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"It went so well, I hired him to build a second fountain for the front deck. They both use recirculating water pumps which are great in these drought times. I liked" the work of so much I told my parents about it.

-Lisa W.

"We couldn't be happier with 's work. He supplemented our existing piece of pottery with a reasonable priced piece he found at one" of the local big-box stores. The finished fountain integrates with our existing landscape beautifully. A wonderful side benefit is that it has started attracting birds.

-Perry W.

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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.

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. 




Fountain Installation reviews in Tallahassee


I called this fountain service company for the SPECIFIC REASON that their Angie's List summary said "A small family company that is dedicated to the service and repair of garden (ponds/water features)fountains. We specialize in changing pumps, motors, floats, cleanings, leveling, new hoses. Everything your fountain needs." And, further, ...More the company specifically listed "Concrete Garden fountains, Cantera Stone, Ponds, Motor, Pump Replace, Water level, Monthly Maintenance." While they did get the fountain up and running, their service was essentially useless to me because, upon their figuring out that the fountain structure had a leak and needed to be re-sealed, they asked for their payment and left. I then had to call a SECOND fountain repair company to reseal the leak. That company - well-established in the /Scottsdale area - repaired the leak and re-sealed the fountain and, incidentally, advised me that the leveler that 's Fountain put in was not really a good choice because it was metal and not plastic and that, over time, it would not last well as the chemicals required to properly maintain the fountain would eventually corrode the metal. Had I been informed UP FRONT by 's Fountain that they do NOT actually do "EVERYTHING YOUR FOUNTAIN NEEDS" as their ad says, I NEVER would have called them but, rather, would have called another fountain repair company that actually DOES do everything your fountain needs, including re-sealing and leak repair, as needed. The work 's Fountain did to get the fountain up and running and the leveler replacement were relatively minor tasks which the second fountain company would easily have incorporated in their service at little or no extra cost to me. So, the result of all this is that I paid TWICE - $160 to 's Fountain Service and then, again, to get a Fountain Service Company out that really DOES "do everything your fountain needs." In sum, although the young couple who own 's Fountain Service seemed to be pleasant and earnest people, their ad on Angie's List was not really and caused me to spend an unnecessary $160. After thinking about this for a few days, I called who, with her husband, , own the company and told them of my dissatisfaction. While never rude, did not offer to return my money and said, "well, I guess our ad could have been clearer." When I logged on to Angie's List today, I noticed that the description of their service had not been changed. BUYER BEWARE! THIS IS NOT A FULL-SERVICE FOUNTAIN COMPANY.

We hired to build a motor driven water fountain in our patio. We selected the pottery we wanted and custom designed an electrical motorized running water fountain. We approved his design and he constructed it right away. returned the next day to check it out again. He made a slight ...More fine tuning adjustment and it has worked great. His price was fair for the end result we got.
We were impressed with and his work. He returned our calls promptly and did everything he promised. He insisted we be satisfied with our fountain. combines both artistic design and fine craftsmanship.
- Michael M.

In general they did a good job, but it was work done between other big jobs and they showed up sporadically, although in communication. Didn't really understand their pricing scheme but they insisted that the price included anything to make the customer satisfied. One issue was my insistence that rain water in front would likely puddle in front ...More based on my eye test and it, in fact, does puddle. So despite their drilling holes for drainage, there remains puddles after rain....and for a while because it does not drain. But it looks nice otherwise and it makes the place appear better and easier for me to move around. Still waiting for the pavers to be evened out, now a month since job declared done. Have been told that it will be done soon.
- Alexander R.

Great place to shop for garden decor and fountains! gave us all the information we needed to make the best choice on a fountain. Has the best prices in town. Saw a similar piece at a big name store but his price and his available services made it a no-brainer to go with 4Seasons!
The fountain cannot be installed until ...More the spring when the warmer weather prevents any possibility of freezing.
- J J.

