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"I called them up to have 9yds of loam delivered. They asked if I wanted it delivered that day which was a shock. I happened to be home when they delivered it and" had a nice chat with the driver, he dumped the loam exactly where I wanted it and everything went well. The delivery was free and the price was good. The loam is good quality so I really have no complaints. Good price, good service, punctual and all around a good transaction. Would order from them again.

-Jeffrey P.

"When they arrived, they asked me where my areas of priority were in my yard and I told them that the front was a priority. They then proceeded to dump all of the" mulch in the front yard and didn't distribute it on the sides or back at all. When they were finished, they just left - no goodbye, no thank you, nothing. I can't recommend them to anyone.

-Dr. J. Frederick B.

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Mulch and Topsoil

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. Topsoil is the nutrient-rich, uppermost layer of soil that is ideal for gardening and planting.

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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.

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and his team replaced a retaining wall the entire length of my backyard and also around a large and old planter box that had deteriorated over the years. In addition they replaced the retaining structure around my A/C unit on the side of the house. All of the work came out great. It not only looks good but it's obvious that the workmanship is outstanding as well.
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crew was very punctual and left my yard very neat and tidy. I would highly recommend using them for any of your landscaping needs.
- Scott D.

went extremely well. Contracted through Home Depot of all places, and I couldn't be happier with the service, communication, price, and quality of work. This company is the real deal.
- Thomas B.

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's crew always does a great job! Debris haul away is always spotless! I have used
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on several occasions and I will continue to hire them in the future!
- John J.

This is a top notch company. I'm very happy from the start . The rep,
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, was very professional, taking time to walk me through all the options. The crew of 6-8 people were uniformed and professional. I paid a little extra for quality but that is what I got in return.
- Brian L.

Arrived when expected, crew worked hard entire time, cleaned up at the end of each day. Completed work on time and removed debris at end of job.
- mary J.

I have used
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and tree service many times for my residential work and have been pleased with the work.
This time I had a bigger job for a commercial property.
We discussed on site twice the work I was expecting and
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made a few suggestions. He was able to make himself available both times....More /> I actually had two last minute changes (removing some work and adding some other) and
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was able to accommodate without fuss which I appreciated.
The work was schedule towards the end of our time frame which made me a bit nervous but in the end
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team came and delivered the work on time.
I am happy with the results and feel that the price is very reasonable.
I will continue to work with this company.
Thank you.
- francois B.

We were very pleased with the work. In fact we were so pleased that we had the company redo our front entrance. We found Mr.
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very personable and easy to work with. He closely listened to what we wanted. I was the one who dealt mostly with the project instead of my husband and Mr.
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listened and spoke to me with respect. With some contractors the wife/female is treated as only an annoyance. It was refreshing to be treated as valuable in the decision making.This group is by far the best that we have dealt with in Northern Virginia. I am just sorry that this company does not do their renovations in the home.
For do's for a project I would suggest looking over Mr.
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' pictures and books and really listening to his suggestions. Although he is young he does have valuable experience and knowledge in his business. This business is what he has chosen as his life's work and how he plans to grow. He cannot afford to do Inadequate jobs and have unhappy customers in the D.C. Area.
It may sound unbelievable but I do not have any
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'ts about this company.. We are going to call them back to do some more landscaping this fall. No higher recommendation can be made for a company that has done a project than the customer calling them back to do more work.
- Elizabeth M.

Did what was discussed as expected. Provided good advice and clear instructions to maximize value of work. Took a bit of back and forth to get a date scheduled but it was a small job so I'm not surprised it had to be fit into schedule
- Gregory Z.

Landscaping Mulch in Torrance, CA

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3 Pinos Inc.

P.O. Box 370907

3D Landscape

P.O. 2123


PO BOX 20288


4570 Alvarado Canyon Road
San Diego

Advanced Tree Care

17436 Lull St.

Alford's English Gardens

1840 E 29th St
Signal Hill

All Season Turf

29905 San Jacinto

American Heritage Pool Corporation

PO Box 11996
Palm Desert

Andre Landscape Service, Inc.




