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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 Pasadena


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 Pasadena, CA

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3 Pinos Inc.

P.O. Box 370907

3D Landscape

P.O. 2123

A 2 Zen Contracting

367 Sunrise Ter


PO BOX 20288

A&G Construction

Rancho Cucamonga


San Dimas

Advanced Tree Care

17436 Lull St.

All Season Turf

29905 San Jacinto

Amazon Tree Service Inc & Landscaping

1423 N Marengo Ave

American Heritage Pool Corporation

PO Box 11996
Palm Desert

Andre Landscape Service, Inc.


Aramexx Construction

500 East "E" St.

Art Construction

1301 W. Glenoaks Blvd

B2B Design / Build

6302 Whittier Ave.

BAM Water Wise Landscapes

449 Alamosa Dr

Baron Bros Nursery

7568 Santa Rosa Rd

Bartlett Tree Experts - 101212

841 E. Mission Road
San Gabriel

Be Green Landscaping

17730 Lassen St Apt 202

Botanicare Plant Services

11560 Gateway Blvd
Los Angeles

Bright Green Contracting

464 Larkstone Ln.


12087 Lopez Canyon Rd Ste 40

California Arborist


California Construction Center

12509 Oxnard Street
North Hollywood


3747 Phillips Blvd

California Environmental Care

2298 North Batavia Street

Camacho Gardening Service

PO Box 6913

Campos Landscaping

22602 Grace Ave



CASAS Tree & Landscape

214 s Kroeger st

Champion Building Materials

7451 Foothill Blvd

City Pick Ups

422.2 Lagoon Ave

Climbers Tree Service

9621 Woodley Ave
North Hills


16656 Ventura Blvd.

Creative Concepts Landscape Management, Inc.

2523 Foothill Boulevard
La Crescenta

Creative Innovations Landscape & Design

5026 Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera

Design by Nature Studio

149 S. Barrington Ave. #930
Los Angeles

Dr Benson's Natural mix

4012 S Rainbow Blvd

Dr. Green Landscape

8738 Graham Ave.



Erazo's Tree & Landscaping Inc

3220 1/2 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles

Farmers Insurance

325 N 2nd Ave

Forest Green Tree Service

814 S Fir Ave
Culver City

Fsg Topsoil

12000 Paxton st

G&L Design Building & Landscape Inc

23508 Strathern St
West Hills


Highland Park
Los Angeles

Grannde Landscaping

4533 W Imperial Hwy Ste. F

Green Valley Construction

8024 Quartz Ave

Greenwise Construction

1875 N. Echo Park
Los Angeles

Growquest Nursery

1413 Grand Avenue


4339 Emerson St

Hawkeye Landscape Design

380 Thorpe Cir
Thousand Oaks

Hi-Tech Builders Inc

5435 Balboa Blvd.


Panorama City

IGM Auto Repair

6205 Kester Ave
Van Nuys

JC Landscaping and Maintenance

6949 Lauren Canyon Blvd #128
North Hollywood

Jimmy's Custom Upholstery


Joe's Pro Services

1134 Orange Dr.

Johnny's Contracting & Handyman SVC

5433 Rochester St

Johnson Tree Service, Inc.

P.O. Box 28

L.A. Green Landscape Maintenance

PO Box 191864
Los Angeles

Landscape Technologies

144 W Allen Ave.
San Dimas

Lenkin Design Inc

1112 Lagunita Road

Leoline Handyman Services

Po Box 2542
Huntington Beach



Levi's Landscaping Inc.

3467 Twogood Lane



Martinez Gardening Services

1629 Shepherd Drive

Marvel Landscapes

7415 La Tuna Canyon Road
Sun Valley

Mathew Gray Landscaping

602 Hauser Blvd
Los Angeles

Mellinger Tree Service

PO Box 1135
Pacific Palisades

Modified Landscapes

PO box 411506
Los Angeles

NCC Construction

7426 Cherry Avenue, Suite 210-429



Oasis Home construction, Inc

1236 North Orchard Drive

P & G Remodeling

9000 Orion Ave

PLS Construction

15189 Ashwood Lane
Chino Hills

Ponce Construction, Inc.

22 Bell Vista
Foothill Ranch

Prados Garden Maintenance

13906 Osborne St

Preferred Home Builders Inc

6271 Variel Ave
Woodland Hills

Prescott General Contracting

401 Avenida San Carlos
San Clemente


301 Eunice Cir
La Habra


2629 Foothill Blvd
La Crescenta

Rahn Contractor Associates

24646 Devonport Circle
Laguna Hills

Rain Forest LA Inc

442 Alandele Ave
Los Angeles

Russ's Transmission Inc

8441 Reseda Blvd

Senel Construction Engineering

2935 camino del zuro
Thousand Oaks

Singleton Construction Company

53221 Flutterbye St.
Lake Elsinore

Smart Design Landscape

1730 Fairmount Ave
La Canada Flintridge

Smart Yards

1105 Chavez St

So.Cal Landscape & Pond

12881 Lemonwood Ln
Garden Grove

Soil Direct

8209 Foothill Blvd

Sugar Gardens

3500 Overland

T C Landscape

28530 Perry Rd.

Team Expedite

554 Frankfurt Ave. West Covina

The Cleaning Machines

7311 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

The Home Depot

1451 W Foothill Blvd

The Home Depot

2450 Cherry Ave
Signal Hill

Tierra Verde Landscape and Masonry Inc.

1115 W Foothill Blvd

Torres Gardening &Landscaping

8834 Stansbury Ave
Panorama City

Tree Preservation Inc

9722 Marcus Ave

Trugreen - Irwindale

16022 Adelante St

Villa Bella Construction

10 Mondrian
Aliso Viejo

West Coast Commercial Construction

13710 Bora Drive
Santa Fe Springs

William Joyce Design

1404 Tyler Ave
San Diego

WJ Landscape Maintenance, Inc.

738 N. Loren Ave

YourTurf, Inc.

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano

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