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lights" in our front yard, to create depth in what is basically a small yard. He was absolutely right, and the lights that he and his helper put in could not be more pleasing. Out back, where the yard is even smaller, he recommended a "wash" of lights to go into the vegetation behind our house. He also recommended a row of downward-facing spots to surround the pool. Everything looked spectacular when they were done. My only problem was that the lights around the pool gave me a headache. Even though our kids loved the downward-facing spots, and said we were crazy to get them on a separate circuit so they would not come on,
VERY kindly came back and put the pool spotlights on a separate switch. He did this, despite the fact that that job was not on his busy schedule. He really goes above and beyond, and loves to discuss the details, if you are interested. My husband is an electrical engineer, and WAS interested! We recommend LLR without reservation.

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"Extremely responsive, as they came to the house the same day that I initially called. Professionally installed at a reasonable price. Fixed unexpected issues, showed" up on time, and completed the project on schedule. Outstanding! I would highly recommend them.

-Eric H.

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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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Outdoor Lighting reviews in Cheshire

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quick response, all english speaking/ veteran crew, very courteous, professional, amazing prices, beautiful work, job is done properly and quickly, no time wasted, worth every penny I've spent, I recommend them to anyone in the tampa bay area
- Cean A.
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It was great. He did quite well. He even fixed my spa for me, which I was real pleased with. I also had him replace 3 outside light fixtures. He also put in some new bulbs in some high outdoor light fixtures. He put a new light switch in my bathroom as well.
- Linda M.
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They have had to come back a couple of times because some of the plants died and had to be replaced. Also, the tree they put in is possibly diseased, so we are waiting to see if it comes back in the spring. If not, I will be calling them again.
- Janice B.
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Went great. Work was done very quickly. I was so happy with the lights that a couple of months later, I had three more installed. The only unconventional thing that happened was that
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, the owner, stopped by pretty late at night, unannounced, at my door for final payment.
- Kathleen C.
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We have used
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a number of times to do work in both a rental home and in our newly-constructed home here in West Palm Beach. In the rental home they did an overall GENERAL CLEANING at the time we moved into the property as well as minor electrical repairs and plumbing repairs. They also hooked up our Stereo and TV systems and installed speaker equipment.
After we moved into our new 5,000 SQ FT home in SEPT 2014, we have used them to provide a variety of services including both minor and major electrical work (installing additional electrical outlets, lights, dimmer switches, and electrical wiring). We have also had them do a variety of basic 'handymen' work including laying Paver stone walkways and door-entry sections to the patio, extending gutter downspouts to run
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away from the foundation to the home, and general repair work around the house that I can no longer perform.
In all cases,
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personnel have been very reasonable on their prices, very professional in their work, showed up when scheduled to work, and completed their work in an OUTSTANDING MANNER.
(While your web site will NOT allow me to 'check' two addresses where work was performed, they worked at BOTH the 1834 Breakers West Ct home and the 11105
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Palm Way house.)
Their motto on their web site "
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is a “ONE PHONE CALL” company–with just one call, you can get all your home improvement needs accomplished! CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GUARANTEED"...very accurately sums up my opinion of their services.
- Stephen S.
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upgraded our outdoor lighting several years ago after shoddy installation from another contractor. They did an excellent job on what we asked them to do.
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was extremely knowledgable and professional. The quality of their work was outstanding. We would definately use them again and would highly recommend them to others.
- NANCY G.
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This project began with a home meeting with Mr.
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, discussing our wants. He met back with us once he had completed his
design. He included multiple price points of each phase which I found quite helpful. We made our selections and agreed to
begin.

Prior to any groundbreaking, I made some design changes. (This was a learning process for us and the more we learned, the more we wanted to learn before committing to the final product.) I have to say that
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was as excited about our new ideas as we were. He was not offended in the least about the changes and he made sure that he understood exactly what we wanted.

Throughout the entire project
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maintained an easygoing and helpful manner with us. He is obviously well-respected by his subcontractors (who were also easy to work with). He was patient throughout the process and encouraged us to ask questions. He wanted us involved intimately from beginning to end. We truly felt that his main concern was that we were happy with the project.

