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"Let me begin my saying that my interaction with and has been the most pleasurable experience I've ever had with" any contractor by far. I'm so happy with my decision to have and his crew transform my , dirt filled backyard into an amazing outdoor place to be; I can't say enough good things. 's passion and enthusiasm for his scope of work is contagious and is shared amongst his hard-working and respectful crew. Of all the landscaping companies I contacted, was the only one who brought forth lots of ideas and suggestions for the project and explained rationale for why he uses such products or materials to ensure things are done right the first time. He was also very willing to revisit the site when I wanted to add to the scope of the project. Throughout the process, was very patient to all my questions, readily shared his knowledge, and was easy to communicate and interact with and really tries to understand his customers. He showed up on time for each and every meeting from the initial consultation to the finished walk-through. He was even very accommodating in scheduling the backyard renovation to work out with my busier than normal work schedule which I greatly appreciated and found valuable. I'm absolutely thrilled with the end result, quality of workmanship, professionalism, and attention to detail. was on site the entire time with his crew except when getting materials or lunch for his guys. They did many extras and even improved the drainage which I wasn't expecting. I can't believe how hard they worked and how much they accomplished in one day. I felt they treated my property as their own and I couldn't find one thing to clean up after the job was done. They even washed down the street and smoothed out rock in my front yard so that you'd never a skid loader ever touched it. It was a pleasure to work with and his crew. They were enjoyable to be around and I welcomed their good attitudes and a few laughs. The end result was better than I was expecting or able to envision. It was worth saving up for a long time in order to have them completely transform the space and I appreciate the backyard now so much. I am so pleased with their efforts and absolutely love my outstanding new backyard. I highly recommend to anyone and would happily be a reference to any future customers considering their services. I look forward to using them again for any future needs. To , Christian, and the rest of the crew: please accept my biggest THANK YOU!!!

-JoAnn S.

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"I have lived at this community for over 15 years. Since that time, the Association/ has had the opportunity to contract with various landscaping" companies to maintain the weekly upkeep of the landscaping. In my opinion, and MANY other homeowners share this, . Landscaping Company has been the absolute WORST landscaping company we have dealt with. I would NOT recommend, nor even consider hiring this company for several reasons, such as their failure to complete each assigned weekly task to its fullest, failure to pick up sticks, limbs, branches, leaves, and numerous other deficiencies. The homeowners refer these landscapers as "blow and go" as more than 50% of the time they fail to actually pick up the fallen leaves from the trees. Instead, the landscapers blow them all around the area into different locations, but fail to remove the leaves from the property. . landscapers have blatantly violated the provisions of County ordinances and states by intentionally blowing and discarding landscaping debris into the County Wastewater Storm Drains which is a violation, as the debris clog up the County Wastewater Storm Drains, and any debris that manage to flow through the drainage system end up downstream in a stream, creek, or river, which again, is a violation not only in County, but violates federal statutes regarding pretection of the waterways. Employee(s) are rude and non-complaint, and complaints to . supervisors are essentially in vain. Do NOT hire!

-William P.

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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.

Landscaping reviews in Savannah

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Contractor returned my first call, promised to come and look at the job, and provide a quote but then never showed up or called back. He did call back once so I gave him a C instead of an F.
- Albert V.
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They took a lot of breaks. It was a hot day, but they seemed to be leaning on their truck every time we glanced out the window.
The company sent 2 very young men who really didn't seem to want to exert themselves. They left some tall weeds along our back fence.
They arrived on time. They left without speaking with either of ...More us.
We were disappointed.
- PEGGY B.
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was at our home and our neighbor's home trimming shrubs and power washing all afternoon and continued to work after dark. We needed him to return today to re-do a couple of the stairs and he came back this afternoon to re-do the stairs.
- Robert M.
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I had been a previous customer about two years ago. I stopped service back then we our house became a rental property.
Within 24 hours of my initial call requesting service to resume at our house, called me back and put me on the schedule to continue service.
- Kim K.
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was great with the design and options for plants in the area. He shopped several places for the best prices on trees and provided all the details. The work was completed as promised and exceeded our expectations. We also use them weekly for our mowing and landscaping.
- Lori M.
A

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We ended up going with someone we knew for our stone work. Just wanted to comment on great responsiveness, ideas and professionalism. If not for someone we knew doing our stairs/walkway, we would have gone with ..hands down.
- Lisa M. M.
A

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and crew started the job 3 days after I accepted his bid. They were punctual, polite, and knowledgeable. They did an amazing amount of work in less than 4 days. had great recommendations for plants for both the sunny and shady sides of our yard--brought samples for me to choose from and also picked out ...More some specific ones I wanted from a list I gave him. Yes, people, the 1- plants are small--but guess what--it's less than a month later and they are already noticeably larger, healthy and blooming! That's what proper irrigation and sunshine will do. Thank you, , it was a pleasure doing business with you.
- Renee B.
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It went great and we were very happy with the results. They were very professional and did their best to work around our schedule and needs. We were so happy with the team that we've also hired them for weekly maintenance and so far have been having a great experience.
- Mallory D A.

