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"We contracted with Nick to install a rather large (95 ft long, 7ft tall) block retaining wall. NIck gave us a very fair price and kept well within his estimate." His crew always arrived when they were scheduled and were very courteous. They left the work site in an orderly condition at the end of each workday and had everything cleaned up and looking good when the job was done. The quality of the work was excellent, and met or exceeded the specs of the contract. When the project was unavoidably delayed due to some rainy days, the crew worked as much as possible in the bad weather and returned as soon as conditions permitted. The finished product is beautiful and sturdy, and we couldn't be happier! In summary, Nick and his employees are trustworthy, professional, and very good at what they do. We will definitely have Nick and his crew back for more projects. We give Nick our wholehearted and enthusiastic recommendation!

-Susan A.

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and the professional team. The crew worked hard and long hours. There were a few issues that were quickly corrected." One issue arose with the grass that we mutually agreed to correct in the spring, at their cost. They are very accommodating with options based on finances. They are worth every penny spent.

-Sharon M.

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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.


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.


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 -


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.

'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.

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Hiring this company has been nothing but a nightmare that I don't wish on anyone. The project was fairly large an even his employees expressed to us that it was one of their larger project at that time. We signed a contract to begin with the build which also included a 5 year warranty. The project started rather slow and took a while because they were working on multiple projects at the same time. My first disappointment with the company was when they made a decision to move he
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without consulting me about it. They had already poured the concrete, so we had no choice but to more forward with the project. We also had some issues with his American staff, throwing their used cigarettes all over our yard, this was shortly addressed after we complained. Throughout the project there were other issues with miscommunication between his staff and I. The company attempted to add additional fees to the project cost and I declined to pay for the add-ons because we had not agreed to extra terms and they were not included as part of our initial contract. In the spring when we began to use our patio and we noticed that when it rained that water would pool in a couple of areas around the patio and we also noticed that some of the 6x6 wood blocks that they used for the
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were cracked and we were concerned that over time they would accelerate the rotting of the wood. We also, planned plants in our new flower beds. Well, we noticed that some expensive plants were dying and we dug deeper and discovered that the beds were placed right over the existing sod and it the soil was discolored with a greenish color like there was mold in the soil. That's when we decided to contact the company to take a look at our issues. To my surprised, I got a nasty response from the company stating that they felt that we did not pay for the full cost of the project and all the add-ons therefore they would not honor their warranty. They also, said that they wanted to file a
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on our property for theft of services and not to contact them again because they would they would
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us. Dealing with this company has been nothing but a nightmare and I don't wish anyone to experience this. If I had known that they were were not going to honor their warranty, then I would have never hired them. Every time is rains it's a constant reminder of the poor workmanship and wasted investment that we made. Buyers beware. A year and half, later...I still have a sinking patio and no recourse from the company.
- Henry C.

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was much less than what the other estimates were from the other landscapers.
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also saved me so much money by doing many things by hand which others would have required a machine or charged extra. For example,
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actually dug out and removed an old tree that was too close to the house without destroying my grass. A different company was going to drag a tree remover machine in at a huge cost then charge to fix my torn up grass! Before
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started my landscaping was minimal. I had only a couple of trees and a few old scrubs in my front yard.
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did not mind working hard and getting his hands dirty!!!! He prepared the beds and added topsoil then he arranged and placed all the plants, trees, and flowers according to the design. After that he mulched and watered everything. He even added a few extra pansies for color at no extra cost! He cleaned up everything and when I arrived home I was thrilled to see my new yard! It is now the best yard on the block! He even stops by from time to time to check on everything and ask if I have any questions. It is easy to see that
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truly loves what he does and that it is his God given gift to create natural beauty.
I have used
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for many other things such as putting up a 280 ft. privacy fence and my 24 x 12 deck, he by far is the least expensive, does ultra quality work, and always goes beyond. Once he even flew to California to landscape my daughter's new house. She provided the ticket and still came out ahead on the cost.
- Denise O.

