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"From the beginning,
was responsive and conscientious about getting back to us, envisioning a fresh start for our landscape. She had a difficult" job which involved redesigning a botched job from a previous well known landscaping company and calming our frustration over the amount of money we had wasted. She used many of the existing plants in order to save us money which we really appreciated.
came out to the house numerous times, taking pictures and making drawings, and in the end ordered a number of new plants, but also regrouped and moved many of the existing plants, forming beautiful new arrangements with many of the perennials.
really has a flair not only for knowing what plants look good on their own and will do well in this area, but also how to design and envision a plan that has impact. While we were delayed due to a rainy summer,
stayed in touch and consulted frequently, suggesting and checking options. When her crew came out to implement the landscaping, they were courteous and hard working, with
checking in frequently by coming out to the job site several times a day and staying to ensure the work was conscientiously carried out.
was eager to share her knowledge and care for plants, making sure to conclude the job she did for us assured that we knew how to take care of the plants. Sometimes in this process, my husband and I were not there at the same time due to our schedules.
would take the time to inform each of us, and answer all our questions which took up quite a bit of her time. In the end, when one buys something, you always hope that you are in fact left with the product you purchased. With
, it was so nice to have the enthusiasm and concern of the person rub off on us as well. We really enjoyed our experience with
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-MARK D.

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"A disaster. Some of the plants that arrived and were planted were the wrong plants; the power washing equipment broke and so job took a week longer to complete," many of the plants didn't survive and had to be replaced, and when the invoice arrived, it was more than twice what the estimate was. The service provider was rude and accusatory, and generally unprofessional.

-Ron C.

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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 Grabill

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They were on-time and got started right away.
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was very easy to work with and understood what we needed to have done and made it happen quickly. They did a ton of work and the yard looks great now! We plan to use them again. We had used another landscaper before who came with an attitude and wanted to tell us what we wanted rather than listen.
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listened to us and did everything we asked him to do. We're very happy with the results!
- Diane T.
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did a great job. He was very knowledgeable about what we needed and what our options were. The price was lower than a couple other estimates i got. He gave us a realistic timeline and called to confirm a few days before the work was to be done. He also emailed specific watering instructions, which i have followed, and the grass looks great 3 weeks later.
- Rebecca O.
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It went well. They did a good job and a good job cleaning up too. Anytime I had a concern or issue and I contacted
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about it, he got right back to me and got my issues resolved.

- Sandra P.
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This was work that was ordered as a deal on Angie's List. The worst problem both
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and I had was finding a day that was dry enough to do the work. We had to wait a while, and rescheduled once, but it was well worth the wait.
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brought the weed
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and fasteners with him. I had spoken with him on the phone and arranged this during one of our discussions while we tried to find a dry day. I paid him for the cost of the supplies; he made sure that I saw the receipts. I had the mulch delivered the day before the work was to be done; the mulch company can guarantee a date, but not the time. So
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and crew arrived to find a big pile of mulch in the street pretty close to the patch where the work was to be done. It turned out to be a much more involved project than I thought it would be. Previous landscapers many years ago had just laid the weed
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, shoveled on the mulch and left.
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crew weed whacked the area, dug out roots and generally did an awesome job of preparing the site. They laid the weed
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and pinned it in place with fasteners. Then they shoveled on the mulch and smoothed it by hand so that it was evenly distributed and looks quite nice. They left a tree stump and a couple of bush stumps above the mulch so I can get some chemicals to dissolve them. Then those areas can be covered with mulch. They also left out a small patch of lilies that had volunteered near the
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of the area. The large weedy patch went from messy-weedy to looking quite sharp! The guys were done on time, but they had to wait a bit for
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to come pick them up. There was also a lot of mulch left over, so I asked them if they would put some of it around the 3 hardwood trees in my front yard. They did, and those look quite nice as well. I still had quite a bit of mulch left over. When
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came to pick up his crew, we discussed his taking the mulch as payment for the overtime work his crew did. That saved me from having to find a place put the mulch as well as the work of shoveling it into a wheelbarrow.
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crew came back the next day to remove the mulch as promised. I found
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and his crew to be professional, congenial, and interested in doing a good job. I will definitely use them again for future landscape work.
- CYRENA G.
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I was in a hurry (I got sick and needed trees in the ground) They squeezed me in amount a big workload. They did a great job and even suggested stakes to help the tress manage better. Very friendly crew and hard workers. No problem with them - will hire them again if needed.
- Glenis N.
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Work was done efficiently and in a timely manner. My neighbor, who serves on our condo board, was observing the work being done and was very impressed with project also.
- Deborah B.
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Installed one zone that was already covered by an existing zone. I caught that to late to do anything about it. He checked entire existing system beforehand so there is no excuse for that error on his part. System worked approximately two weeks when one zone stopped working.
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claimed there was a one year warranty on all their work. Called 1st or 2nd of
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(been traveling extensively and we had been having lots of rain) and explained problem. It took him two weeks to respond to my call. It also took him over two weeks to respond to my first call and at that time he gave what seemed a valid excuse for being so late in returning my initial call that I decided to give him a
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. Wrong decision on my part. When he did return my call about the problem of one zone not working (remember two weeks later) he stated he would be out to fix the problem the next day. That was
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16th. Haven't seen him nor has he returned my phone calls. The last one I admit I wasn't very nice about. My absolute recommendation regarding this outfit is DO NOT USE.
- Richard W.
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I asked
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to do a plan for a small narrow lot with the main idea being little maintenance. What we got was a plan with little thought for the sun, the plant selection and the placement of the plants. I would have done better with a sketch, pictures of the lot and just going to any nursery. When I addressed it with
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, he did come out to discuss with me, however he did not take any responsibility.
- martin N.