Landscaping Companies in Savannah, GA

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A To Z All Trees LLC

273 Peggy Meadows Ln
Douglasville

ALL ABOUT THE GARDEN

201 E 37TH ST
Savannah

Arts Landscaping

38 Grand lake Circle

At Your Service Lawn Care

2038 E de Renne Ave
Savannah

Aviator Landscapes

1 Diamond Causeway Ste 21/352
Savannah

AW Services

602 East 57th St.
Savannah

Backyard Paradise Inc

62 Bunker Dr
Rossville

Bartlett Tree Experts

2220 Gamble Rd
Savannah

BD Landscaping & Irrigation LLC

101 Oak St
Bloomingdale

Bell's Lawn Care. Inc.

313 Weisenbaker Road
Rincon

Best Landscape

917 Harmon St
Savannah

BIRCH & ASSOC

5 BLACKBEARD LN
Savannah

Blades of Grass Lawn Care LLC

102 Crossvine Ct
Savannah

BUSHWACKERS

1233 ROGERS ST
Savannah

Butler Brothers Landscaping

511 McLaws St
Savannah

Carolina Yard Masters, Inc

43 Pennington Drive

Carribean Landscaping LLC

17 Ruelle Du Belle

CHARLES ANDERSON DESIGN LLC

41 WHITE OAK BLF
Savannah

Chatham Property Maintenance

5710 Ogeechee Rd
Savannah

Coastal Renovations

11400 whitebluff rd
Savannah

Coastal Renovations

11400 whitebluff rd
Savannah

Coastal Renovations

11400 White Bluff Rd
Savannah

Coastal Renovations

11400 White Bluff Rd
Savannah

Coastal Turf Pros

243 Jabez Jones Rd
Guyton

COMPLETE LAWN CARE & LNDSCPNG

1499 GROVE POINT RD
Savannah

Covenant Construction

414 Chevis Road
Savannah

COVENANT LANDSCAPING INC

108 Cedar Point Dr
Savannah

D & J Construction Services

P.O. Box 1425
Hinesville

D L GARLETTS LAND MANAGEMENT

40 RAMSGATE RD
Savannah

DAN REAGIN LANDSCAPING

1043 MILL HILL RD
Richmond Hill

DAVID BLISSET LANDSCAPING

2615 GOVERNOR ST
Savannah

Derst Hardscape Design

127 E Welwood Dr
Savannah

DEVINE RESTORATION LANDSCAPE

1116 E 31ST ST
Savannah

Dixie Lawn Care

PO Box 2495
Richmond Hill

DLG Land Management, Inc.

PO Box 16678
Savannah

Dogwood Sporting Supplies

315 Penrose Dr
Savannah

EARTH & STONE OF SAVANNAH

113 Houston St Ste A
Savannah

Earth Scapes

150 Davis Rd
Richmond Hill

Earthmark of Georgia

142 Kensington Cir
Guyton

Empire Construction Associates, LLC

6605 Abercorn St
Savannah

Environmental Landscape Service

1421 N Camden Cir
Savannah

Express Sunrooms Coastal

463 Pooler Parkway
Pooler

F G W Landscaping

PO Box 2534
Richmond Hill

Farmers Home Improvment

522 E. 39th Street
Savannah

Fulford-Swinney, LLC

128 Frances Meeks Way
Richmond Hill

Garden Medic

PO Box 729

GRADY'S LANDSCAPING

2503 SADLER ST
Savannah

Grassholes Lawn Care

410 Adams Rd
Bloomingdale

GRASSMASTER LAWN CARE

PO BOX 10673
Savannah

GRASSROOTS LAWN CARE

PO BOX 16463
Savannah

Griffin Landscape Design

809 E Victory Dr
Savannah

GROUND CONTROL

328 E MONTGOMERY XRD
Savannah

H and H Landscaping LLC

1195 George Swindell Rd NE
Ludowici

Handyman R Us

1310 Pirkle Rd.
Douglasville

Hayden South Landscaping

3 Fries Rd.
Savannah

Hinely Construction

217 Burton Rd.

HINESLEY & ASSOC

1 SORRELWOOD CROSS
Savannah

Hunt Tree Service

2 Kimball Ave
Pooler

HUTTONS LANDSCAPES INC

1326 LITTLE NECK RD
Savannah

Innovations Landscaping Inc

3906 Battey Street

J M WOODS INC

PO Box 18397
Savannah

Jack of All Trades, Inc.

