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"We are first time users of a mowing/trimming service. Arrived same day every week. Good job. Fair price. No Contract needed. Definitely would recommend.

-Dorothy C.

"My driveway leading to the back of the house gets muddy when it's rainy season. I researched a little bit on the topic and found on" Angie's list. I emailed the company through Angie's List and quickly replied. I asked more questions such as based on the dimensions of my driveway, how much gravel I would need and what type of rocks will meet my needs. and I emailed back and forth and each time he gave very clear and upfront answers. He gave a very reasonable quote and scheduled for a day that was convenient for me. On the day of delivery, he came on time. Even though it was rainy, he kept a very positive attitude throughout the whole process. His truck was able to dump & spread the rocks that I ordered which made my job a lot easier. Everything went very smoothly and I am very happy with the product and delivery of it. Would use again, definitely.

-angela C.

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Mulch & Wood Chips

Mulch can be a lot of different things, but at its core it exists as a material that is applied to landscaping, walking paths and flower beds for aesthetic purposes, to suppress weed growth, retain moisture and supply nutrients to soil through decay.

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Discourage weeds in your garden landscape and get the most from your mulch with these tips from a landscaping pro.

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Here's how to jump start your spring lawn and landscape projects.

Landscapers mulch to moderate soil temperature, conserve moisture, suppress weeds and to add organic matter to the soil as the shredded bark breaks down.

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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.

Mulch Delivering reviews in Escondido


I talked to on the phone and told him that I needed about 8 cubic yards of topsoil for some flower beds. He recommended their garden soil and we agreed for them to deliver it the next day. I was pleasantly surprised at the very quick service. They didn't show up at the scheduled time and I called and found out that ...More they apparently had some kind of mechanical problem. They did show up a short time later. I showed the driver where I wanted the soil dumped and he put it exactly where I wanted it. I do mean exact! The soil itself had too many sticks mixed into it for my preference, however, it did the job very nicely. I would order it again. was very polite, professional and helpful and it was nice to be able to use my credit card and pay by phone a couple of hours before delivery. I didn't even have to leave the house. Overall, a very good experience.
- Ronald M.

and his team were awesome to work with. My yard was a disaster that I couldnt get under control with weeds and over growth some of the growth had been going on for over a year and this is with me continually trying to clear out the area. 's team of guys came to the rescue of my yard. Not only ...More did they weed my yard front and back they also put mulch down throughout my yard. I live on a corner lot and had removed alot of the grass for flower beds and the entire yard needed to have mulch laid down. His guys did all of it in 1 day and my yard looks great now. I would highly recommend them to anyone that needs work done.
- Danielle D.

The company said "we are not on Angie's List and there is no discount for anyone". I said I had just checked before we drove over and that indeed they were on Angie's List and they denied it. Other individuals had told me that they were and they got a discount on both purchase and delivery. They vehemently denied this. So we ...More just paid for our purchase and paid the delivery fee. We will never use this company again. The only positive element of this experience was that the road base product was good and the delivery driver was very competent and professional. So I am not sure what is going on with this company, but we have other companies available and we will never use them again.
- Gene C.

Everything, every time, is completed beautifully, professionally, timely and within the budget reviewed with the final plan. is an excellent organization with phenomenal people and we highly recommend them! I would give them an A+.
- Janice L.

They delivered on time and material was perfect. We were very pleased with everything. I wish they could have delivered both of them on the same truck which could have saved a charge but it was good quality. It Was over all good experience.
- Mandy S.

Had to re-schedule from original workplan due to delays in completing other work; called ahead to keep me in the loop at each turn.
Expertly and expeditiously completed our work upon arrival. Have already provided his business card to my neighbors.
- Kenneth B.

They did a fine job. It was fine. It actually cost about $50 or $75 more because they said they needed to add more mulch. They could have asked me what I wanted done. They could have spent the entire time which they did not.

was extremely responsive and helpful in setting up the work to be done. He provided an accurate, detailed estimate of work to be done. I emailed him with multiple questions, all of which he replied to in a timely fashion. The staff that were assigned to our job arrived promptly and completed the work within the time that we had ...More discussed. They were polite and courteous and did excellent work. We are very happy with the work that was done and would be happy to use them again in the future.
- Lisa M.

Landscaping Mulch in Escondido, CA

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A Passion For Gardening

10424 Burned Oak Ln

A Tree and Tree Service Inc.

