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in San Francisco, CA

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VITTORIO L.
"We had a do-it-yourself 2,000
koi pond full of some large fish for a number of years, and over that period of time it needed a complete overhaul.
" and his crew did a fabulous job. The quote was quite reasonable.
recognized that the fish were our pets, and not just garden accessories, and he exercised the utmost care so as not to stress them (and us!) out during the process. The business is a family affair, so there was always personal supervision by either
or his wife, or his brother during the whole process, which made us very comfortable. A year later, the pond today is crystal clear. The filtration system is incredibly easy to maintain, as opposed to the old messy bio-filter system. Over the last year, he has been very responsive to questions and has dropped by at our request to periodically check things out. Recently we asked him to come by and perform a more extensive servicing of the pond, as we noticed that the filtration system was not as efficient as before. He provided a quick solution, took time to make sure we knew what to do, and followed up a few days later to make sure we (and the fish) were doing alright. We have decided to call
for pond servicing twice a year. If you have a pond, and you love your fish, you need to talk to
today. It's the best decision we made.
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Richard T.
"I was pleased with them and they did a great job. The guy in charge really knows what he's doing. When replacing our driveway he made it better. He got the job done in a timely" manner. He was good about taking instructions. He was great with the follow up. I would recommend and use him again in the future.

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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.
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Natural stones will have some degree of variance given the lack of pre-made consistency.

 

1/2" is too much from stone to stone and should be able to be fixed with additional leveling sand. 

 

 

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All Lakefront Landscapers in San Francisco, CA

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5K Design & Construction Inc

515 Highland Ave
San Mateo

A Scape Artist

1195 Pine Ave
San Jose

AB LANDSCAPING INC

PO Box 41073
San Jose

ABC Landscaping Inc

138 Ricardo Ave
Piedmont

Accelerated Building Contractors

P.O. Box 15453
San Luis Obispo

AJ's Landscaping

P.O. Box 1135
Brentwood

All Things Green, Inc.

4912 Central Way
Fairfield

ANDY'S CONSTRUCTION & GENERAL

3345 CLIFTON CT
Fremont

Babylon Gardens Landscaping

2657 Donner Trl
Riverbank

Baron Construction and Remodeling co,

14510 Big Basin way
Saratoga

Bay Area Drainage Inc

86 Buckingham Dr
Moraga

BB&B Builders Inc.

44 Indian Rock ct.
San Anselmo

Berndt Landscape

El Cerrito

BETTER ROOFING WITH TRAVIS

220 Mar Vista
Watsonville

BIO FRIENDLY GARDENS

1177 CRAGMONT AVE
Berkeley

BLUHON CONSTRUCTION

1160 Brickyard Cove Rd. Suite 200
Richmond

Bountiful Botanicals, Inc.

433 37th Street
Oakland

Brickhouse Construction, Inc.