501 Buckhalter Rd.
Savannah

JOHN GLENN LANDSCAPES INC

489 A BEAULIEU AVE
Savannah

JRJ LANDSCAPING

239 SUNCREST BLVD
Savannah

Kimmerbuilt

9 Sherborne rd.
Savannah

Kings Pride Arbor Care

1400 Mitchell St
Savannah

LAND-TECH INC

15 DOGWOOD RD
Savannah

LANDMARKS NURSERY

HIGHWAY 17
Richmond Hill

Landscape One Source Inc.

989 East 33rd. Street
Savannah

Landscapes by Rick

1215 E 48th St
Savannah

Lawler Landscaping LLC

211 Redan Dr
Savannah

Lawn & Order Landscaping LLC

603 Indian Street
Savannah

LAWNSCAPES MANAGEMENT LLC

13110 STILLWOOD DR
Savannah

LightHouse Services

2334 Rincon Stillwell Rd
Rincon

LOW COUNTRY LAWN MAGAGEMENT

PO BOX 13495
Savannah

Low Country Renovations

1120 Mount Hope Road
Guyton

Low Country Tree Service

1200 E 51st St
Savannah

Maddox Contractors Inc

1826 Hale St
Savannah

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta

MANKER LANDSCAPE

10406 INDIGO RD
Savannah

MANKER LANDSCAPE

97 REDWALL CIR
Savannah

MANKER LANDSCAPE

153 FINN CIR
Savannah

Manker Landscape LLC

7400 Abercorn St
Savannah

Mike's Home Services

108 Summit Ridge Drive
Savannah

Mikes Lawn Service & Landscaping LLC

PO Box 1652
Richmond Hill

MILES PARKING LOT SVC

2237 VICKSBURG DR
Savannah

Myers Landscape

5710 Ogeechee Road Suite 200
Savannah

NELSON GROUP

7002 SKIDAWAY RD
Savannah

PA-KI DIRTMAN AT REDGATE

138 RED GATE FARM TRL
Savannah

PAKI II PALMS & DELIVERY SVC

150 RED GATE FARM TRL
Savannah

PALMS ON THE PARKWAY

376 SEA ISLAND PKWY

PARADISE LANDSCAPE SVC

PO Box 13371
Savannah

Perfection Tree Experts llc

1427 bulls head rd

PORTSIDE SERVICES INC

9 MALL TER
Savannah

Premiere Tree Services of Savannah

22 West Bryan St. Ste. 362
Savannah

QUALITY IRRISCAPE

2824 US HIGHWAY 80 W
Savannah

Ring's Landscaping

868 Sweet Hill Rd
Richmond Hill

RIVERS LANDSCAPE & GROUNDS

6069 OGEECHEE RD
Savannah

SAVANNAH GREEN GOODS

546 SHIPYARD RD
Savannah

Savannah Home Improvements

9247 Garland drive
Savannah

SAVANNAH LANDSCAPES

6203 ABERCORN ST
Savannah

SC Landscapes

P.O. Box 2497

SEABREEZE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

29 CORNUS DR
Savannah

SECRET GARDENS

4605 GARRARD AVE
Savannah

Soap on a Rope LLC

1135 East 72nd St
Savannah

SODMAN LANDSCAPING INC

PO Box 15388
Savannah

SOUTHERN CLASSICS LANDSCAPE

7 Stockbridge Ct
Savannah

Southern Landscape Management

426 briarwood rd
Guyton

Spring Landscaping

McCall rd.
Springfield

Starling Ground Control

200 white hall ave
Rincon, Ga

STONE & CO INC

515 WHITFIELD AVE
Savannah

Straw Boss LLC

Richmond Hill

Swayde Lawn Care and Handyman Service

204 Four Oaks Ct Rd
Rincon

T & T Concepts LLC

10420 Indigo Rd
Savannah

TEKK Lawn Maintenance

3 Sapphire Island Rd
Savannah

THE GREEN KEEPER

4 AUTUMN LEAVES CT
Savannah

The Landscape Management Company

8173 Old Highway 21 Suite G1
Port Wentworth

The Lawn Bowl

1 Wigmore Cir
Savannah

The Savannah Lawn Ranger

119 W Tahoe Dr
Savannah

TIDEWATER LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS

1329 HEIDT AVE
Savannah

Tirado's Construction

138 Laurel Green Ct.
Savannah

Tree Landscape and Concrete Services

6403 Edenfield Drive
Lithonia

TruGreen

521 Edsel Dr
Richmond Hill

Waters Ave Nursery & Landscape, Inc

6502 Waters Ave
Savannah

Wells Lawncare Services LLC

P.O. Box 2342
Rincon

WOODS LANDSCAPE INC

329 COMMERCIAL DR
Savannah

WOODWARD LANDSCAPE PRFSSNLS

6 ROBIN RD
Savannah

Yard Smart Landscaping

22 Stoney Hill Rd
Pooler

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