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"They are not the cheapest, but they are very good about making things right. they came out eight weeks ago. I would use them again. they charged about $1,000 and" we have a pretty large yard. They did edging and some repeat mulching and got rid of some dead ivy. They have cut down trees. They are cheaper than some provider I have used before. They are sort of hard to get a hold of, but they do a good job and I feel like they are really honest. I would use them again in the future.

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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.


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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 Riverside

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They responded fairly quickly to our request. They agreed to do an estimate with no one available to meet them. They emailed us the estimate as promised. Very fair price. Came on time and mulched as promised. Very professional work, punctual, and courteous. The yard looks great.

- Geoffrey T.
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This is my second experience with
Riverside Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
- they delivered three yards of mason sand to my home and as usual were friendly, prompt and professional.
Last year I picked up a yard of good quality garden soil for a vegetable garden and got fantastic results with it.
Not only are they awesome to deal with but I appreciate having an excavating company that will work with small orders for home projects. Highly recommend!
- Rebecca A.
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Rich
Riverside Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
worked to restore my elderly parent's lawn in their back yard costing them approximately $2000. The next day, there were significant downpours. When the lawn wasn't growing, Rich was contacted to evaluate the situation. He stated that the rain washed away all the loom and grass seed. He agreed to come back to restore what was lost at a reduced cost. (the cost of the materials only) After the second service, it rained again and, per Rich's evaluation of the situation, the rain again washed everything away. A THIRD service, was scheduled but because rain was again in the forecast, my parents cancelled the appointment. Note that the cancellation was on their part, and not Rich. He did not call about the appointment, upcoming weather, or a plan to reschedule.
Rich did not deliver on the end product. His assessment was that the rain was the cause of the lack of lawn growth, yet he made no efforts to schedule these services on days without rain in the forecast. He said they "watch the weather as best
as we can." I fully realize that weather is not a controllable factor, however, if his services are that sensitive to rain, one would expect greater consideration to be paid to the weather and appointments to be rescheduled accordingly. He was "adamant" (his words) that he would not provide a third service to correct the problem without being paid. He was negligent in his scheduling and has collected money without standing by his product. Rich has been paid over $2200 and there is no lawn to show for that
money. Terrible customer service!
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- Kerri N.
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's crew of 3 performed an excellent job. They arrived on time and except for a brief lunch break, worked non-stop (one day 10 1/2 hrs). The profit of their hard work is evident in my now beautiful property. I consider the price reasonable for the amount of work involved.
I highly recommend this service. A+
- Elizabeth D.
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This is the second year I have used
Riverside Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
for my landscaping supplies. In the summer of 2014, I purchased a few yards of top soil and ~120 bags of mulch (eucalyptus) so I could redo my landscape. This year I just needed to touch up the mulch itself, which washed away during several rains (I had no gutters!).
Anyway, I basically made all the arrangements via email, which is very convenient for me because I work a lot. I verified pricing and delivery fee to my area, and knew exactly what I wanted/needed. If you need help calculating how many bags/yards based off your cubic footage, they can provide their recommendation to you as well. Delivery itself was easy to schedule too.
Everyone I dealt with was incredibly easy to work with, and very nice/responsive - from email communication to the guy that delivered the product. They even gave me an estimate for sod too (very reasonable), but I declined because I had my hands full with weeding/mulching and I didn't want the sod to die (but I digress).
I highly recommend going through
Riverside Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
- I know I'll be contacting them again next year!
- Eric D.
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Easy to use online ordering. After placing order, they called to confirm the order and delivery date and time. Called when they were loading up the delivery. Courteous driver. Dropped it where I wanted it. I would suggest having it dropped on a tarp. And order more than you think you will need. Happens to me every time. Those are me issues, not
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issues.
- Jeffrey K.
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They were fantastic, 100% satisfaction. They actually did more than we had expected. It took 2 days to complete the job, but when they left both days, the entire property was picked and blown for debri. Not to mention the price of their service was very reasonable. East to talk to, down to earth guys. They are my landscapers, I have someone that mows, but these guys are very experienced in the does and
Riverside Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
'ts of horticulture. Planting and extraction of unwanted plants. They are more than just lawn guys, they are true landscapers.
- Brent O.
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great experience. Driver actually called before dumping to make sure he wasn't blocking in any vehicles in garage as mulch pile blocked entire driveway.
- Zach S.

Landscaping Mulch in Riverside, CT

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1-800 Construction,Inc

655 Washington Ave.

3 King's Custom Homes LLC

114 Stony Ridge Dr

360 Golf, LLC

Mamaroneck Ave

4 Seasons Landscaping of CT, LLC.

51 Sugar Hollow Rd.
Danbury

A & M LANDSCAPING

21 Plymouth Aly Apt D

A Cut Above Landscaping

15 Cove Ave
Norwalk

A New Look

Home Office

A To Z Property Maintenance

612 Federal Road
Brookfield

A.M. Santella Company, Inc.

62 Bouton St.
Norwalk

AJ's Landscaping Service LLC

142 North Taylor Ave
Norwalk

ALFREDO LANDSCAPING INC

3003 PURCHASE ST

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co

80 Lincoln Ave.
Stamford

AM Tree & Landscape

6058 Taylor Ridge

Amoroso Landscaping

236 Pastors Walk
Monroe

Angel Landscaping

P.O. Box 332

angel's fencing&masonry

1 Berkshire Pl
Danbury

Ant's home improvement.

