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"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.

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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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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.

Mulch Delivering reviews in Glastonbury

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
- KAREN K.
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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 Glastonbury, CT

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ABCDExcavating, LLC

201 Lebanon Ave
Lebanon

Above and Beyond Remodeling LLC

PO Box 8213
Manchester

Adam's Lawn Service LLC

P.O. Box 1796
Manchester

addco doors & more

73 Henry st
East Haven

Affinity Landscaping

39 Smith St
Terryville

AgriCare of CT

1329 Waterbury Road
Thomaston

AL'S LANDSCAPING & NURSERY

204 KELSEY ST
Newington

All Saints Remodeling LLC

135 Rockwell Abe
Bristol

American Excavating & Septic Inc

15 Cronk Rd
Plainville

Andy's Home Improvement Center

32 Wintonbury Ave
Bloomfield

Anibal's Quality Lanscaping, LLC

60 Freeman Street
Hartford

Anthony's Masonry and Construction, LLC

Naugatuck Connecticut
Naugatuck

Aztec Landscaping LLC

P.O. BOX 320058
Hartford

B&F Landscape Construction

483 Silver Sands Road

Big Daddy Enterprize

35-31 Talcottville Road
Vernon Rockville

Bill's Landscaping LLC

275 Brainard Rd
Enfield

BIRCH MOUNTAIN EARTHWORKS, LLC

11 Kimberly Drive
South Windsor

Brothers' Tree Service LLC

450 Regan Rd
Middlebury

Brown Property Maintenance, LLC

53 Rockwell Road
Newington

Bulmen Property Management

25 academy ave
Waterbury

C & B Landscaping

254 East Rd
Bristol

C&D's United Stone Llc

24 oak ridge dr
New Haven

CDS Construction Services LLC

17 Laurwood Dr
Bolton

CHERRY HILL CONSTRUCTION

51 CIRO RD
North Branford

CJ Welding LLC

71 Forbes st.
East Hartford

Collegiate Landscaping

P.O. Box 886
Glastonbury

Complete Home Maintenance LLC

325 North Maple St
Enfield

connecticutwindow

PO BOX 809
Somers

Coria Maintenance

129 main st
New Haven

Costello Landscaping, llc

P. O. Box 7072
Plainville

Countryside Landscaping of CT LLC

17 Sunnyside Circle
Windsor

Cromwell Concrete Products

667 Main Street
Cromwell

Crouse Landscaping LLC

3 Peerless Way
Enfield

CT Landscape Services

PO BOX 809
Somers

CT Property Maintenance

37 Clark st
Wolcott

Cutting Edge Landscaping & Lawncare LLC

445R Wallingford RD
Durham

DBRConstruction LLC

1403 EAST MAIN ST
Meriden

DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE

PO BOX 318
Harwinton

Designscapes

237 Main St
South Glastonbury

DMR Materials, LLC

100 Old Iron Ore Road
Bloomfield

DON'S TREE REMOVAL & LANDSCAPE

349 FRONT AVE
West Haven

Dunning Sand & Gravel, Inc

105 Brickyard Road
Farmington

E.S.P. ENTERPRISES

2 NORTH STREET
East Haven

East Coast Estimating

berkeley RD
Middletown

EAST SIDE TURF CARE LLC

30 LOWE AVE
Meriden

EDI Masonry & Landscaping LLC

229 Pheasant Dr.
Rocky Hill

Estate Development, LLC

28 Bina Avenue
Windsor

Evergreen Tree Service Inc

206 Spring St
Windsor Locks

EXECUTIVE LANDSCAPING INC

37 Nettleton Ave
North Haven

Ferrandino Enterprises LLC

18 Highview Rd
Ridgefield

GaulCostruction L.L.C.

65 Robert Dennis Drive

Glastonbury Tree Care

46 Slater Rd
Glastonbury

GrassHoppers Lawn Care Service LLC

P.O. Box 785
Vernon Rockville

Greener Lawns & Landscapes

491 Ellington Road
South Windsor

GRO-LANDSCAPE INC.

