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"It went exactly how they said it would go. A very safe and experienced crew, and no mistakes or the house would have been damaged. The guys took the trees down in" sections with ropes and climbed up the trees like lumberjacks.

-Richard M.

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have really enjoyed the high level of care performed on maintaining my landscaping. What I enjoy most is that they come on the same day" every month. When they come I can ask them to check out the drip system to see that certain plants get more water or to make a small repair on the system. Their extra services are great. I am getting ready to request a fall fertilizer treatment that is sprayed onto the plants. I tried this service in the spring and all of my plants are doing better than ever before. The cost is reasonable and the staff and owners are great to work with. After trying other companies in the past who would always leave me guessing as to when they would come or how to contact them about special needs,
is a welcomed relief. I really enjoy their coming by every month. There is always far more to landscaping than I would think and the monthly maintenance keeps everything looking really great. The crew arrives in a company identified truck, they haul away all trimmings, and they are a highly professional who get on the work that needs to be done. This is truly a 5 star company!

-Stephen A.

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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 Akron

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After looking over the reviews and ratings on Angie's list decided to purchase the Big Deal to have them give me an estimate.
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responded immediately and within 2 weeks submitted a plan for the yard. After reviewing I asked if he'd come out and see some concerned areas in our lawn that I'd like him to add to the plan - he did come back out, offered suggestions that sounded good and returned a new revised plan to incorporate the changes which we agreed upon. It took awhile to get the landscaping started due to the extremely heavy rains we've experienced this summer - but once they started, the job moved quickly. It took two days for prep and plantings. The transformation is amazing. I know that the new landscaping has added much to the value of our home. Wish I had done this sooner. We are very pleased. See before - and after photos.
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- Linda E.
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Very well. True professionals. In my 30 years in home building business, this is the first time a contractor has impressed me enough to get motivated to write a comment.
- Sean K.
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These guys did very well. In fact, they did so well that I hired them a second time to install synthetic grass in my side yard. As to the main installation, they showed up on time, did the work until it was complete, and showed me the finished product. The work they did was difficult to do and very high quality. They installed synthetic grass around my entire backyard, including encircling difficult obstacles such as a stone pathway. They cut the lawn very precisely around the stone pathways and gardens. They also described, with detail, the precise job they were doing on the bid sheet. And, most importantly, they did it on time and within budget. I would recommend these guys to anyone. My lawn now looks great and it's maintenance free.
- Mark T.
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was easy to work with and very fair in his cost estimates. He and his crew did a wonderful job. They were courteous and professional and arrived on time. Their work was completed in a very business like fashion. We were very pleased with the work they performed.
- Edward R.
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showed up for the estimate on time and gave me a quote on the spot. I had gotten another estimate from another angie's list provider and their quote was almost three times as much. His crew did a fantastic job. There was a slight mis-communication on how the steps were to be done. But it was corrected quickly and exceeded my satisfaction. I will definitely be using them again.
- Julia C.
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They were responsive to phone calls, able to schedule the work fairly quickly, and were professional in their work - at a competitive price. I will call them again when needed.


- Daryl M.
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Very responsive, came on time and worked steadily for four hours.
Did the heavy lifting that we are unable to do for ourselves.
Easy to work with and friendly.
- Katherine M.
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J&G do a good job. They show up at the same day and time every week to cut my grass. I also hired them to remove many bushes and roots from my front yard. The price for the bush removal was a very good deal ($300), and they did the work very quickly. The only complaints I would be able to come up with is that sometimes they forget to
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my sump pump hose back out when they are finished, they have put a few divots into the yard with their mowers, and finally it's not always easy to get a hold of them. Overall, I am happy with the work they do and very happy with the prices they charge.
- Eric W.

Landscaping Companies in Akron, IN

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Adamson "We-Gro" Nursery and Garden Center, Inc.

13810 N MARTIN MATHIS RD NE
Palmyra

Aquatic Design & Supplies

445 N Chestnut
Monrovia

Atlas Service Company

111 e Walnut
Kokomo

Bay and Sons Masonry and Construction

4171 Lanam Ridge Rd
Nashville

BLUE HEAVEN LANDSCAPING

6382 E HUNLEY RD
Oaktown

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CCT Underground LLC

1021 E Michigan ST
Indianapolis

CKlemme Design

PO Box 55042
Indianapolis

DC Contracting

604 East Mill St
Summitville

ELH CONSTRUCTION LLC

5 WYNDHAM DR
Brownsburg

ENVIROSCAPE

930 INDUSTRIAL DR
Madison

Green Side Up Inc Landscaping

130 North Lincoln St
Kendallville

Greenlawn By Design

PO Box 3366
Carmel

Horizon Landscapes

1483 S 900 E
Pierceton

JL and Sons

3236 Welch Drive
Indianapolis

JnC Enterprises

8679 S US Hwy 231
Rensselaer

Justice Lawn Care Service

2452 N County Road 450 E
Logansport

LANDSCAPES BY DALLAS FOSTER

3729 N CAMP ARTHUR RD
Vincennes

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Mainstream Works

490 S. County Road 660 W
North Vernon

Masoner & Sons

2221 Parkland Dr
Fort Wayne

Myers Sod Farm

1519 E County RD 600 N
Seymour

Nature's Creations Lawn & Landscaping

4003 Sungate Ct
Indianapolis

Perfection Tree Experts llc

1427 bulls head rd

Quality Built Pergolas

801 Carpenters Crossing, Suite 8

Reid's Paving & Sealcoating

1999 S. State RD. 57
Washington

SB10 Contracting LLC.

3356 Voigt Dr.
Carmel

Sebastian Construction

16514 Highway 10 N

STONE CENTER OF INDIANA, LLC

5272 E 65TH ST
Indianapolis

Stryker Lawn Service LLC

4242 W 100 N
Warsaw

Tree Dynasty

4524 Norwaldo Ave.
Indianapolis

TruGreen

4015 Transportation Dr
Ft. Wayne

United Dynamics Inc

2555 Cannon St
New Albany

Vohland Nursery Inc.

2085 N. Moscow Rd.
Greensburg

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100
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