727 courtlandt street

AQUINO BROTHERS INC

40 Cos Cob Avenue
Cos Cob

ARATA LANDSCAPING LLC

PO Box 2193
Milford

ARBORSCAPE INC

75 FIELDS LN

Austin Ganim Landscape Design LLC

320 Kings Hwy Cutoff
Fairfield

Baby Bear Construction LLC

18 Macculloch Avenue

BDP Excavating

19 Reese Ave

Better Lawns and Beyond LLC

156 A Linden Tree Lane
Danbury

Brunetti & Sons Property Management

77 Butterfield rd
Newtown

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CAMPCAST CORP

104 HIGH ST

Castlerock Nursery

141 Castle Rock Rd

CDC Landscaping LLC

PO Box 243
Norwalk

ct fence&landscaping

27 Station Rd
Brookfield

CT Lawn & Landscape Inc

12 Dodgingtown Rd.
Bethel

Curti's Landscaping

169 Route 303

D & R Paving LLC

5 Bowling Green Pkwy

Davis Carting Co.

POB 113364
Stamford

EXQUISITE ENVIRONMENTS

1351 STILLWATER RD
Stamford

F P Landscaping & Masonry Svc LLC

35 Hakim St Ext
Danbury

Ferber Property Management LLC

11 Ledge Brook Rd
Stamford

Ferrandino Enterprises LLC

18 Highview Rd
Ridgefield

Fibar Group,LLC

80 Business Park Drive

Fir Ever Green

67 Sharon Rd.

Greenskeeper Lawn Care Inc

740 Railroad Ave
Bridgeport

Greenwich Handyman

440 N. Main St

Grillo Services LLC

1183 ORONOQUE RD
Milford

GRO-LANDSCAPE INC.

1704 Reinhard Rd
Cheshire

GTS Builders Supply Inc.

4701 Veterans Hwy

Ivy League Landscaping

50 Industry Dr.
West Haven

J & W EXCAVATING LLC

2A Spruce Mountain Rd.
Danbury

Krois Construction

One Bayside Terrace
Riverside

Kyle's Karpentry

5 Station rd

L&E Property Management

236 West Main St
Meriden

Landscape Naturals

PO Box 992
Riverside

Lawler Landscaping

6 Cricket Avenue
Norwalk

Lawn Care Plus

24 Judson circle

Lee Horticultural Service Ltd

270 Millstone Rd
Wilton

Nathan Landscaping LLC

68 Meadow Brook Rd
Brookfield

NEAVE LANDSCAPING

80 Airport Dr

New England Landscape & Management

P.O. Box 1066
Ridgefield

New England Landscaping

162 Pope Street
Fairfield

P & V Landscape

14 Biltmore Rd
Huntington

PAUL'S OUTDOOR SVC

P.O. Box 395

Pavia Building & Remodeling, LLC

1177 High Ridge Road
Stamford

Pitch Perfect NJ

30 Victorian Drive

REYNOLDS FARM NURSERIES

23 RICHARDS AVE
Norwalk

ROBERT HANSEN LANDSCAPING, LLC

P.O. Box 702
Shelton

Rosamilia Landscaping Inc

23 Wampus Lake Dr

SABIA LANDSCAPING INC

325 HATHAWAY DR
Stratford

Scotts LawnService

165 E 9th Ave

Scotts LawnService

615 Day Hill Road

SHUBACK FARMS INC

229 MT EVE RD

Sidcom International Inc

4460 Monticello Ave 2

SM Landscaping

130 Lexington Avenue
Norwalk

SSB Landscaping and Home Improvement

20 a whisconier rd
Brookfield

STONEHENGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

50 HILLANDALE AVE
Stamford

Stopa Landscaping

58 hickory knoll drive
Easton

Summit Tree And Lawn Care

127 Enterprise Drive
Monroe

SYSTEMATIC FRAMING INC

530 HOUSES CORNER RD

T.D. and Sons Inc

34 Sunset Hill Rd
Bethel

Tarzan TreeScaping

32 Commonwealth Avenue

The Cleanout Crew

277 Fairfield rd suite 128

The Farm at Green Village

403 Green Village Road

Tice Lawn Maintenance

PO Box 533
Cheshire

Tim's Tree Removal & Landscaping

PO Box 585
Broad Brook

TKC landscaping

453 RTE 211 E

Top Notch Landscaping LLC

9 Botsford Ln
Newtown

Total Green Lawn Care

2 Stratton Place
Danbury

TOTTEN FAMILY FARM

442 NAUGHRIGHT RD

Tree Frog Landscaping

60 Harris st.
Fairfield

TSC Contracting

518 Prospect Ave.

TTD (Today Tomorrow Done)

PO Box 99
Fairfield

UCPW, LLC.

82 parkway

Upton, Inc. Landscape & Construction

50 Industry Drive
West Haven

Urway Landscape Management LLC

2788 Old Yorktown Rd

USA Lawns of Danbury

42 Lake Ave Ext
Danbury

Viking Contracting

200 Brewery Road

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