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"The initial consultation was good. We went to the showroom to pick out our pavers and went with mixed color. Everyone had nothing but good things to say about" the installers being able to work magic with the mixed color pallets. On installation day, warn your neighbors they bring the equipment in on multiple large trucks, just to give them a heads up. Other than that, we are so very happy with the finished project and would recommend pavers over concrete any day. P.S. the installers were able to make the mixed colors look amazing!!

-Kimberly D.

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"He was 500 dollars cheaper than my other estimate. Gave a professional estimate had a nice brochure and seemed like he knew what he was talking about. Save 200 if" I paid cash and said he would have it done in about 3 weeks. One day job! Head asked for a $300 deposit (cash) which I gave him. After a month I called twice and after the second time a woman called back and apologized for not calling. Said they just finished a big job and were behind. They would get back to me with a date soon. That was the last I heard from them. I have called several times since and no response. My last call,
17, I asked for my deposit back and no hard feelings. No response still. Next step is small claims court. I understand people get backed up but it seems they prioritize larger projects do I don't want anyone to work on my property that I can't get a hold of. There isn't any excuse not to call back. The weather has been great so poor customer service. Consumers beware! Btw just in case they have my cell and home numbers both have answering machines and no one called.

-Vincent G.

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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.

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removed the existing wood deck, set the base for a new paver patio the second day. It is a large patio which required numerous loads of fill which included crushed stone. Once the fill was complete they began installing the pavers. On completion of the pavers a vinyl railing was installed with 2 gates.
I initially was going to replace the wood deck with a composite deck but after speaking with
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I went with the stone and we are happy with the choice. From initial estimate to the completion of the job
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first met with my wife and I to understand exactly what we needed done and what our budget was. Then he looked at what we already had in the backyard that could be re-used to minimize cost. He
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out a plan to show us the layout of the backyard and what it would look like when completed. He also helped my wife select the materials we wanted to use in the backyard so that the vision we had in our minds would actually take place in reality.
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told us the exact date and time he would start the job and how long it would take to complete it so that we could plan accordingly.
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stayed in constant contact with us through out the project to keep us informed and updated.
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also explained every cost that we had to outlay and how best to save money during this project.
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was upfront on the costs that he paid for where he could get his contractor discounts and what we should pay for directly. He collected all the receipts and put in a binder for me at the end of the project together with a spreadsheet.
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constantly checked the work of his people and had them re-do a portion of the pavers because it didnt look right. He treated this project as if he were doing a project for his own personal house. The care and concern was always there.
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also suggested several things that we had not thought of that would make the backyard look nicer.
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also told us point
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if there was something we wanted done that was costly with little to no impact on the final product. The workers were here here every day that
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said they would including Saturday. There was a lot of debris that came out of the backyard during this process which his crew promptly got rid of. They also built a nice enclosed area for my rottweiler where we can put him when we are out in the backyard and do not want him to jump over us.
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also built a nice enclosed area for the AC Unit to prevent my Rottweiler from chewing the wires (he had chewed the wires twice already which cost me $400 each to fix for a total of over $800). The cement in the front driveway was done perfectly and it matched the rest of the driveway. All the lines were lined up and it looks like it has always been there.
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also fixed some areas of my fence which was not part of the deal. I highly recommend
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and Construction.
- Niraj N.
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Our backyard patio had settled along with our 10-year old house. We decided to have the new pavers and repave to correct the "wave" and also upgrade with a seating wall and space for a grill.
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at Arrowhead was responsive to all my questions and concerns. He went to bat for us with our local village since the regulations had changed and limited the size of paved patios. The backyard patio included repaving, new pavers and rebuilding the step to the back door. We also ordered the grill through Arrowhead which guaranteed everything would fit properly. We also had the side walk/side door steps repaved as well as our front step. I wish I had gone with new pavers to match the new back ones but they did clean and reuse the old ones which were in good shape. Overall, we are very happy with the results.
- Jacqueline P.
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landscape architect put together a plan for refreshing the landscaping for a large portion of the front of our property. This included removal of some of the existing plantings which had grown tired looking, building of a new rock wall, use of large dolomite rocks in strategic locations, planting of new deciduous and evergreen shrubs along with a fine specimen tree, and creative use of both cobblestones and hardwood mulch. The work was completed neatly and expeditiously per
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's plan, and has transformed the appearance of our front landscaping.
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is a very talented landscape architect, and his artistry is very apparent in the finished result. He is also very easy to work with and happy to discuss alternatives to recommended plantings and other minor adjustments to his plan. Overall we have been extremely happy with the result.
- Geoffrey F.
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I met with
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late spring 2014. I wanted a design for custom cedar fence, gate and plantings on both sides of my house in the backyard and along the fence. He seemed to be a very qualified landscape architect and had some interesting observations and suggestions. He said he would provide a rough estimate in about a week.

However weeks later I had heard nothing. I contacted
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and he said he would work on it right away and get it to me in another week. Weeks came and went again without a word. I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt and certainly this estimate must be nearly done. I was not expecting a detailed design at this point, just a ballpark estimate, so left yet another message for him. Another week went by without even a courtesy call back, so I finally called the office and asked to speak to the owner. Bill contacted me within 24 hours and apologized and said this is not how they do business and this will be remedied immediately. He said they were extremely busy now as this was the height of the season but I explained to him I have been waiting for a over 6 weeks,long before their busy season.

