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"Excellent job, did not realize the value of the fertilizing, made all my bushes and trees pop and looked great all season.
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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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Lakefront Landscaping reviews in Tempe

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We met with
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Landscape rep at our home, agreed on which pool, signed the contract, was told would take 3-4 weeks for the pool to arrive, then between a week to at most 3 weeks to finish the install, allowing for weather. We paid the initial $15000 payment to order the pool, the pool took a month and a half to arrive, no real issue with this. We were told they would start on the pool the next day or two after they dropped the pool off in our yard, this turned out to be a month and a half later. Then we were told they would finish the install in about a week in a half to allow for settling of the ground, leveling the pool, electrical, and forming the concrete. Also was promised they would move the irrigation heads, make sure working correctly, sew new grass, and adjust the fence gate to be within county code, they moved the irrigation heads, but they were all broken, they threw grass seed on the dirt, but no grass has grown, and told us we had to do the fence to code after initially telling us they would handle that. To top all of this off, it did not take a week and a half to finish, it took an additional month. They did, from what we can tell, do a decent job on the pool itself, but all other aspects from the job were very sub par, very little contact or updating us as to what is going on unless they needed another payment, 3 payments in all, first one to order the pool (15k) second one when pool is placed on your property (10k) and final payment when finish install (12K), they were
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on the spot with communicating that to us. We would not recommend to use them if you a person that requires proper scheduling, promptness, and expect that what your told, you expect to receive.
- christopher A.
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was the first to respond. In fact, the only. My schedule was hectic at the time, so I postponed getting an estimate for several weeks. When I got back in touch via AngiesList message center,
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contacted me within minutes. ALL communication was super prompt and professional. We arranged a price and time to have the work done,
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was on time and called prior to the appointment to ensure everything was still a go. The work itself was first rate. I'm extremely pleased to have found
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as I now have a reliable and professional service.
- Jason G.
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Service was prompt, professional, and complete. The yard looked great and it saved us a LOT of time and effort. Definitely interested in hiring him again.
- Glenn F.
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We hired
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because we wanted a Japanese theme design for our front and backyard.
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's design proposal was exactly what we wanted.

He has a great eye for detail in creating the dry creek with beautiful surrounding plants/trees in the front and an azumaya, planter boxes, and the artificial grass for our backyard.

He is great at communicating via email, text and phone calls to answer all my questions and requests. His crew is very hard working, professional and makes sure my yard is cleaned of debris at the end of each day.

We love the garden and have enjoyed spending more time outside, even in the cold weather.
We would definitely hire him again for any future projects.
- Diparshi M.
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They check them twice a month during the summer. They treat the ponds for algae, clear debris, and take care of the weeds in the water. We’ve used them for years and will continue to.
- William M.
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Reflections does a beatiful job in design and installation. They keep the pond and stream in great shape, clean and looking fabulous. He helps me with the care of my Koi fish, as well as opening and closing the system each season. Pricing is great, too. I've used them for years now. I highly recommend Reflections for all landscaping, lighting and water feature needs!!
- Korina N.
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They were very professional fellas. They were on time, clean-cut, respectful, didn't take a ton of breaks or chit chat - they just got right to work everyday and really took my visions and brought them to life. They really cared and listened to what I wanted. And they gave me a GREAT DEAL!!!! I would recommend them over and over, and of course, will be using them again in the future!!
- Des L.
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He is very skilled in pond construction and knows much about the fish and plants.
He is honest and hard working, excellent value for money. We have used him for over 5 years now.
Highly recommended. We plan to have him enlarge and rebuild our smaller pond soon.
- Angela N.

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5 Star Service - JJ Gecko, LLC

P. O. Box 1264
Higley

ABC Plumbing and Rooter

284 E Chilton Dr
Chandler

Abracadabra Landscape Corp

PO Box 28
Litchfield Park

Acosta Landscape Inc.

