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Mulch and Topsoil

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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.

Mulch Delivering reviews in Framingham

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The service has been very good. They come on schedule and things get better since they started coming. They did the mulching in a reasonable price. We're happy with their service.
- Ken Z.
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I was not there when
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and his crew arrived at my house but when I came in from out of town, I could not believe my eyes...The dead 80-ft pine tree was gone and the area around where the tree stood, was immaculate....In fact, the area where they cut the tree down looked better that it did before....
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and his crew also grinded a stump in the front yard and it looks as if the dogwood tree had never been there...I was thoroughly impressed with this company and would absolutely recommend them to anyone for their tree or landscaping needs.
- Bruce B.
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and his crew took care of all of our landscaping requests and needs. Everyone was always on time, polite, and professional. Great communication between all of us. We felt so lucky to have
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and his crew working with us. The job was completed in a timely manner and the quality of his work is outstanding. Each day, great progress was made. And at the end of each day, the crew made sure to tidy up work area. Such a nice gesture. He really takes pride in his landscaping and masonry work and it showed each day they came to work. Extremely pleased with the final product. I highly recommend
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- Doris F.
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I have been using the company for about 5 years. They have an excellent staff. They have always provided excellent service. They are responsible and trustworthy. I have never had any issues with scheduling. They are self driven and will come by to see when the lawn needs mowed or if the lawn needs any maintenance.
- Ned S.
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On 2/10 they set the timers and sprinkler heads incorrectly. I called to complain so they sent someone out to fix the issue on 2/18. I then requested an itemized receipt for the $170 extra charge from both the gentleman at the office and the gentleman that came to correct the problem. I still have no received the itemized receipt and have not had any explanation as to why I was charged an additional $170. All the work has been corrected, but what is the $170 extra charge?
- Barbara F.
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I have been using P-
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for about 10 years now and the service and qulaity is superior. In fact, many of my neighbors saw their high quality work and hired them as well. The employees are always curteous and go the extra mile to do the job right. Highly skllled and takes pride in their work.
- Gary R.
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They spread the mulch in an area of my front yard. They did ok. They did the job they were supposed to do. I had a couple requests as far as spreading the mulch and they got right in and did it. The deal was worth the price.
- Teresa H.
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They do a good job. It's not complicated. They cut it on time. I have no problems with them. They're fine. You get what you pay for. I don't think it's a great price but it's not bad.
- Gary C.

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3D Landscaping

PO Box 692063
Quincy

A J Camillucci Co. Inc.

2 Woodland Rd
Ashland

A. J. Tomasi Nurseries, Inc.

299 OAK ST
Pembroke

AA WILL SAND & GRAVEL CORP

125 TURNPIKE ST
Canton

AA Zagame Landscaping

15 Sylvan Way
Wayland

Advanced Agriculture Inc.

21 Progress Ave.
Chelmsford

Ahronian Landscaping & Design

107 Concord St
Holliston

ALL Landscaping Co

26 Washburn St
Northborough

ALLBUILDERSERVICES

PO BOX 376
Lynnfield

Amazonia Landscaping

2 Raymond Court Apt 9
Hudson

Artistic Landscapes

1 Sawmill Way
Georgetown

ASC Tree Service & Landscaping

11 Wilson St
Reading

Aspen Arboriculture

781 County Rd #B

BACKYARD BUILDERS INC

80 MIDDLESEX ST
North Chelmsford

BARK UNLIMITED

455 HARTFORD TPKE
Shrewsbury

Barnard Landscaping Inc

3 Allen St
Lexington

Barry Brothers Landscaping

320 Shrewsbury St
Boylston

Bartlett Tree Experts

32 Nickerson Rd
Ashland

Big Bear Tree

35 Reed St
Kingston

BOSTON BARK CORPORATION

135 ELM ST
Waltham

BRIAN J DINSMORE LANDSCAPING

14 TOPLIFF ST
Billerica

Brick Ends Farm

464 Highland Street
Hamilton

BROOK BOUND NURSERY

170 STATE RD E
Westminster

Butler & Sons Tree Svc

128 School St
Watertown

C&J Home Services

25 Washburn ave.
Auburndale

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Callery Sons Lawns

83 Clarence Rd
Bellingham

Cappadona Landscape Inc

25 Nutting Rd.
Waltham

Caruso Brothers Inc.

