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"We wanted to remove some grass and an old concrete patio to create a new outdoor space. We checked on Angie's List and found
and Design" on it. Sent them a message using the mobile app. This was the first time using Angie's list you we weren't sure what to expect.
reached out to us to set up an appointment to discuss our needs. Using his experience he was able to help us some up with a great design that we hadn't thought of before. He was very prompt and responsive in sharing the detailed design and scope, which helped us size the project. There was no pressure on making a sale and we thought through the project and decided to move ahead very quickly. He made a number of in-person visits to help us choose the design and the paver samples. Once we contracted the work started in 2 days.
and his team came in and in a matter of a week transformed the new space. They demoed and removed the old concrete, excavated and laid down the new foundation for pavers and very professionally completed the work as promised. Everyday, they took our view on how the job was shaping up and if it was to our liking and were happy to accommodate small changes. They are clearly passionate about what they do. The trellis they did for us is great. Much larger than we thought of initially. They took the pain to come up with a very nice design and even made it ornamental. We also extended the work to include a side fence gate for the backyard. Overall, we are very pleased with the work they have done and would highly recommend them to others.

-Vishal S.

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may do great work, but the process is more like buying a car than dealing with a
contractor. While most of the contractors" we've dealt with are happy to provide a written quote after first learning our job requirements, the
rep ended up jotting down their price in pencil on the corner of his notebook. It was apparent that this price was not based on reality and subject to adjustment ("I need to call the office and see how low we can go"). When I mentioned we'd like to think it over, since it's a healthy chunk of money, he proceeded to guilt trip me and play other mental games. I was put off by the pressure tactics and smooth talking. This is in
contrast to another contractor who recently advised me to be sure and get three quotes for any job we plan to do.

-John K.

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Hardscaping

Creating a unique look for your yard means more than just cut grass, trimmed shrubbery and pretty flowers. Hardscaping, the creation of any man-made structures on your lawn, is just as crucial for overall appearance.

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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.

Hardscaping reviews in Dora

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was punctual and professional. We were also looking for outdoor lighting, a patio, and pool equipment housing, and ultimately decided to go with a general contractor to have everything done with one company, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company, as I appreciated the customer service we received, as well as seeing the excellent work that they do.
- Steve H.
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I received a propsal that was dated 02/24 signed it and returned it to him on March 2, 2015 however, he already told me on 02/27 that would be his start date. He then sent an email the day before (02/26) telling me that he was a couple of days behind so I waited a week and asked him again for a start date. Now, he is backed up more and has pushed my appointment back another week. I requested to talk to him on the phone and I have not heard back from him. He is just not prompt on responding, he's a great guy, great price, but the lack of communication is just frustrating. Want to do business with him but can not get him to talk to me.
- Richard R.
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They were not able to obtain all of the stones I needed and offered me the option of picking something else. I decided to wait until they were able to find it and they returned about a month later to complete the job.
- Mary Ann C.
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I give them an A-plus rating. What stood out was their unique design; it is not a cookie cutter company. They designed around our house. We have a very contemporary house and they gave us a very contemporary design. They are prompt, very good at cleanup afterwards addressed and they addressed any issues we had later. When we had something die they came out and replaced it right away. It is a very good company to work with. It was costly but we had a lot of landscaping done. We got what we paid for and got the quality we received. WE are planning to use them again and had them come out this February to take a look at our backyard.
- Leslie N.
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came to the house, sent a professional estimate and when I accepted it, he scheduled a time to come and do my repair job. He was on time, professional, and did the job so much more quickly than I expected. The walkway pavers look so good I will have to have him back to do the driveway!
- Susan S.
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are consummate professionals. They take great pride in their work and it showed in the excellent job that they did with our project. It took a while for us to put together the terms of a the project, but that was really an effort on both sides as we had to figure out our plans for our landscape.
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's experience helped us work through that. Once we had plans in place, the workers were very focused on the job -- one and a half weeks from the first day to completion for a decent-sized job. We had a couple of minor post-project issues that they cleared up for us as well. Overall excellent experience with them.

- David A.
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Everyone on the job was very professional . They were easy to talk to and explained each step that they were doing. The project was completed quicker than I thought and am very pleased with the results.
- Susan L.
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arrived on time and was very courteous and personable. We will certainly contact him in the future when we decide how we want to proceed.
- Barbara H.

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20 Cedar St
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