc. The first call I put in was answered by a woman (sounded young) who I think I would fire if I had the intestinal fortitude to actually own a business in the first place and she worked for me and I heard her talk to a client the way she talked to me. After telling her what happened with the plants grown in the second load and her looking up the information about our first purchace (which they have on record) she asks me, and lets just say less than politely, if I have any proof that I bought the second load from Hasties. I said I didn't know if I still had the receipt but was that really an issue and she says to me, and I quote, "I'm not going to just take your word for it". Look, I have not been rude, I have not been accusatory, I have not asked for anything at this point, neither advice nor for compensation, nothing, and that is the reaction I get. First of all, I would never say this to a customer even if I truly believed they were crooks. It's just plain rude not to mention what if you are wrong? You just completely offended and alienated a customer. Secondly, look at the logic of the situation. If I'm a scheister, why would I even tell you it was the second load that the plants grew poorly in. If I'm a scheister I call up and say, you delivered a load of soil to me and it was bunk, check your records and give me my money back. No crook is gonna call up and say I got two loads of soil from you, one that you have a record of and one that you don't but don't worry, it was the one you don't have a record of that is c*** (actually, c*** would have been preferable to what they provided), So, being the passive customer that I am I tell her I will try to find the receipt since she can't 'just take my word for it,' and call her back. When I can't find the receipt I call back feeling a little emboldened after considering how I've just been treated and ready to "demand to speak with her manager". But, the phone is answered by a different woman who was much nicer which immediately renders my planned angry tirade into a little piddly snivel about droopy tomatoes and she tells me the guy who deals with complaints is not in but she'll have him call me Monday. Naturally, Monday comes and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 1 month later still no call from the guy who deals with complaints. Meanwhile, I have amended the soil with a load of composted horse manure that I got from a friend and we'll see how the tomatoes look this year. So all told, we got one good and one crappy load of soil, were treated both with great rudeness and with pleasantness. The experience almost cancels itself out.
- Twylah S.

and his team did an outstanding job. They showed up when they said they would and worked hard for 2 straight days. always took time out to answer any questions I had and even did a few things that I asked him to do that wasn't in the original plan. I was worried one of my sprinklers was not functioning ...More correctly and called back. He came back immediately and checked everything out. He was very responsive and wanted to make sure I was happy. I will use them for any future work and would highly recommend them to others!
- Terri M.

Our yard is so small and other companies either laughed at us or just didn't return our calls. I am so glad that and his team did. worked with us on the design and really understood our low maintenance vision. We ran into some issues with our proposed dog run materials. Pea-rock and decomposed ...More granite were out due to the dogs, so we decided on stamped-concrete and everyone made it such an easy switch. We also wanted to re-purpose some already existing stones, fences, and other materials and they worked it in. They pulled out old plants, crabgrass and leveled the ground, added mounds, and poured a beautiful walkway and patio. They were able to match an exiting and a wrought iron fence and it all came together nicely. was the site manager and everyone had great communication. Always knew when they would be there and they kept it clean after every visit (big points for me). From the top down, everyone was professional and friendly. The once dreaded mud bog in the back yard is now so nice, I hate to let the dogs out even in their own area. No more muddy paws in the house and the dogs love their digging area. We are looking to transform the front yard and we will definitely be calling and his team.
- Sean C.

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PO BOX 293206


3766 LILY LN
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4320 St Judes Hill

Bennett Building Company

2701 Del Paso Rd #130-201

BLAIN STUMPF Rock, Sand & Gravel

PO Box 231
Shingle Springs

BR Lawn & Yard Service

3407 Nadine Street

California Backyard Design

P. O. Box 231134

Cascading Falls Inc.

7804 Forsyth ct

Concrete Landscape Services

11151 Trade Center Dr
Rancho Cordova

Construction Services

3844 Centinella dr.
North Highlands


9620 Angelina Court

Demetre Landscapes

3053 Freeport Blvd


Shingle Springs

Farsight Tradesmen

801 Watt Ave



FiveSTAR Landscape

1000 River Rock Dr



GM Complete Cleanup

119 Beard St




West Sacramento

Hybrid Construction

930 Florin Rd



Killinger's Excavating

8911 Aksarben Dr


4135 Orange Grove Ave.

Landscapes By Rhodes

6110 2nd Street
Rio Linda


4970 Rocklin Road


PO Box 245408

Master Design Landscape

6132 Glenhurst Way
Citrus Heights

Mogensen Landscaping

8209 Scarlet Oak Cir
Citrus Heights

Natureffects landscape & maintance

PO Box 292277

Nunez Irrigation & Landscaping

PO Box 226
Shingle Springs

Petretti Landscape Services

P.O. Box 333
Pollock Pines

Reinhardt Construction

2590 Tapley Rd
West Sacramento

Rent Ready

5710 Auburn Blvd

Royal Garden Landscaping

2222 francisco drive ste 510
El Dorado

Sacramento Landscape

86 Oak


5462 14th Ave

The Handyman Guy

El Dorado Hills

TNT Window Cleaning & Home Services

6600 carmelwood dr.
Citrus Heights

Total Landscape Concepts

6164 Big Bend Dr

TSD Construction

942 Trestle Glen Way

USA Maintenance

8642 Amesbury Ct

Valley Home Centers

1415 N Beale Rd


PO Box 6624

WinSol Groundworks

9275 Beatty Dr

YourTurf, Inc.

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano

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Zaharis Landscaping Inc.
Citrus Heights

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