P.O. Box 9823
Phoenix

affordable tree solutions

85 w combs rd suite101 #202
Queen Creek

Alexon Design Group

323 S. Gilbert Rd. Ste 209
Gilbert

ALLIANCE EARTHSCAPES & CONCRETE LLC

890 S VISTA
Apache Junction

APEX LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

11311 E. Germann Road
Chandler

Arizona Pond Boss

5815 E Elmwood St
Mesa

AZ Angels Green

13602 N 44th Street
Phoenix

Backyard Dream Builders

3714 W Las Palmaritas Dr
Phoenix

Blooming Desert Landscaping Inc

1550 E University Dr
Mesa

Braden Lawn and Landscaping

1521 e shamrock st
Gilbert

Caballero's Landscape

414 S. 4th St.
Buckeye

Capital R Construction

3009 N. Rockwell Blvd #4
Casa Grande

Consumer Finance Solutions

6909 W Ray Rd., B15-106
Chandler

creative green landscaping

P.O BOX 1542
Queen Creek

Creative Landscape Designs

3927 W Anderson Dr
Glendale

Custom Landscaping

260 W. Fairview St.
Chandler

CYC Landscaping

1528 W San Padro
Gilbert

D B DAVID BANKS LANDSCAPE

3904 E DES MOINES ST
Mesa

Deems Landscaping LLC

P.O. Box 12543
Glendale

Desert Environments Landscape and Design

50 East Adams Street
Phoenix

Design Scapes Inc.

3429 E. Morelos Court

Dryland Homewerks

Apache Junction

DVS Development Co.

118 W Orchid Ln
Phoenix

ELEMENT DESIGN & LANDSCAPE LLC

6462 E RUSTIC DR
Mesa

ESTRELLA ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, INC.

4354 N COTTON LN
Goodyear

Everything Grows by Lani

918 W. Barbados Dr.
Gilbert

Furcini Construction Co

4300 N 54th Street
Phoenix

Goodman's Landscape Maintenance, LLC. - Scottsdale

17470 North Pacesetter Way
Scottsdale

GREENART

4462 E Mockingbird Ln
Paradise Valley

Hawk Builders, LLC

6040 N. 7th St .
Phoenix

HORTICULTURAL FRONTIERS

2342 E SEQUOIA DR
Phoenix

J n L Builders

1350 E. Thomas Rd.

Kona Land & Water Escapes

7650 S McClintock Rd
Tempe

Loren's Lawn Grooming

1225 E Commonwealth Pl
Chandler

M.O.Z. Landscaping

15400 W Goodyear Blvd. North
Goodyear

Masterscapes LLC

22202 N 19th Ave
Phoenix

MIGUEL'S LANDSCAPING

509 N ARIZONA AVE
Chandler

Native Green Landscape

4926 E Crocus
Scottsdale

Phoenix Arizona Handyman Services

3544 W Morse Ct
Phoenix

Platinum Homes, Inc.

7400 E PINNACLE PEAK RD
Scottsdale

Premier Paradise Inc

1166 E Warner Rd Ste 218
Gilbert

Presidential Pools & Spas, LLC

525 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert

Proscapes LLC

15029 N Thompson Peak Pkwy B-111
Scottsdale

Quail Run Landscapes, LLC

3050 E St John Rd
Phoenix

RECESSION'S LAWN CARE

10614 W Pima St
Tolleson

Red Mountain Building LLC

P.O. Box 6904
Chandler

Remodel Tempe

PO Box 27643
Tempe

Reparo Landscaping

6133 w palm ln
Phoenix

ROCK SPREADERS LLC

1431 E Breezy Ct
Phoenix

ScapeTech Landscaping & Design

2155 East Avenida Del Valle Ct
Gilbert

Siglo Landscaping and Masonry

1075 S Cortez Rd
Apache Junction

Sonoran Falls Inc.

3830 W. Happy Valley Rd
Glendale

Specific Rain

31464 - N. Sonza Way
Queen Creek

Straight Line Landscape

23620 N. 20th Drive
Phoenix

Sustain Scape

8040 E Morgan Trail
Scottsdale

Tenant Land Management, Inc.

4135 S Power Rd Ste 133
Mesa

The Pond Gnome

22767 N 104th Ln
Peoria

WS Home Maintenance

342 south 40 th
Mesa

YourTurf, Inc.

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd

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