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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 Maitland

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Excellent job, did not realize the value of the fertilizing, made all my bushes and trees pop and looked great all season.
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also helped with recommendations on plant materials. Installed decorative rock in front of the house which made it look sharp. I will use
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again this year and for the foreseeable future. Top shelf service.
- Bert F.
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The crew did a great job moving all the oak leaves from the yard and big flower beds into the woods.
- Lynn W.
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I've dealt with this company before with good results which is why I bought the deal for mulch. The gentleman was very prompt, very professional, and easily reached by phone and email. However, the mulch wasn't quite what we had expected based on the terms of the deal. It was actually an off-black color as opposed the dark black color.
- Eleanora H.
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They delivered clean mulch, another company I worked with had dirty mulch with pieces of plastic in it. They were perfect! They were on time and friendly.
- christine M.
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was very responsive. I called him for an estimate at 11 a.m. and he was at my home just a few hours later. He provided an estimate which was fair and reasonable. I asked him when he could start and he said "right now". He had sufficient much already on his trailer and was accompanied by another employee. So I said "go for it"; and they were completely finished by 6 p.m. I was very impressed to receive same day service since the job was quite extensive. They also removed weeds from some of my beds which I had not expected them to do.
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was also willing to accept my Visa card which was a big convenience to me. I would definitely use
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again in the future.
- Walter H.
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They did a fantastic job. In fact, there were little projects around the yard that they also completed on top of what we originally agreed to be done. I would highly recommend
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and his team to take care of your yard.
- David B.
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It was excellent. They've always provided really good service. They cleaned up after themselves. They went above and beyond what they needed to do to make us happy. I would highly recommend them. The patio that they put they installed was a great job as well.
- Silvia R.
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They did the work but it took a while for them to actually do the work, about 3 weeks at least. When it was finally done, they were really sweet and did a fine job. There was a conflict between getting the service out so I felt they were overwhelmed with the amount of deals they had sold. For the amount of mulch and not having to go to the store, the price was really good!
- ANN E.

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A Creative Edge LLC

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A Sun State Trees, Inc

1580 S US Highway 17 92
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A TO Z LANDSCAPE

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AAction Scape

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AC Lawn Service

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Accurate Pavers & Landscape

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Annan Landscape Co.

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Apopka Tree Svc

PO Box 1508
Apopka

ARBOR VISION TREE SERVICE, LLC

20838 Quinella St
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AROUND 2 IT LANDSCAPE SVC

532 N CENTRAL AVE
Apopka

Bartlinski's Property Maintenance

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Batten Services LLC

3491 Heath Dr
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1225 Roxboro Rd
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371 W MITCHELL HAMMOCK RD
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Brown's Property Maintenance, Inc.

4409 Hoffner Ave.
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BYRD SEPTIC SERVICES

215 ROD LN
Davenport

Cahaba Scapes

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CapLawn Care LLC

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Cheap Fence and Sod

3468 W Washington str
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Chris' Handyman Service

183 Tollgate Br.
Longwood

City Beautiful Landscaping

4801 Patch Rd
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Clark Landscaping

617 newport ave
Altamonte Springs

Compass Building Services

303 N. Woodland Blvd
Deland

Cox's Sod & Tractor LLC

4865 Tokay ave
Cocoa

Creative Walls & Landsape Inc.

2416 South Avenue
Leesburg

Cruz Designs

6247 Westcott cove clvd
Orlando

DON'S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE INC

1531 YVONNE ST
Apopka

Eco-Green Lawn Services, LLC

353 Princeton Drive
Oviedo

EDEN LANDSCAPES ENTERPRISES

6830 EDGEWATER COMMERCE PKWY
Orlando

Epic Horticultural, Inc.

2702 Bass Lake Blvd
Orlando

Fairfield Farm Nurseries

12472 N Us Hwy 301
Oxford

Ferpes Brother's DBA Landscape Solutions

115 Springhurst Cir
Lake Mary

Fisher's Landscapes and Designs

10914 Crescent Ridge Loop
Clermont

Green Side Up Land Management LLC

2702 Alamosa Ct
Apopka

Greener Gardens

5275 Rambling Rd.
Saint Cloud

GreenFever Complete Lawn Care

1700 Blackmon Ct.
Longwood

Ground Masters

10033 Creekwater Blvd.
Orlando

H & M FARMS

2246 FARMINGDALE RD
Clermont

Helping Hands Care Services

7809 Chediston cirlce

Heron Lawn & Pest Control

2114 S Orange Blossom Trail
Apopka

HIGHLAND GROVE

20525 County Road 561
Clermont

Hobbie Lawn Service LLC

Contravest Lane
Winter Springs

HOME MECHANICS INC

3417 CORONET AVE
Orlando

Houston Custom Remodeling

20203 Kempsford Ct

Infinity Landscape Management

PO Box 120872
Clermont

J & E Industries, Inc.