Landscaping Companies in Grabill, IN

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Alex's Cleaning & Housekeeping

1854 River Run Trl
Fort Wayne

ALL SEASON

3314 S CEDAR CREST CIR
Fort Wayne

B&A Services

10637 Seiler Rd
New Haven

Big Guys Inc

PO Box 25566
Fort Wayne

BLANCHARD TREE & LANDSCAPE INC

14136 JOHNSON RD
Fort Wayne

Brady's Hired Hands & Errands

PO Box 9634
Fort Wayne

Broadview Landscaping & Nursery

13206 Tonkel Rd
Fort Wayne

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CHAPMAN LANDSCAPING

10730 ANTWERP RD
Grabill

CULTURED GARDENS

2921 N Anthony Blvd
Fort Wayne

Cut Above The Rest Lawn Service

2210 W Washington Center Rd
Fort Wayne

Dave Harlow Enterprises

11321 Thiele Rd
Fort Wayne

Down to Earth Lawn and Landscaping

1916 Maples Rd
Fort Wayne

DuHadway Corp

2214 Wayne Trace
Fort Wayne

Dynamic Landscaping

11835 State Rd 13
Syracuse

E & R CONTRACTING & INSTLLTN

4335 EARTH DR
Fort Wayne

FINE LINES TREE & LAWN LLC

9215 ACRE LANE
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Firewood

Stellhorn/Maplecrest
Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE LAWN CARE

7104 OLEANDER CT
Fort Wayne

Freedom Landscaping LLC

10212 Mildred Ave
Leo

Galbraith's Landscaping & Garden Centers

7945 Stellhorn Rd
Fort Wayne

Gart's Lawn Care

3939 Evergreen Ln
Fort Wayne

Home & Lake Services

4905 Galway Drive
Fort Waynei

Honorable Home Repairs

9018 Village Dr.
Fort Wayne

HOOSIER LAND CARE

5415 Hampstead Ln
Fort Wayne

Hoosier Lawn Services

PO Box 15793
Fort Wayne

Imperial Maintenance, Inc.

6736 Kennon Ct
Fort Wayne

Infinity Landscape

7021 Chalfant Rd
Ft. Wayne

Infinity Outdoor Services

3927 Ravenscliff Pl
Fort Wayne

Jeff Bronson

3821 Coleman Ave
Fort Wayne

Jeff's All Season Lawn Care & Landscaping

4621 Brook Hollow Dr
Fort Wayne

JL and Sons

3236 Welch Drive
Indianapolis

JM Designscapes

2216 Opechee Way
Fort Wayne

Kapp's Green Lawn: The Lawn Specialists

4124 Clubview Dr
Fort Wayne

LANDMARK DESIGN LANDSCAPING CORP

14626 ILLINOIS RD
Fort Wayne

Laura Stine Gardens

5723 Lower Huntington Road
Fort Wayne

Lawn Pro Inc

PO Box 249
Columbia City

LawnsPlus Inc.

2324 Southyard Ct.
Fort Wayne

LIVING ART LANDSCAPING LLC

3729 STONE CREEK RUN
Fort Wayne

Low Dollar Companies

4056 12B Rd
Bourbon

M D LANDSCAPING SVC

989 W 300 N
Decatur

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Maids To Order

3945 Parnell Ave
Fort Wayne

MAKENZIES LAWN CARE

P.O. BOX 8254
Fort Wayne

MARTIN LAWN

12201 SAINT JOE RD
Grabill

Martin Riley

221 West Baker St
Fort Wayne

Masoner & Sons

2221 Parkland Dr
Fort Wayne

MAXWELL LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR

7616 WINCHESTER RD
Fort Wayne

MAXWELL TREE EXPERT CO INC

7616 WINCHESTER RD
Fort Wayne

MICHAEL SERVICES

6019 LANDSDOWNE DR
Fort Wayne

Miller's Lawn & Landscape

420 N Line St
Churubusco

MORNING DEW LANDSCAPING

4132 KNOLL RD
Fort Wayne

MUDRACK TREE SERVICE INC

3434 METRO DR N
Fort Wayne

MULCHWORX INC

PO BOX 15625
Fort Wayne

Nature's Way Landscaping Inc

4269 County Rd 72
Spencerville

Outside Art Lawn and Landscape

2118 Laverne Ave
Fort Wayne

Paragon Landscape Inc

16524 Antwerp Rd
Harlan

Patton Landscape Co

2909 W Washington Center Rd
Fort Wayne

Perfection Tree Experts llc

1427 bulls head rd

Pro Lawn Landscaping

13103 Bass Rd
Fort Wayne

PRS price right services

1501 Gardendale ave

Rager Lawn Care

310 West Berry St
Fort Wayne

Ruich Bros Landscaping Inc

7124 Goshen Rd
Fort Wayne

Smokeys Daylily Gardens

101 Old Smokey Ave
Ashley

Staton Services LLC

3011 Lower Huntington Rd
Fort Wayne

The Cornerstone Landscape Group

620 Hayden Street
Fort Wayne

Three Rivers Lawn Care

3506 metro drive north

TRISCAPE INC

2530 COMMERCIAL RD
Fort Wayne

TruGreen

4015 Transportation Dr
Ft. Wayne

Turf Service Equipment Sales & Repair

6844 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne

VISION SCAPES LAWN & LANDSCAPE

6608 SAINT JOE RD
Fort Wayne

Wake Contracting

9929 S Country Knl

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wheatcraft Tree & Lawn

2520 Canbury Dr
Fort Wayne

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