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"We had a very good experience with
and we used their services on two different occasions. First we replaced the roof of the house, and a" couple of months later we called them for a major backyard makeover that included re-plastering our pool, replacing the tile around the pool, repairing and replacing the pool coping, redo the pool deck with paver stones, build a new lattice patio cover, remodel our BBQ area with new cabinets and stone work, build a matching fire pit. They also took care of the whole landscaping form replacing the sod to planting new trees and landscaping lighting Since it was also time to update our driveway, we replaced it with the same type of paver that were installed in the backyard.
, their contractor in charge, was very helpful in assisting us with the design and selection of stones for the BBQ and pavers for the front and the back of the house. Based on their work ethics, reliability and professionalism, we will work with them in the future for the inside remodeling of the house. Very good job

-Max T.

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"All work was done according to spec. The price estimate came in on track and the team were very flexible with changes as we went through the program.
" and his team were very tidy, respectful of timing and noise levels and immediately addressed any questions or concerns along the way

-James M.

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Hardscaping

Creating a unique look for your yard means more than just cut grass, trimmed shrubbery and pretty flowers. Hardscaping, the creation of any man-made structures on your lawn, is just as crucial for overall appearance.

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Dear Angie: I’m interested in a paver-style driveway. What kind of company is typically the best to hire for this? – Thomas S., Seminole, Florida

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An appetizing patio and fireplace accent the main course in this backyard

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Dear Angie: Who can I hire to prepare my patio for spring, and what should it cost? — Eugenia C., District Heights, Maryland

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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.

Hardscaping reviews in Mount Vernon

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Very professional from initial visit to provide estimate all the way to final meeting to sign warranty and collect amount due. Mr.
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explained all the steps, approximately time of completion, and provided detailed scope of work. The gentleman who actually installed the gate was also very professional, worked diligently and everything worked the way it's supposed to. Since this is the first time I've replaced a wrought iron gate, I originally thought the price was a bit high, but the quality of work appears to be well worth the cost, an Angie's List discount was applied to the cost and a two year warranty was provided. Very satisfied with this company, highly recommended.
- Pedro J.
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We contracted with
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in April 2015 for over $50,000 worth of work replacing our driveway, 2 walks and some garden planters which were supposed to be completed before early June. There were originally 5 different projects
and then we added 2 smaller formal Change Orders to the original contract.
Every project that was started was originally done wrong, then fixed twice more until it was done properly. For instance, the first planter wall was not centered on our patio, then the 2nd time still wasn't centered, then the 3rd time it was. The 2nd job was another small retaining wall which replaced a brick circular wall. The first time the wall was installed it went straight across and not in line with the 2 walls it abutted, the 2nd time it was "squared" and then the 3rd time finally arched and met the walls
properly like the one it replaced. Each successive project went like this; so much so that in trying to have faith in the company we asked for the team to be replaced with a new team which the contractor did. We liked the attitudes and work ethic of the new team and they told us several times that they have been sent in on many jobs to "correct" the work of the team they replaced.
Even though the "new team" seemed to be better than the original team in terms of their attention to detail, we discovered after the fact that this team that they had never installed a driveway before and our drive is very long and complexities in level and shape.
The first part of the driveway that was laid the first time literally 'lead into" our neighbor's yard. And there were other issues that kept arising that we unfortunately had to redirect and manage in order to get it right the first time. Now within 2 weeks of completing the driveway, it is already sloping 1-2 inches in many spots where the tires of our cars go.

There are many many issues with this project we could detail but the fact of the matter is that we have withheld our final payment because the work has not been completed. This contractor has been paid 95% of what we originally contracted for but is upset their costs ballooned well beyond what was anticipated due to the work that had to be redone multiple times by both teams.
Although we can live with not completing all of the work in
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of making the final payment, we cannot accept the fact that we have paid over $35,000 for a driveway that is already sagging. We have attempted to resolve the issue with this contractor and met with them several times to do so, but they insist that this is all of our fault and that we should pay for all of their cost
overruns. We had several other contractors working at our house at the same time that this contractor was there and all will testify to the poor quality of workmanship and lack of skilled labor that was put on our over $60,000+ job. Moreover, we had perfect working relationships with 5 other contractors during the same period and all did excellent work and have been paid 100% of their monies.
We cannot recommend this contractor and would warn any other buyer to beware and do their due diligence and if contracted, ensure that the expectations and specifications of exactly what you are getting are written down, drawn out and attached to the contract and that you are assured of getting experienced personnel as part of your contract.