1704 Reinhard Rd
Cheshire

Harken's Landscape Supply & Garden Center

287 Main Street, Route 5
East Windsor

House Miracels

120 Mason Ave
Waterbury

HQ Landscaping

1 Saw Mill Lane
Plantsville

J & M LANDSCAPING

85 Norman St
Orange

J.P. Masons & More

212 Greathill RD
Portland

JNM Site Works

North Windham Rd
North Windham

John Yannes Construction

16 Evergreen Terrace
Seymour

Kad Corp Tow And Auto

51 Henry St
New Britain

Kosilla Landscaping Services, LLC.

31 Hillside Drive
Ellington

L&E Property Management

236 West Main St
Meriden

LANDTECH LANDSCAPING

333 SUMMIT ST
Manchester

Lawn and Gardens by Norm llc.

32 Northside dr
Torrington

Lawnranger LLC

846 South Quaker Lane
West Hartford

LGE SERVICES LLC

535 HIGHFIELD DR
Orange

Lliguin Landscape

65 Brightwood Ave
Torrington

Lowe Excavating and Construction LLC

1286 East Main Street
Meriden

mallicoconstllc

477 grace trail
Orange

Malone's Landscaping

121 South Rd
Bolton

McNamara Landscaping LLC

45 Fairview Street
Windsor Locks

Mighty Mower

195 South Road
New Hartford

MOUNTAIN VIEW LANDSCAPE LLC

1100 CORPORATE ROW
Cromwell

Natural Choice Landscaping

187 Hartford Turnpike
Tolland

NIRO LANDSCAPING

60 Peter Ct
New Britain

Odd Jobbers LLC

Windsor Locks

ONE SOURCE Facility Maintenance

862 East Center Street
Wallingford

Only The Best Landscaping

3 Townsend Ave
New Haven

Over the Headge landscaping llc

100 liberty street
Meriden

P&A Home Improvements LLC

90 wilson av
Torrington

Petrucelli Construction

PO Box 612
Wallingford

PLEASANT VALLEY LANDSCAPING

44 WEST RD
South Windsor

PRECISION LANDSCAPING LLC

280 WEST ST
Bolton

Prestige Paint Service

57 Winslow rd
Cheshire

Pro Landscaping & Design

256 Tuttle Rd
Middletown

Pro Lawn Care

96 Curtis
Meriden

Scotts LawnService

615 Day Hill Road

SDW Property Maintenance, LLC

50 Gillett Street
Hartford

SEARS HARDWARE STORE

852 N COLONY RD
Wallingford

Shoreline Hardscapes, LLC

PO Box 1690
Wallingford

Solscape LLC

555 Asylum Street
Hartford

STONEHEDGE LANDSCAPING & GDN

1616 WILLARD AVE
Newington

Supreme Forest Products

216 Bogue Road
Harwinton

T.L.G. Landscaping Co. LLC

243 Reservoir Rd
New Britain

The Giving Tree Inc

41 Overlook Dr
Hamden

The PowerWashing Kings

1157 Mill ST
East Berlin

Thomas Rose Construction

12 Juniper Ln
Vernon

THOMPSON LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENT INC

55 VILLAGE PL
Glastonbury

Three Leaf Landscaping, LLC

13 Gear Dr
Terryville

Tice Lawn Maintenance

PO Box 533
Cheshire

Tim's Landscaping

345 Old Gate Lane
Milford

Tim's Tree Removal & Landscaping

PO Box 585
Broad Brook

TIMBER GYMS LLC

94 PANE RD
Newington

Top Notch Landscaping LLC

9 Botsford Ln
Newtown

Trademark Enterprise

Po box 153
Wallingford

Tuff Dog Landscaping LLC

314 RT 66
Columbia

Uncle Bob's Flower & Garden

191 Meriden Rd
Middlefield

USA Contracting Company LLC

77 Industrial Park Rd
Vernon

Woodhaven Development Corp

335 Prospect Hill Rd
Windsor

Wright Landscapes

31 Caisson Rd
Colchester

Yard Smart Landscaping

73 wolcott road
Bristol

ZALEWSKI'S LANDSCAPING

515 MAIN ST
Plymouth

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