Art Construction

1301 W. Glenoaks Blvd

B2B Design / Build

6302 Whittier Ave.

Baron Bros Nursery

7568 Santa Rosa Rd

Be Green Landscaping

17730 Lassen St Apt 202

Bennett Landscape

25889 Belle Porte Ave
Harbor City

Botanicare Plant Services

11560 Gateway Blvd
Los Angeles

Bright Green Contracting

464 Larkstone Ln.


12087 Lopez Canyon Rd Ste 40

Calhouns Lawncare & Gardening

319 E 220th St

California Arborist


California Construction Center

12509 Oxnard Street
North Hollywood

California Environmental Care

2298 North Batavia Street

Campos Landscaping

22602 Grace Ave

CASAS Tree & Landscape

214 s Kroeger st

City Pick Ups

422.2 Lagoon Ave

Climbers Tree Service

9621 Woodley Ave
North Hills

Collar Design

14004 Palawan Way
Marina Del Rey


16656 Ventura Blvd.

Creative Concepts Landscape Management, Inc.

2523 Foothill Boulevard
La Crescenta

Creative Innovations Landscape & Design

5026 Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera

CTAI Pacific Greenscape

23520 Kettle Rd

Design by Nature Studio

149 S. Barrington Ave. #930
Los Angeles

Dr Benson's Natural mix

4012 S Rainbow Blvd



Erazo's Tree & Landscaping Inc

3220 1/2 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles

Farmers Insurance

325 N 2nd Ave

Fix and Build Construction

529 E Alton Ave
Santa Ana



Forest Green Tree Service

814 S Fir Ave
Culver City

Fsg Topsoil

12000 Paxton st

Garibay Landscape

4031 W 106th St

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

Hi-Tech Builders Inc

5435 Balboa Blvd

IGM Auto Repair

6205 Kester Ave
Van Nuys

Jay's Gardening

3833 W 107th Street

JC Cleaning Services

1966 W. La Palma Ave.

JN Land Maintenance, Inc.

904 W Hydepark Blvd

Joe's Pro Services

1134 Orange Dr.

Johnny's Contracting & Handyman SVC

5433 Rochester St

Koi Masters USA, Inc.

1115 w struck ave

L.A. Green Landscape Maintenance

PO Box 191864
Los Angeles

Lenkin Design Inc

1112 Lagunita Road

Leoline Handyman Services

Po Box 2542
Huntington Beach



Levi's Landscaping Inc.

3467 Twogood Lane

Mathew Gray Landscaping

602 Hauser Blvd
Los Angeles

Modern-Touch Design

6399 Wilshire blvd., #710

Natural Touch, Inc. Pool & Landscape Construction

98 Morning Glory
Rancho Santa Margarita

Nature's Touch

622 E. 111th St.
Los Angeles

NCC Construction

7426 Cherry Avenue, Suite 210-429

Oasis Home construction, Inc

1236 North Orchard Drive

P & G Remodeling

9000 Orion Ave

Paul Viers Landscaping

114 S Gramercy Pl
Los Angeles

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

S B Landscaping Inc

29975 Knoll View Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes

Singleton Construction Company

53221 Flutterbye St.
Lake Elsinore

Smart Design Landscape

1730 Fairmount Ave
La Canada Flintridge

So.Cal Landscape & Pond

12881 Lemonwood Ln
Garden Grove

Soil Direct

8209 Foothill Blvd

Sugar Gardens

3500 Overland

Team Expedite

554 Frankfurt Ave. West Covina

The Home Depot

1451 W Foothill Blvd

The Home Depot

2450 Cherry Ave
Signal Hill

Torres Gardening &Landscaping

8834 Stansbury Ave
Panorama City

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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