1862 Washington St
Lemon Grove

A+ Landscapes

25317 Jesmond Dene

A. C. Loredo Landscaping

679 La Sierra Dr
San Marcos


4570 Alvarado Canyon Road
San Diego

Ace Hardware Carlsbad

7188 Avenida Encinas #110

Akil Construction

67 Anacapa Ln
Aliso Viejo

Anthony's ALL Service

Valley Center

Bedrock Boulders and Landscape Products

1998 E. Chase Ave
El Cajon


225 La Mesa Dr
La Mesa

Brothers Landscape

PO Box 704
El Cajon

Calderon's Landscaping

PO. Box 5212
San Diego

Carlos Cares Landscaping

P. O. Box 1694

Considerate Tree Care Inc

P.O. Box 2595
El Cajon

Craig Shelton Landscapes

PO Box 9718
San Diego

Cris Castro Landscape Maintenance

971 Darwin Dr

CTAI Pacific Greenscape

23520 Kettle Rd


PO BOX 1201

Dame Landscape Inc

306-N W El Norte Pkwy

Daos Landscape Services

P.O. Box 26363
San Diego


San Diego

DEW Sprinkler and Services

35655 Rainier Street


San Diego

Down Under Services

PO Box 6609
San Diego

Dr Benson's Natural mix

4012 S Rainbow Blvd

Dreamscapes Landscape Design

1106 Second St #848

Famiglia Construction

5981 Trojan Ave
San Diego

Flanagan's Landscape

12204 Holland Rd

Fujiwara Landscape

1578 Via Risa
San Marcos

GE Fay Construction

930 Deodar Rd

Go Green Services

1245 2nd. Ave.
Chula Vista

Goldberg & Segal LLC

7770 Regents Road
San Diego

Greatsoil LLC

641 Rock Springs Rd

Green Acres Nursery

2600 Ramona Dr

Green Gardening Today

3636 Front St
San Diego

Green Life Studios

3592 Caminito El Rincon Unit 122
San Diego

Greenridge Landscape Inc.

4257 Bobby Ln.
La Mesa


San Diego

Happy Earth Gardens

Faraday Rd.

Happy Hauling

870 Nolbey St.

Hi-Tech Builders Inc

5435 Balboa Blvd.

Higuera's Tree Care

2737 Pikake St
San Diego


San Diego

Irrigation Turf Management Specialists

3322 Sweetwater Springs Blvd. #100
Spring Valley

Jeromes Home Improvements

4595 Mount Henry Pl
San Diego

John Landspace

3936 58th St
San Diego

Juniper Landscape Company

10638 Prospect Ave

Kokaila Lawn & Garden Services

12515 Woodside Ave Ste 911




San Marcos

Landscaping AM

San Diego

Lindholm Landscapes LLC

4114 Hilldale Rd
San Diego

M&T Landscape Studios

21st & Broadway
San Diego

Mark's Handyman Service

5021 Shore Dr

McKowski's Maintenance Systems, Inc

10979 San Diego Mission Rd
San Diego

Medlin Landscape Services

132 Avenida San Dimas
San Clemente

Michels Landscape

878 Via Soledad

Moberly Landscape




MS+Larq Landscape Design-Build

42361 Harwick Lane

MurrElls Service

410 S. Santa Fe Ave

Natural Aspect Gardenscape

PO Box 2055
La Mesa


El Cajon

North County Landscape

12112 Los Amigos Way


San Marcos

Panjia Outdoors

1309 Simpson Way

Parker Remodeling & Construction

735 Buena Tierra Way

Plant Nativ

3919 30th Street
San Diego

Plantopia - Interior Plant Service

10457 S. Roselle St.
San Diego

Plateau Pest Solutions Inc

1922 Odell Cir

Raimero Tello

2234 Montemar Ave

RamFLEX Builders

PO Box 1012






8240 Broadway
Lemon Grove

RCP Block & Brick

8240 Broadway
Lemon Grove

RCP Block & Brick

75 N 4th AVE
Chula Vista

Rivers Landscape Construction Inc

1175 Industrial Ave

San Diego Tree Care Inc

9974 Scripps Ranch Blvd
San Diego

San Pasqual Valley Soils

16111 Old Milky Way

Scott's Tree & Lawn Service

414 S Tulip St

SD Urban Gaden Service

2779 katherine Street
El Cajon

Shibui Landscape Inc



5002 2ND ST

Steven's Hauling

1400 Madera Street
Lemon Grove


Valley Center

TLC Landscaping Services

4988 Mt. Almagosa Dr.
San Diego

Tony Gomez Tree Service

700 N Johnson Ave
El Cajon

Toro Home Maintenance & Repairs

1270 Phillips Street

torres and sons landscaping

5539 fredonia st.
San Diego


San Marcos

Unique Touch Landscaping

4250 north lane
Del Mar

Urban Bloom Landscape, Inc.

El Cajon

VARGAS Handyman Services

160 E Street C104

Western Outdoor Design and Build

1210 E. Barham Drive
San Marcos

William Joyce Design

1404 Tyler Ave
San Diego


2163 Monarch Ridge Cir
El Cajon

YourTurf, Inc.

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano

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