We already plan to work with
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on our next project.
- Wendy K.
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, the owner, and his assistant arrived on time and quickly began their work. Our job included installing one outlet on our porch and two in our landscaping which required them to run new lines into the house.
They were both very friendly and explained what they were doing the whole time. We were very pleased with how considerate and conscientious they were about how their work looked - from the placement of the wires, both outside and inside of the house, to filling in the holes/cracks in the grout on the brick to make it match and not be obvious.
After the work was done,
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even took a quick look at our electrical box and wires just to make sure everything looked ok without me even asking him to do so.
We will be using them again for some more work and highly recommend them.
- Bonnie D.

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PO Box 986
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372 N Brooksvale Rd
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1204 Main Street
Branford

B & D Earthscapes

88 main st
East Hampton

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118 Main St
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53 Rockwell Road
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P.O. Box 3114
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Connecticut Lighting Centers

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15 Sadler St
Windsor Locks

connecticutwindow

PO BOX 809
Somers

Cornerstone Electrical Services, LLC

26 Nimrod Rd
West Simsbury

CPE Electric LLC

259 Wolcott Road
Wolcott

Creative Designs LLC

159 John St
Newington

Crescenzo Electric

P.O. Box 231
Cromwell

Cromwell Concrete Products

667 Main Street
Cromwell

CTHandiMan Inc

1563 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Milldale

DCT LLC

222 West Main Street
Hebron

Designscapes

237 Main St
South Glastonbury

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Diversified Electrical Contracting Inc.

P.O. Box 221
Falls Village

DwWos

59 Amity Road

E & D Landscaping LLC

91 Cynthia Drive
West Haven

E.S.P. ENTERPRISES

2 NORTH STREET
East Haven

EAST SIDE TURF CARE LLC

30 LOWE AVE
Meriden

Electrical Connection Inc

36 Holland Dr
Newington

Elite Landscaping

25 Cove Ln
Derby

FEB LANDSCAPING & LAWN SVC

123 AUSTIN ST
Suffield

Grade A Home Improvement LLC

490 Main St.
Middlefield

GRO-LANDSCAPE INC.

1704 Reinhard Rd
Cheshire

HANDY DANS

121 METACOMET DR
Meriden

Hardscapes Landscaping LLC

29 village st
Northford

Harrington Electric

76 Eastgate Dr
Cheshire

J & J Construction

2402 Harbor View Drive
Rocky Hill

John Balzano Electric

99 Fern St.
Naugatuck

Johns Electrical Service Inc

96 Spruce St
Milford

JS Electrical LLC

230 South Washington St
Plainville

Line Electrical Contractors

11 E Aurora St
Waterbury

Manchester Electric

226 Charter Oak St.
Manchester

MARTIN'S LANDSCAPING INC

150 BOYDEN ST
Waterbury

MC Electrical LLC

60 Woodmere Rd
West Hartford

MJD Builders

PO BOX 314
Farmington

Modern Solar

1181 Main Street South
Southbury

New Hope Carpentry

58 May Street
Fairfield

NIRO LANDSCAPING

60 Peter Ct
New Britain

Over the Headge landscaping llc

100 liberty street
Meriden

P&A Home Improvements LLC

90 wilson av
Torrington

PACE ELECTRIC SERVICE LLC

167 Cherry st #272
Milford

Phase to Phase Electric LLC

PO Box 2945
Bristol

Pinnacle Electric, Inc.

223 main st.
Berlin

Pondview Landscaping

29 Rio Road
Burlington

Porto Building & Remodeling LLC

40 Arthur Rd
North Branford

PREFERRED PROPERTIES LSC

1456 HIGHLAND AVE
Cheshire

Quality Electrical Contractors

3 Charter Oak Dr
Oxford

Ralph Williams Landscape Design

104 Yellow Birch Lane

SDW Property Maintenance, LLC

50 Gillett Street
Hartford

SEARS HARDWARE STORE

852 N COLONY RD
Wallingford

Sibbick Construction

18 School House Rd
Wallingford

Sierra Electric LLC

715 Stafford Rd
Somers

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road
Marlborough

Small Job Specialist Electric

100 Filbert St
Hamden

Thomas Connolly Electrical

19 River Highland Dr
Milford

Trusted Construction

79 Noble Avenue
Milford

Voltz Electric LLC

6 Overlook Dr
Wallingford

West Shore Electric LLC

32 Peppermill Drive
West Haven

Whitestone Landscaping

11 Clancy dr.
Branford Ct

Winter Management Group

P.O. Box 2161
New Britain

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