I also discussed doing some additional design work on my in-progress patio, but they indicated that as most of the design work was already completed, they were so behind they would not be able to do it at this time which I understood. I reminded him that I still wanted an estimate on the other work and that if they could get me an estimate and ensure it could be done by the fall I would be willing to wait. He said that would be perfect as they would not be busy in the fall. He thanked me for being so patient and indicated that
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would get me that estimate so that the work could be done in the fall. Never heard from either the owner or
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. Obviously a very disorganized place with little interest in customer service if the concept of reminders and return calls are so difficult. A perfect example of a contractor that can repeatedly make promises that they can't keep. I was more than patient and was prepared to have an job close to 5 figures, but I think unless u have a project in 6 figures, this company is not interested. Not to mention they wasted soooo much of my time and it was too late to get another contractor. I have kids and a full-time job...wish I could charge them for all of my inconvenience and time that they wasted!
- Barbara D.
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Dreamscapes primarily to built a fountain in our yard, but also to replace a dead tree and fill in some areas in my yard that had sparse gravel. He was very responsive and came out within just a few days to check out the space and take measurements. We told him that we wanted a fountain that made a lot of ambient water noise while being minimally attractive to birds (our cats are murderers). I mentioned a pondless waterfall but he thought that might be too big for the space we wanted so he suggested a 3-column fountain made out of 3 different-sized column-shaped boulders. We agreed with his recommendation and paid him 50% of the total. As he was preparing to build the fountain, he determined that the column design would not be nearly as loud as he thought and it would not meet our desires. So, he told my fianc? he would modify the design at no cost to us such that it would meet our desires. We honestly had no idea what it was going to look like, and were kind of laughing at ourselves that we were paying so much money for a "mystery fountain". However, we trusted that
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would make something amazing. We had to leave town for a couple days and came back to the fountain mostly completed. Oh my goodness, it is amazing. He went back to our original desire of a pondless water fall, getting boulders that matched the existing boulders in our yard and making it an appropriate size for the space. We could not be happier. In addition to doing the work agreed to in the contract, he also recognized that the original irrigation system for our plants was not up to par (agaves and cacti receiving as much water as leafy plants like the bougainvillea) so he capped the cactus drip lines off (with our concurrence) at no cost. For the new tree, he installed 36" deep wells on all sides that the drip lines run into so that the tree's roots will be encouraged to grow down, not out. We are so happy with his work and will definitely contact him in the future if we have any more landscaping needs.
- Emmy F.
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Starting from the first phone call to all the way through completion of our patio, the
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team worked very professionally and honestly with us. To begin with, my wife and I worked on a design that we wanted, we called
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visited our home site and explained everything to us in detail followed by the price quote which we found very competitive compared with other 2 contractors that we called. My community
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required a permit from township, so we prepared a detailed design with a drawing, pictures of the patio site and stones to be used etc and submitted to
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, they approved it and then submitted to Manalapan township which took about 2 weeks to get approved. My serious advise to everyone is to verify if their community requires a permit else you might be inviting more trouble later. Long story short,
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started working, built a quality patio and installed a
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(bought louvered
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from Costco for ~ 2K) as promised. The
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installation was tough but they did it for free as promised. It took couple of weeks longer than expected due to permit issues but overall it was completed within a month. For the quality craftsmanship and professionalalism,
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did a great job, we are extremely satisfied with the final product. We already used our patio for our son's graduation party and our Patio stole the show, most of our guests were impressed by the design and quality. However,
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doesn't do electrical work, so you would have to find your own electrical contractor with patio work. Other than that,
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and team created a wonderful patio for our backyard. I would highly recommend everyone to contact them and experience the best for your lovely home.
- Kanu H.
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was simply the best; he is very knowledgeable, polite and understand greatly about designs. His price was very reasonable and he also provided 3 year warranty and weed prevention as well. I highly recommend
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- Glaydson J.

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ABCDExcavating, LLC

201 Lebanon Ave
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Algiere's Landscaping LLC

132 Parks Rd
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All Seasons Home & Landscape

PO BOX 314
Scotland

BOSS Landscape Company

PO Box 12
Quinebaug

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Coastal Chimney and Masonry

212 Greatbrook Rd
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COLEY & SONS LLC

43 EVERETT ST
Norwich

Connecticut Home Network, LLC

116 Wawecus Hill Rd
Bozrah

Cost Masonry LLC

824 Colonel Ledyard Highway
Ledyard

Country Landscapes and Tree LLC

100 Ashford Rd
Ashford

CT Asphalt Paving Specilaists

613 laurel hill rd
Norwich

D & M Masonry Contractors Llc

24 Rondaly Rd
Amston

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Ferrandino Enterprises LLC

18 Highview Rd
Ridgefield

Flynnscapes

482 Sterling Hill Road
Moosup

Girls 'n' Tools

27 Richmond Rd
Putnam

GO2DUMP LLC

144 New Road
Thompson

Griffscapes

30 Bishop Crossing Rd
Jewett City

Home Elements LLC

455 Levita Road
Lebanon

HYDE PARK LANDSCAPE

401 PLAIN HILL RD
Norwich

KRIS'S GENERAL JOBBING LLC

286 GRASSY HILL RD
Old Lyme

Lizardi's Fix4 You!

44 Pratt Street
Norwich

Matt The Handy Man

101 Summit Woods Dr
Norwich

Michael Mish Construction

7 Hazelwood Dr
Baltic

Mike's Natural Stone Walls

118 Bloomingdale Rd
Quaker Hill

Morey Lawn Care

25 Aroostook Trl

New England Traditions

262 Derry Hill Rd
Uncasville

Nice Work Network

9 West Island Beach Road
Lebanon

Perry Designs Llc

192 Tater Hill Road
East Haddam

Ralph Williams Landscape Design

104 Yellow Birch Lane

Rock Solid Solutions

6 Porteous Terrace
Plainfield

Sprigs & Twigs Inc

8 Hurlbutt Rd (Office)
Gales Ferry

STRESS FREE SOLUTIONS HOME IMPROVEMENTS

19 Valerie Street
Waterford

Top Notch Landscaping LLC

9 Botsford Ln
Newtown

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