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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.

Mulch Delivering reviews in Bear


Byren was on time and very professional. Estimate was provided in a timely manner and my questions were answered with detailed explinations. Work was done in one day. I will call on him for future projects.
- Diana L.

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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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,
Bear Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
, 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.

Landscaping Mulch in Bear, DE

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A & G Lawn Care

13 Hackney Dr

A+ Improvements

PO Box 1279

Advancescapes Inc.

322 Palmer Drive



All About Lawns Landscaping LLC

308 Becker Avenue

AmeriCut Lawn & Landscape

22 rawlings dr

Bravo Landscaping

1829 Saw Mill Dr

Brison Landscaping

PO Box 791

Broad Street Contracting

1113 Wharton Street

Brookover Fencing LLC

1115 Ashbridge Rd

Bruster's Landscaping Inc

P.O. Box 1684



carefree lawn service

24 hackney drive

Casa Bella Builders Inc

3205 Bristol Dr

Cedar Hardscaping LLC

1782 Red Lion Rd.

CTC Contracting

2109 Biddle Street

Curb Appeal Property Management

37 Brier Ave

Del Vacchio Landscapes, Inc.

5251 West Chester Pike

Delaware Hardscape Supply, LLC

401 B and O Lane

Doran's Lawn Service

18 shepherd lane

Down to Earth Inc

605 Harrington Street



Falcone Landscaping

2332 Chestnut Ave

Fish and Son Services

307 Brighton Ave

Green Lawns

437 Blue Heron Rd

GreenWorks Designs

1208 Broad Street



Ian Hackett's Painting

609 East Myrtle Ave

Kee Scaping LLC

2803 E Kings Hwy

Ken's Lawn & Property Service Inc

1501 Philadelphia Pike

KP Landscapes

2509 Mt Carmel Ave

PDM Construction

8012 English Creek Ave

Raffa's Lawn Care

335 Heron Dr

Rc property LLC

995 new Brooklyn rd

RDG Construction

39 Tanglewood Dr.

RDLconstruction llc

621 andrea rd

Realty Landscaping Corp.

2585 Second Street Pike

RoundTree Services LLC

8230 Williams Ave


72 Holden Drive
New Castle

Sargent Landscaping

90 Pine Tree Drive

Scenic Walkways Inc

1020 Moravia St

Scotts Lawn Service

200 Anchor Mill Rd
New Castle

Scotts LawnService

165 E 9th Ave

STS Lawn Care Inc.

PO Box 9646

Sunny's Services

929 keystone rs

Sure Seal LLC

PO Box 301

Sylca Inc

539 Janvier Dr

Terra Innovations LLC

501 Cambria Ave.

The Arrimour Group

1965 Byberry Road

The Lawn Arranger Inc

109 Watsontown New Freedom Rd

The Lawnscaper, LLC

219 Hoyer Court

The Yard Keepers

429 Stoopsville Rd

Thomas Brothers LLC

12B Oak Ave

TLC Services

1148 Pulaski Hwy

Top notch tree care

Red lion road

Universal Enterprise

240 Fleet Wood St.

Vasey Landscaping

4935 Wismer Road

We Do It All

5486 Silo Hill Rd

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