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Kailua Kona Landscapers

in Kailua Kona, HI

40
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in Kailua Kona

7
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are top rated

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Rated by
Gracemarie E.
"I can't remember the man's name. He was an older man from Grant's Creek Nursary. He came out as described above and I was told that it would cost 35.00 for him to take" a look at a yard issue, and give an estimate in the near future. A written Estimate on what he (they) suggest to resolve the problem and how much they estimated the work to cost. The Man told me when he left that he was "very busy" and that it could be a couple weeks before I received my estimate. Finally after a Month, I called. Didn't get anywhere, the man was somewhere and they didn't know what the estimate would be. I never heard back from that man who came out from Grant's Creek Nursary. I'm glad I only gave him 35.00 and didn't let them do any work. I never received my Estimate and paid $35.00 for "Nothing."
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Rated by
Rick F.
"I contacted this company based on favorable reviews on Angie's List. The
were the most responsive of the 3 companies I contacted for an estimate. Mr."
showed up for the estimate on time, was very knowledgable, and provided good advice about the trimming needed for this type of tree. The work was delayed slightly because of rainy December weather but they called the morning after Christmas and were on-site within an hour. Both trees required large cutbacks and interior pruning, generating a full truck-load of branches. It was amazing that all the trimming was done by Mr
climbing the tree with a hand-held chain saw. The last time we had this done 4 years ago, another trimmer cut the trees flat across the top which looked terrible. Mr.
shaped the trees very well. The crew of 3 cleaned up very well and were finished in 3 hours. I am very satisfied with the work and would not hesitate to call again.
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Marian D.
"We were not expecting anyone that morning, but was glad that someone had arrived to complete the work. The worker had arrived early and was gone by noon. He did not damage any other" property even though he had to drive along the fence line, because he had to clean almost an acre of border. We have since hired this company to do other work, which we are pleased with.
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"I can't remember the man's name. He was an older man from Grant's Creek Nursary. He came out as described above and I was told that it would cost" 35.00 for him to take a look at a yard issue, and give an estimate in the near future. A written Estimate on what he (they) suggest to resolve the problem and how much they estimated the work to cost. The Man told me when he left that he was "very busy" and that it could be a couple weeks before I received my estimate. Finally after a Month, I called. Didn't get anywhere, the man was somewhere and they didn't know what the estimate would be. I never heard back from that man who came out from Grant's Creek Nursary. I'm glad I only gave him 35.00 and didn't let them do any work. I never received my Estimate and paid $35.00 for "Nothing."

-Gracemarie E.

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"I contacted this company based on favorable reviews on Angie's List. The
were the most responsive of the 3 companies I contacted for" an estimate. Mr.
showed up for the estimate on time, was very knowledgable, and provided good advice about the trimming needed for this type of tree. The work was delayed slightly because of rainy December weather but they called the morning after Christmas and were on-site within an hour. Both trees required large cutbacks and interior pruning, generating a full truck-load of branches. It was amazing that all the trimming was done by Mr
climbing the tree with a hand-held chain saw. The last time we had this done 4 years ago, another trimmer cut the trees flat across the top which looked terrible. Mr.
shaped the trees very well. The crew of 3 cleaned up very well and were finished in 3 hours. I am very satisfied with the work and would not hesitate to call again.

-Rick F.

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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 -

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachments/build-yourself/117273d1230307978-stump-grinder-questions-stumpgrinderred.jpg

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 Kailua Kona

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They are prompt and come every week the same day and time. Cut the lawn , weed
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the edges and blow the debris They are very professional and a great service
- Susan J.
B