- PETE M.
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They removed the old wall, and backfilled the dirt and gravel needed to have the wall stay strong. They didn't expect payment until the work was finished.
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time with me to explain what the details of the project. Once they
started they finished the project, and didn't stop until it was done.
- Brian P.
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Highly recommend Hooks! I had an appointment set up within a few days of contacting them, and
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came out to assess our situation. We asked for a quote to work on the front of our house and also to repair a side paver pathway and retaining wall in the back. We ended up doing just the front for now, and would definitely use Hooks again to do the side and back. They worked within our budget, and
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had great suggestions on what to put in. She also went with a darker stone which compliments our home better.
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was helpful with care tips, and we've been careful to keep up with the watering during the dry weather in the late summer. All of our plants have taken well.
Overall, we had a great experience. Hooks was prompt, professional yet personal, honest and provided quality work and products at our home. I was under the impression that
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would check in on the work a few times, but after I got home she seemed to have a close handle on all the details being worked by the crew. You can't go wrong with these guys. You can always shop for a better price, but knowing you're in good hands is priceless. And by the way, I thought their price was fair for the work they did.
- Rachel P.
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met me as planned, was punctual and courteous, and spent a reasonable amount of time assessing the job. He promised to send an email with an estimate shortly after . I never received an estimate and did not hear from him again. I called him several times and he did not return the call. Needless to say I was disappointed in the experience and chose to use another contractor. Not sure what happened but he gets a black
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- CLIFF C.
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called to confirm a couple of days before, and then never showed up for our appointment. I called her office, and then never received a follow up call. During our confirmation call she seemed uninterested in the work, asking me if I had gotten other stonework quotes, to which I responded yes. If you don't want to give a quote, don't make an appointment and then not show up.
- Jamie R.
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We hired
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Landscaping, Inc. to install a stone wall with drainage, flagstone patio, screen lattice and gravel road for access to the west side of our property. They showed up on time each day of the project, cleaned up after themselves, stayed within our budget and were very responsive to our questions. They installed a 3-inch poly sleeve on each end of the wall for future projects like a water feature or lighting. Crew mates
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and
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built a beautiful custom lattice screen on site using just a vague idea from us and a photo of a similar design. We'll put in landscape plants later. This is the second time we've hired
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for a project, and we are very happy to recommend them to others.
- Amy H.
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The first crew that came out were difficult to communicate with. They did a poor job resanding the pavers and came out 2 months later for a redo with the A team. This year i started calling them in May, sending texts with pictures of the sand all cracked
and missing in spots,then i sent pictures of the weeds coming up between the pavers. Their reply was we'll put you on our schedule back in June. THIS IS AUGUST and no one has shown up, I have called them numerous times, they either don't answer or promise to get back to me but never do. When i got the original estimate they assured me that they do warrantee work for up to a year,but they have not made any effort to do the work right. Both crews left a mess that I had to clean up. I wouldn't recommend this company. Their competitors sealed a driveway in my neighborhood and it looks a lot better than mine.
- Jack T.

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AARON'S TREE SVC

719 N Carico
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97 Marion Street
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ALWAYS LANDSCAPING

10584 Modesto Rd
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Anything Exterior, Inc

17919 Grandview Dr
Sterling

Budget Heating, Cooling & Construction

531 S 24th St
Mount Vernon

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Caleb's Contracting

26 East 22nd Place

Coach House Garages

1902 E Sycamore

Creekside Total Maintenance

17357 S 69th Ave
Tinley Park

Custom Construction & Remodeling

475 E Court Street - Suite 83
Kankakee

Darcy Bean Custom Construction

PO Box 1758
Champaign

Dave's Contracting & Cleaning Inc

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Plainfield

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Energy Miser Inc

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon

Fivestone Foundations

915 Benton Street
Belleville

H.O.M.E. LLC

Montgomery

Harville Masonry

1765 N Reed Station Rd
Carbondale

Nature Green Paving

629 Montgomery Rd
Montgomery

Paul Swartz Nursery

30728 93rd St

Premier Brick & Stone

2769 Stonegate Ct.

ROCK SOLID RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS

113 South Brockschmidt Road
Venedy

Sharp's Landscape

304 spence st
Norris City

Skoog Landscape & Design

2612 W Le Fevre Rd
Sterling

Smith Tree Service

15797 Willis Rd
Benton

Solutions Contracting

1173 BAinbridge St
Barry

The Oak Crest Group, LLC.

641 Glacier Court
Roselle

Voss Lawn and Landscape LLC

1435 Summers Lane
Quincy

YoHawk Construction and Landscapping

710 E. Main
West Frankfort
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