P.O. Box 881
Oakland

Jay Peterson INC

342 True Place
Lake Mary

John Ls Rosa House Doctor

686 Moss Dr
Altamonte Springs

JSI Landscaping Inc.

349 New Waterford Place
Longwood

JWO Land Management LLC

96 Cr 532C
Bushnell

Karney Tree Service

17121 Live Oak Ct
Winter Garden

kbk home and lawn improvement of winter park

805 Hamilton Pl Ct
Winter Park

KM Landscaping, Inc.

1009 Windbrook dr
Deltona

knight painting

13025 quail ct

KWIK KERB USA

109 CENTRAL PARK PL
Sanford

Laurie's Landscaping

779 Greybull Run
Lake Mary

Lawn Commander LLC

PO Box 782223
Orlando

Lawn Fighters Inc.

900 Pineda Rd
Lake Helen

LawnMakers

Winter Garden

Lira's Lawn & Landscaping

12 Louisiana Ave
Saint Cloud

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

LUKAS NURSERY

1909 SLAVIA RD
Oviedo

Magill Brothers, LLC.

623 Palm Drive
Oviedo

Maintain Landscaping

7200 Gardner St
Winter Park

Maintain Systems Landscaping

700 Industry RD.
Longwood

Major Mulch Installations

7337 Woodbriar Ct
Orlando

Nieves H&G Services LLC

134 Zacalo Way
Kissimmee

ORLANDO OUTDOORS

5001 W Sandlake Rd.
Orlando

Panorama Landscaping LLC

1826 shadyhill ter

Partners Group Investors LLC

3050 Harkers Island Way
Kissimmee

Pointe Home Services

6025 Caymus Loop
Windermere

Premier DesignZ LLC

6775 S Tropical Trl
Merritt Island

Premier Lawn Maintenance, LLC.

1026 Savage Ct
Longwood

PRINCE LAND SVC INC

200 S F ST
Haines City

Property Repair Specialist, Inc.

395 Golf Brook Cir Apt 105
Longwood

Property Services by Musitech

7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Orlando

Red's Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping

2307 Blackjack Oak St
Ocoee

Rick's Complete Landscape Tree & Nursery

960 Papaya Ln
Winter Springs

Roedell's Landscaping Inc

4024 Dr. Love Rd.
Orlando

Rolling Green Landscape Solutions

2730 Shute Street
Orlando

Root's Complete Lawn And tree Care

3515 Dr Love Rd
Orlando

ROYAL LANDSCAPE NURSERY

2204 HEMPEL AVE
Gotha

Sod Today Landscaping

1601 Providence Circle
Orlando

Solid Iron Earthworks LLC

528 Orange Dr.
Altamonte Springs

Staleys Lawn & Home Service

6425 Sheryl Ann Dr
Orlando

Steve Wilschek Landscape, LLC

2271 Tournament Ct
Kissimmee

Super Scapes Inc

2441 Lake Vista Ct.
Casselberry

Tascon Landscaping Services LLC.

207 Taft-Vineland Rd
Orlando

The Davey Tree Expert Co - Orlando

123 Atlantic Dr
Maitland

The Tiki Guy L.L.C

828 Golfview st.

TIP TOP TREE EXPERT LLC

41711 Lillian Lane
Weirsdale

Today's Property Maintenance

P.O. Box 540165
Orlando

Total Home Remodels, Inc.

1701 Skipper Rd Lot 160
Tampa

Total Turf

3775 Colmart St
Deltona

TS Bobcat Service

1295 Iron Horse Bend

VK Building Group

Casselberry

W.R. Lawn

Fern Park

Woodplay Of Tampa Bay, Inc.

3744 W. Lambright St
Tampa

X-treme Building Contractors Inc

PO Box 521832
Longwood

XRC LLC

478 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs

Yard Hogs LLC

606 Dearborn Ave.
Altamonte Springs

Yard Muscle

23 Alafaya Woods Blvd #177

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