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They provided a design which we were able to discuss, and did the removal and installation around August. The yard got pretty tore up, but this was necessary for the access required for this type of repair, and they are a landscape company, so they included the restoration in the price. All told it went well.
One issue we had was that the existing gas line to the built-in grill needed replacing.
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don't do that, and that's ok but they put in a 1-1/2" PVC access line for the gas contractor to thread their new gas line down and it almost didn't fit - go to 2-1/2 inch in future guys.
Following the patio we went back to
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a few more times for other services -
Tree removal and landscaping and are happy with the work they performed.
We would consider them first for yard maintenance and landscaping.
- Kenneth B.
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Design was rather ordinary. Design took some time as we felt we had to repeatedly come back and ask them to reduce the cost even though we were clear from the beginning about our budget.
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was the designer and oversaw the project. In hindsight we wish we had not compromised on some of our concerns. When he insisted, we tended to give in because we wanted to rely on his expertise. We were unsatisfied with the following:
1. Moved plants he shouldn't have and we didn't want moved.
- He insisted on transplanting a beautiful 8yr old red bark maple even though we were happy with where it was. It didn't survive.
- He also moved an established
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, but because they aren't responsible for it's survival, they didn't take care. It sat in a water filled hole for week with below freezing temperatures. It's still struggling after 2 seasons.
- He removed 4 of our Hinoki insisting that they weren't the right kind and installing 3 new ones. No difference. One of the Hinoki already died and was replaced. But we now have younger trees when the original were well established. Again they didn't take care in replanting the original Hinokis. They have been planted too close together and too close to a neighbor's lace leaf maple. Neighbors aren't happy.
2. Poor plant choices
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recommended Hebes for a border plant. I told him we've tried them before but because we're at a higher elevation they didn't survive. He said he had a different variety that would be fine. Sure enough 14 of the 20 Hebes died last winter.
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has refused to even call us back when we called him about them. We relied on his expertise again but were misled.
- Suggested 3 different ground covers. Corsican mint which has the best aroma when one walks near it is planted where no one walks. Second one is too aggressive. We have to now work to keep it from choking other plants and taking over paths. The third is nice, but too few planted so it's too sparse and hasn't spread.
- CEANTHOS '
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' looked great and did well through summer and fall, but all 3 died the first winter. Thought they may come back but didn't.
3 Poor quality/attention to detail
- A good part of our front lawn was removed to create beds and borders. They didn't spray/
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any of that lawn and left too much of their roots in the ground. we've had a very tough time pulling out grass growing throughout the new beds and through the plants.
- We use a riding mower. So we asked that they cut the lawn back from sloping areas. Didn't do it enough so it's still too steep and continues to be dangerous for the riding mower.
- Taizoon D.
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It appeared to be fine but when the time period was up they just left! They did about 2/3 of the job if someone would have came to me or their office called me and said "if you want it all completed it will cost this much more" I would have said sure lets get this done. to me it was very unprofessional.
- Christopher P.
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Was honest, stating the trees were beyond saving and explained why. Was very knowledgeable and informative about tree care. Even though he can out and looked at the trees he didn't charge anything. Would recommend them.
- David K.
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came to our Pensacola vacation home and provided design and landscaping plans. He's very creative, can visualize the finished product and is talented at selling his ideas to the homeowner. He produced a project plan under budget but overran by 20% due to yard infrastructure (sprinkler and well pump system). His team made a big mistake uprooting some plants that we agreed would stay and he replaced them without any issue.
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has followed up with us after the installation and stands behind their landscaping products and design.


- Sherry S.
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The job went well and quickly. I chose
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because of their pricing and that they were a large enough company with enough employees to be able to complete the work in a reasonable time. The clincher for me in choosing this company was meeting and working with
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, their estimator.
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is a terrific person and was always attentive and remained involved with the job until it was finished. I always felt that any issues I had would be addressed because of his obvious work ethic. I had had a design developed which they worked with and where I needed to cut costs or decided to revamp the design,
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worked with me by coming up with alternative ideas until we came up with the right answers to complete my project.
The guys that did the actual work were all friendly, polite and professional and did a really good job. I LOVE my new yard!
- Sara C.

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1 Call Handyman

PO Box 33541

ALII GARDENS MARKETPLACE

75-6129 ALII DR
Kailua Kona

Any Kine Handy Man Services

73-4163 Alaha Plc.
Kailua Kona

BRILLERS CREATIVE GARDENING

75-1549 KUAKINI HWY
Kailua Kona

BRODERSON LANDSCAPE CO

73-897 KUPALOKE ST
Kailua Kona

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Clean Freaks

Thank you for your business.
South Kohala

EMERALD ISLAND GARDENING

PO BOX 575
Kailua Kona

GENE T POWER & ASSOC

74-1482 HAO KUNI ST
Kailua Kona

GERMAN GARDENER

74-5602 ALAPA ST
Kailua Kona

Grasshoppers Yard & Tree Service

15-1820 10th ave Hpp
Keaau

HAWAII LAND CARE

73-4354 MALALO PL
Kailua Kona

HUALALAI GARDENERS

78-131 HOLUA RD
Kailua Kona

ISLAND TREE CARE

73-4512 KOHANAIKI RD
Kailua Kona

Keep It Green

Kailua Kona

KONA GARDENERS

PO BOX 195
Kailua Kona

Kona Greenscapes LLC

PO Box 3562
Kailua Kona

LANDSCAPE IMAGES INC

75-279 Hoene St
Kailua Kona

LANDSCAPE SPECIALISTS & IRRGTN

73-1125 MAKAMAKA ST
Kailua Kona

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Mother Earth Father Time Tree Service

75-5737 Kuakini HWY #102
Kailua Kona

OHANA LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION

PO BOX 2608
Kailua Kona

ORCHARD-MARINE CORP

73-4279 PUKIAWE ST
Kailua Kona

ORCHID ISLE LANDSCAPING CO

74-4958 KIWI ST
Kailua Kona

PACIFIC KONA LANDSCAPING INC

73-1254 OLD HAWAII BELT RD
Kailua Kona

PARADISE LANDSCAPING LLC

75-143 HUALALAI RD
Kailua Kona

Perez Landscaping

Po Box 4664
Kailua Kona

PuaLani Orchids & Landscape Plants

73-4298 Laui St.
Kailua Kona

RESORT MANAGEMENT GROUP

73-4277 LAUI ST
Kailua Kona

Southwest Greens - Hawaii

P. O. Box 390068
Keauhou

Turfgrass Hawaii

86 509 Halona Rd
Waianae

ULIULI MAU LANDSCAPE MNTNC

73-1080 AHULANI ST
Kailua Kona

Vetiver Farms Hawaii

PO Box 501
Papaikou

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

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