After searching Angies list for a contractor that does this type of worm, I called & Pool Services. They said they would have someone in the area on Thursday and would be there sometime between 10 and 12. They arrived about 10:30 and proceeded to check out why my pump was not working. They said the pump needed to be ...More replaced. They quoted a price of $125 for the pump and $85 for the service call. I told them to proceed and they replaced the pump and power cable in about 45 minutes. The fountain is working fine and was satisfied with the job they did until I noticed the power cable after they had left. They did not bury the new cable in the flower bed that surrounds the fountain as was the case with the original cable. My fault for not catching that at the time, otherwise I would have asked them to bury the cable. The 2 workers were polite and did a good job of explaining how to adjust the water flow and clean the filter. I didn't think too much about the cost of the pump at the time and didn't find out how much this type of pump costs until I checked it out on the Internet. A comparable pump would cost no more than about $25. My fault for not doing my due diligence by checking this out BEFORE they came out. MY FAULT! $25 vs. $125 Please, I can see a price of $50 because they are caring an inventory of pumps on their truck, but is a bit much. I asked them if they take credit cards and said no. Much later I returned to their web site and they do. Why did they lie? I will not use them again because of their cost and the lack of quality. But if you read this review when needing this type of service, get more than one estimate to make sure the cost is reasonable.

did excellent work re-engineering and installing new pluming for my water feature and now works great. They know how to do it right the first time.
This water feature was installed by Lan-de con in 2012 at the cost of $2,500.00. The feature never worked and was designed and installed by Lan-De Con. I asked Lan-De Con to ...More repair there work but ignored me for the last three years.
- Kreg L.

They really did a great job. Really nice guys. They went the extra mile to check everything to try to figure out the problem. I would definitely hire them again. And I would definitely recommend them!
- Christie M.

On a Sunday afternoon about a week or so before Chaz and his crew were set to start the work, we had a mid-afternoon heavy rain storm. I was at the rental property painting and Chaz was home with his family, but as soon as it started raining hard, he jumped into his truck and raced over to my rental property. He did this because he wanted to see first ...More hand how the water was getting into the basement. He stood there in the rain and watched how the gutters were overflowing and pouring onto the sidewalk and thus, into the basement. We learned that the gutters weren't clogged, just designed and hung poorly. There wasn't enough fall for the water to flow to the downspout. Also, water was coming off the hillside and flowing right up against the house.
Chaz and his crew dug a trench along the back of the house and down the side. In the back at the foot of the hillside they installed a french drain. This drain was attached to a pipe that ran the length of the house. To fix the gutter problem, a gutter on the back of the house was re-hung and a downspout was added. Then, all the downspouts were connected to this pipe and the water from the roof and the hillside was carried away from the house. They also dugout and installed window corregated steel windo wells.
Then all along the side of the house, they regraded the topsoil to "swale" the landscape away from the house. Lastly, they replaced portions of the sidewalk that they had to dig up and also replaced the ones that they did not disturb but still needed to be replaced because they were crumbling.
Chaz and his crew were polite, prompt and professional. Even with it being 90 degrees plus, the job took only two and a half days. These guys never complained nor did they let the heat slow them down.
Needless to say, I would recommend & Company to anyone with irrigation or water proplems. They were awesome.
- Richard H.

Fountain Installers in Tallahassee, FL

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Anderson Design & Build, Inc

3081 Surrat Lane

Andrew Durochers Lawn Maintenance

PO Box 15616

Aqua Features

3554 Cangrove Rd


649 Standley Rd


1403 RAA AVE

Fielder And Associates

1760 Bannerman Rd.

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

MAIDtoCLEAN Services

PO BOX 3672

RH Enterprises of North Florida, Inc.

3539 Apalachee Parkway Ste 371 Unit 3

Sperling Irrigation Systems

3124 elwood trail

Tallahassee Nurseries

2911 Thomasville Rd

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