144 Webster St.
Auburndale

Central Mass Handyman

256 Millbury St
Auburn

Central Mass Landscapes

PO Box 60423
Worcester

CHARLES RIVER LANDSCAPE INC

229 LOWLAND ST
Holliston

Colameta Landscaping

3 Saint Anne
Pepperell

Combat Corp

24 Wright Ave

Community Tree Service Inc

163 Billerica Rd
Chelmsford

Correia Landscape Contracting

294 S Main St
Attleboro

COSCO LANDSCAPE CO

16 COTTAGE ST
Watertown

Crane's Property Maintenance

70 douglas st
Haverhill

CREATIVE PLAYTHINGS

91-95 WASHINGTON STREET
Holliston

Crew Cuts Lawn Care

112 Highland St
Marlborough

Curb Appeal Landscaping

7 Willis Dr
Norton

CV'S BARK MULCH

494 FRANKLIN ST
Framingham

D & D Mulch & Landscaping Inc

597 Old Connecticut Path
Framingham

D&D Mulch and Landscape, Inc.

236 Maple Street
Bellingham

D.J.SALMON LAWN & LANDSCAPE, INC.

672 Millville Road
Uxbridge

Dayco Construction Inc

410 Loring Ave
Salem

DC Contractors Inc.

243 Bridge Street
Raynham

Done Right Landscape

PO Box 926
Melrose

DOWN TO EARTH LANDSCAPE

73 CHAPEL ST
Pembroke

EAST COAST TRUCK EQUIPMENT

171 BOSTON ST
Salem

Elicone Landscaping Co., Inc.

25 Elson Road
Waltham

european stone workers

475 Staples St
East Taunton

Favreau Forestry

109 Chace Hill Rd
Sterling

FERRERA MASONRY

3 5TH ST
Natick

FIREWOOD-INC COM

9 GARDENBROOK RD
Billerica

Gallagher Design Associates

31 Rose Ln
Framingham

GARDENS BY THE YARD

P O BOX 5306
Wayland

GENERAL SANDBLASTING

45 TURNPIKE ST
West Bridgewater

Giancarlo Bianchi

31A Caldery St
Waltham

GLENN KRESCO CORP

98 E CHARLTON RD
Spencer

Growing Vision Design

2 Pinecrest Village
Hopkinton

GUERRINI LANDSCAPE INC.

703 EAST ST
Mansfield

Gulla Landscape Inc

467 Washington St
Norwood

Guthrie Bros. Landscaping, Inc

15 Munson Ave
Shirley

H.A. Landscaping Services

PO Box 1389
Leominster

Handyman Pro

126 Washington St
Franklin

Hawkeye Landscape Corp

P.O. Box 3338
Framingham

Hegarty's Landscaping

662 Turnpike st.
North Andover

Howard's of Framingham

1127 Worcester Rd
Framingham

Howard's of Framingham

1127 Worcester Rd. - Rt. 9 - Ted Williams Hwy.
Framingham

IDEAL LANDSCAPE

29 HEMLOCK DRV
Holden

Ieraci Landscaping Inc

23 Farwell St
Newtonville

iHandyman

173
Ashland

J Martin Landscaping

34 Bartherick Rd
Westminster

JAYS LANDSCAPING

40 BROOK LN
Fayville

JEFF BOND LANDSCAPE

6 ACORN ST
Bellingham

JOE COLOMBO CONSTRUCTION SITE SERVICES

20 SUNNYSIDE AV
Burlington

John's Landscape Services Inc

30 Garden St
Arlington

Jon Sneider Corp.

18 Sevland Road
Newton Center

JULIANO ALBES LANDSCAPING

21 FAY CT
Marlborough

K.P. McDade Corp.