4500 Holland Tract Rd.
Brentwood

Bright Eagles Construction

10381 Singleton Rd
San Jose

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

Caffrey Landscapes

108 Belle Ave
San Rafael

CAPP Services

Sunnyvale

Castello Landscape Construction

2580 Senter rd
San Jose

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

CK Water Systems & Landscape Development

356 Spruce St
San Francisco

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord

Core Landscaping

14090 Blossom Hill Rd
Los Gatos

Creative Ponds And Gardens

PO Box 505
Millbrae

CROWN CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 1394
Lafayette

D&B Happy Landscapes

1369 19th Ave
San Francisco

DAC LANDSCAPING

PO BOX 62061
Sunnyvale

DBP Construction

1493 Highland Blvd
Hayward

DeBernardi development, Inc

5776 Sonoma Dr. suite D

Diamond Rose Landscape

1018 Rock Ridge Ct
Pittsburg

DO Concrete

Roseville

DURHAM FENCE CO

2156 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame

DUTCHOVER & ASSOC

40 California Ave.
Pleasanton

Duvall Family Landscape

2943 Edison Drive
San Jose

EarthPro

799 Lincoln Ave
San Jose

Eco-Systems Landscape Solutions, LLC

410 Maple Street
Redwood City

ECORE CONTRACT

21C ORINDA WAY
Orinda

EF GOMEZ CEMENT CONTRACTOR

1350 UNDERWOOD AVE
San Francisco

Elemental Landscape and Design

2837 Gazelle Dr
Campbell

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont

Field of Dreams Landscaping and Concrete

65 Washington Street PMB 168
Santa Clara

Finest Home Remodeling

22287 Mulholland
Calabasas

Foo Bar

San Francisco

French's Waterscapes

PO Box 4085
Walnut Creek

Gazal Landscaping

903 E El Camino Real Ste#6-200
Mountain View

Genesis Stoneworks

43128 Christy St
Fremont

GLI Norcal Landscape Construction

125 Rich Street
Greenbrae

Green Edge

P.O box 1772
Pleasanton

Green Grass Property Maintenance

606 Altino Blvd
San Jose

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315
Oakland

Hardy Group Builders

PO Box 157
Los Gatos

HIGHLAND LANDSCAPE

10397 CULL CANYON RD
Castro Valley

Home Healing Renovations

702 Harrison Street
Berkeley

iBuild Construction

2765 Hunter st.
East Palo Alto

IMS LANDSCAPE & MAINTENANCE

PO BOX 33282
Los Gatos

Integrity Landscape Services,Inc.

4848 San Felipe Rd.#150-306
San Jose

J R S Builders

PO Box 2912
Antioch

JEFFREY MCLANE + ASSOC, INC

330 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Ste G
San Anselmo

John Antonio Landscaping

1457 Magnolia Ave
Petaluma

Kay Green Landscape

8400 Delta Dr
Gilroy

Kerri Landscape Services

1826 Buena Vista Ave
Livermore

KRB Construction

707 Continental Circle

LA RENAISSANCE BUILDERS INC

1061 BELL MARIN KEYS
Novato

LAND CO ENVIRONMENTS, INC.

859 N MCDOWELL BLVD
Petaluma

Landscape Care Co

4026 Pacheco Blvd
Martinez

Landscape Solutions

16674 Chirco Dr
Los Gatos

Le's Landscaping Services

PO Box 3776
San Rafael

LEBEC Inc

8494 Lone Tree Way
Brentwood

Low Cost Quality Yard Maintenance and Landscape

7661 Camino Colegio
Rohnert Park

M ROSENBERG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

878 VALENCIA SCHOOL RD
Aptos

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

maintainance services

1271 eucalyptus drive
Vallejo

Makoni Construction

PlO. Box 2445
Menlo Park

MAXIMUM SERVICE LANDSCAPING

48 Chester St
Daly City

MB Landscaping

1177 Branham Ln. #409
San Jose

MODERN LANDSCAPING INC

214 CRISTICH LN
Campbell

Mr Green Turf.

1598 malesta rd

MW CONSTRUCTION

633 Coventry Rd
Berkeley

NATURAL BRIDGES LANDSCAPING

15015 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos

No Nonsense Horticultural Svcs/NNHS Enterprises

2491 San Ramon Vly Blvd #1
San Ramon

North Arrow Landscape Design

334 Encina Avenue
Redwood City

One Stop Plastering Inc.

309 Paloma
San Rafael

One Way Landscape

1424 Sierra Road
Fremont

Pacific Contracting

5430 Colusa Avenue
Richmond

PEACE OF MIND STRUCTURAL INC

180 South Blvd
San Mateo

Personalized Landscapes

6824 Montecito Court
Santa Rosa

Planet Horticulture

14765 Marys Ln
Guerneville

Planted Earth Design Build Co.

747 The Alameda
Berkeley

Professional Landscaping

3209 Mustang Circle
Fairfield

PSG Fencing

1133 N 10th St
San Jose

Redwood City Gardening

169 Duane St.
Redwood City

REDWOOD LANDSCAPE INC

PO BOX 387
Millbrae

RGS CONSTRUCTION

741 FOLGER AVE
Berkeley

RQS CONCRETE INC

PO BOX 55006
Hayward

SABRA MASONRY

630 N SAN PEDRO ST
San Jose

SALINAS REMODELING AND HENDYMAN SERVICE

349 POPLAR AVE. #5
Redwood City

SERENESCAPES

PO BOX 182
Canyon

Shambhala Landscapes

643 Mangels Ave
San Francisco

Spryscapes Construction, Inc.

1255 Vicente St
San Francisco

SUE ODA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

PO BOX 2674
El Cerrito

Swanson's Landscaping

521 Cinnabar Dr
Livermore

System Pavers

3750 S Susan St
Santa Ana

The Famous Handyman

Gordon Ave
San Jose

Thomas Landscape's

PO Box 300
Fulton

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

TUTUILA LANDSCAPING

36643 CAPISTRANO DRIVE
Fremont

V&H Landscaping

55 Pacifica Ave #148
Bay Point

Vee Horticulture

1563 Solano Ave
Berkeley

Walnut Creek Landscaping

3607 Village Rd
Concord

WatersideUSA

San Jose

Wine Country Greens

PO Box 549
Cotati

YourTurf, Inc.

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano

ZAMUDIO LANSCAPING

316 B ST
Petaluma
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