Two workers showed up on time and immediately got to work clearing out dead bushes and other debris from a long-neglected very large patio.
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, the owner, showed up shortly thereafter and we discussed future possibilities for the patio. He offered to remove a small tree for a reasonable price. They also cleaned up and trimmed another patio. Everyone was polite and I felt they went above and beyond what I expected and I love looking out my windows finally!
- Martha S.

The bid was good and they communicated well to outline the project. Workers showed up as scheduled and did excellent work. I would use them again.
- Robert B.

Entered annual contract for cleanup and mowing, along with two small landscaping projects. The initial landscaping work was done well, but the regular maintenance service was lacking. I thought we were pretty clear about what work we wanted done, but mowings were regularly missed, clean up for spring and fall seriously delayed and incomplete, services that were discussed as part of annual contract were not performed, and communication was poor.
- Tiffany S.

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Rosemeyer was excellent. She is a warm, receptive person who is highly knowledgeable with a B.S. in Horticulture. In many ways, I am a demanding consumer since I have many questions about the plants selected and e-mailed
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often with questions and comments. She was very patient and reassuring. I have great confidence in her taste and competence. I will use her service on a quarterly basis to maintain my landscape and I highly recommend her services.
- Claudia H.

Cost above is for our monthly service. We have a very small grass area in the back and lots of different kinds of plants all over. They will charge extra when lawns or plants are fed or treated for bugs. They do a great job and are very professional.
- David F.

I have a mixed opinion about this company. It is a very small network of landscapers. It is a local company and owned by one of the men who comes to the house to work on the yard. When they first started they were terrific. They showed up every week, trimmed all the bushes and things. The trouble started when I asked if he could cut down a few small palm trees (Most were 4 feet tall) and he ended up not really finishing the job, ruining my fence in the process and just not showing up much every month.
When he 'cut' down my small
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, he used a rope to tie around them and he used his mower to pull them up. Great, except there was not enough room to use the mower and he ended up bending about 10 of our fence posts! Not to mention he never bothered to tell me about it. He also never finished the job! He just left the roots. Even though our next step was to put grass down. However now we can't because we have to hire SOMEONE ELSE to finish the job. Not to mention he charged me $500.00 dollars to do the job. He's a really nice guy. He does an average job on the landscaping. I don't allow him to use the tractor/mower in our back yard anymore because it's too big to be used since we have a tiny backyard. And because he keeps running into my fence. He doesn't really go out of his way to make sure your yard is done. We have asked him several times if he could
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the grass. That was a month or 2 ago - it's never happened. The roots are still there. There is no sod laid. We have paid him extra and he knows that we will pay for anything that needs to be done. So money is not the issue. I have even offered to pay him beforehand to buy supplies. He says it's not necessary since he has everything. When I inquire as to when the issues will be addressed, he makes an excuse and in a very friendly manner he says he is 'going to d it but...' If we didn't have to have so much other work done, I give him a much higher rating. But since he isn't doing the job he was hired to do, I can't. I'd give him an overall score of B for what the yard looks like after they are done when they actually show up.
- Lori B.

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4934 Hwy 421 s

B&M Contracting

po Box 193

Brown Gate Co.

200 Poff-Emerson Rd.

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north


621 W Main Street

Grassy Green LLC

115 Brownfield Dr

Greenscape Enterprises

366 Blue Lick Road

Hargis Home Improvement

550 Gunnell Pike

Harvels Construction & More LLC

297 Powell Branch

J & J Handymen

P.O. Box 2141

James Sanders Nursery

4123 Schneidman Rd

Luxury Garden Center Inc

1757 W Main St

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

marrosso Contracting

197 Massey Lane

Mike's Lawn Maintenance

711 Smith Brewer Road





Ridgeline Contracting

75 Red Hill Rd

Rolling Hills Nursery

3860 US Highway 641 N



Sebastian Construction

16514 Highway 10 N

Tile and Decks Unlimited

310 Georgetown Ln

United Dynamics Inc

2555 Cannon St


12637 S 265 W Suite 100


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