PO Box 59
Watertown

KCC Excavation llc

668 main st
Wilmington

Kelli Green Lawn Care

217 Sturbridge Road Unit 9
Charlton

KELLY BROTHERS LANDSCAPING

48 BRIGHT RD
Belmont

Kostkutters1.com

113 Albion St
Wakefield

KRIS-JON'S LANDSCAPE DESIGN

685 N BEDFORD ST
East Bridgewater

LALICATA LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS

33 RYDER ST
Arlington

Landscape Depot Inc

350 Irving St
Framingham

Landscape Visions Corp

P.O. Box 1294
Concord

Lawn & Leaf Landscape Artisans

41 Glendale St
Maynard

Lawn Care Plus, Inc

26 Winton St
Roslindale

Linwood Tree

833 fitchburg state rd
Ashby

Lloyd's Cleanig & Landscaping

48 Folger street
Billerica

Lloyd's Cleaning & Landscaping

48 Folger St
Billerica

Lowreys Landscapes

379 Chestnut St
Uxbridge

Lush Landscapes LLC

3 Pilgrim Ln
Medfield

MADDEN TREE INC

P.O. Box 503
Weymouth

Mahoney's Winchester

242 Cambridge St
Winchester

Manning Tree and Landscape Inc

807 Massachusetts Ave
Boxborough

Manny's Landscaping

7 Goodrich Court
Milford

MARTIGNETTI ENTERPRISES INC

32 MERRILL ST
Amesbury

MasonWorks Landscapes

25 Shadow Rd.
Melrose

McCarthy's Landscaping & Irrigation

143 Hartwell St
West Boylston

Mento Landscape & Paving Inc

1157 Washington St
Braintree

Mercer Construction

50 Webster st
Quincy

Merrifield Garden and Design

P.O. Box 565
Sudbury

METCALF MATERIALS

230 GROVE ST
Franklin

Modern Landscaping Inc

328 Main St
North Easton

Moodscapes LLC

216 Hillside Ave
Arlington

N.A.R Hardscapes

East Taunton

NORTHLAND FARM & GARDEN CENTER

922 SOUTH ST
Wrentham

Nye Corp

PO Box 244
Avon

OAK KNOLL LANDSCAPING

PO BOX 357
Norfolk

Oliver Enterprises

5 Hancock St
Woburn

Osterhoudt Landscaping

12 Woodbine Road
Natick

PATRUNO LANDSCAPING

P.O. Box 1403
Framingham

Pheasant Hill Landscape

22 Foxhill Rd
Framingham

Phil Mastroianni Corporation

17 FOUNTAIN ST
Waltham

PITT CONSTRUCTION CORP

215 Harvard Road
Stow

Pkm Home Improvement

19 Boston Post Road
Wayland

Ponch Excavation LLC

3841
Roslindale

Primo Paving Inc

PO Box 750107
Arlington Heights

Pro Pave

1078 Pleasant St
Norwood

PRP Services

10 East Wood st

R J GABRIEL CONSTRUCTION CO

785 BEDFORD ST
Bridgewater

R MAGGIO & SON CONTRACTORS

Po BOX 396
Winchester

REDMOND DESIGN GROUP

153 Lexington Rd
Lincoln

Rickman Maintenance

1078 W Boylston Street
Worcester

RJ Services Inc.

660 Main Street
Shrewsbury

RODENHISER EXCAVATING INC.

70 BARTZAK DR
Holliston

Roger B. Sturgis & Associates Inc

1455 Concord St
Framingham

ROSADO & SONS INC

217B Turnpike Road
Westborough

Salt Box Nursery

PO Box 1041
Billerica

Salvucci Landscape Co

PO Box 600-233
Newtonville

Scotts LawnService

95 Ryan Dr Ste 5
Raynham

Scotts LawnService

149 River St
Andover

Seven Zero Development LLC

34 Shingle Mill Drive

Signature Grounds

23 Draper Road
Gardner

SILVA'S HOME REPAIR

39 Pleasant St Unit A9
Northborough

Silvestri Industries Inc

401 Wareham St # B
Middleboro

Sinopoli Lawn Care

23 Dufour Drive
Marlborough

SK Landscape

MEDWAY
Medway

SMART LANDSCAPING

47 Belvidere Ave
Framingham

SnS Services

26 orne st apt 2
Worcester

Socelvic Co

425 Washington St
Brighton

Soma Grounds & Irrigation

49 Fairview Hill
Lancaster

South Spencer Excavating

99 South Spencer Rd
Spencer

SRPN Services

202a Central st
Marlborough

STEVE & SONS HOME REPAIR

46 BOSTON AVE
Somerville

StoneAge Masonry

75 Mystic St
Methuen

SUBURBAN YARD SPECIALISTS

P.O. Box 310
Winchester

Terra Stone

Po Box 143
Marlborough

THAYER NURSERY

270 HILLSIDE ST
Milton

The Pickard Farm

155 Great Rd
Littleton

The Productive Earth

50 Maynard Rd
Sudbury

The Veron Company

112 FOREST ST
Marlborough

Tom's Yard Care

P.O. Box 2744

Tompkins Landscape & Irrigation

128 Main St
North Andover

Topping Landscaping

20 Albion Rd.
Billerica

Trinity Landscape Company

115 Rustcraft Rd
Dedham

Troymade

1 summerhill ave
Worcester

tuckerlandscape

88 Middlesex Ave
Natick

Twin Pines Landscaping

PO Box 248
Wayland

Vaz Construction & Landscape Corp

92 Depot Street
Milford

Velazquez Landscaping

72 Hall St.
Waltham

villa landscapes

84 main st
Spencer

VOZZELLA & SON INC

17 KIERNAN RD
West Roxbury

Weston Nurseries Inc

93 E Main St
Hopkinton

WHITMORE'S YARD CARE INC

656 Plymouth St
East Bridgewater

WSC Landscape Construction

P O BOX 2693
Framingham

Yard Dogs LLC

11 Mattison Dr.
Concord

Young Landscapes

Po box 142
Westminster

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