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"We had set up an open appointment for them to come out, but to call before arrival. However, there was no phone call which could have been a miscommunication. They" showed up for the work and completed the job. The job took them a little over two hours. The pricing for the deal was great! They left no mess behind and the area was very clean. Overall, my experience with them was good.

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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 Frederick

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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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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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I had them do a fall clean-up. They worked on a mulch bed with shrubs and trees. They were professional and did a good job. They were timely and courteous as well. It didn’t take the full 3 hours to clean-up so they did some other clean-up in our rock bed to fill the time. They made sure to use the entire time that came with the deal. The deal was a good price for all that they did and I would definitely use them again.
- MARCELLA F.

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A W LANDSCAPES INC

16998 Overhill Rd
Derwood

Active Home Renewal

1409 Broadwood Dr
Rockville

Alexander's Construction Company

13127 oreole drive
Beltsville

Antonio Landscaping, LLC

6316 S. Kings Hwy

Antonio's Landscaping

16556 sherwood Place

ARBOR LANDSCAPERS

2214 SPENCERVILLE RD
Spencerville

Archer Contractors RPD Corp

PO Box 111
Damascus

Avalos Stone and Landscape

3815 34th St
Mount Rainier

B&M Landscape LLC

13 Rosanne lane
Rockville

B.K. Services

504 kibler circle

BackYard Adventures Mid-Atlantic

4507 Metropolitan Ct Ste D
Frederick

BART CONSTRUCTION

1936 BEAVER LN

Baumann's Lawn & Landscape

14409 Fairdale Rd
Silver Spring

BMC Group Inc

9824 Sudley Manor Dr

BRETT ROSCOE

8500 Inspiration Ave
Walkersville

Brighton Dam Landscaping

2124 Bordly Dr
Brookeville

BUSSARD BROTHERS

5307 GREEN VALLEY RD
Monrovia

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carter Crim Enterprise, LLC

111 Liza Kates Lane

Centrik Construction Corp

4108 Rainier Ave
Mount Rainier

Chesapeake Landscape & Design

1300 Defense Hwy
Gambrills

Chick Landscaping, Inc.

4512 Sandy Spring Rd
Burtonsville

Cityscapes Landscaping Inc

PO Box 3061
Silver Spring

Clean Cut Lawns

25501 Old Hundred Rd.

Clearwater Landscape & Nursery

9585 Doctor Perry Rd
Ijamsville

Colonial Landscape & Design

PO Box 4830
Silver Springs

D.E.W. LAWN & TREE SERVICE

PO Box 852
Clarksburg

D.R. Snell Nursery

1025 Ridge Rd
Mount Airy

Denison Landscaping & Nursery Inc

8911 Oxon Hill Rd
Fort Washington

DIVERSIFIED APPLICATIONS INC

244 W. Patrick Street
Frederick

Diversified Contractors LLC

15901 Derwood Rd
Derwood

Divine Landscaping Inc

PO Box 5272
Gaithersburg

DMF Landscaping

Ridge Rd
Hanover

DuBois Tree Service

1075 St Michaels Rd
Mt Airy

EAH Landscaping Service Inc

23131 Ridge Rd
Germantown

EaZy Construction Inc

18254 Oakdale Drive

EDVIN REYES

3417 Oakhurst Dr
Burtonsville

Ernest Maier, Inc.

4700 ANNAPOLIS RD
Bladensburg

Exceptional Exteriors LLC

13000 Forest Pl
Bowie

EYECATCHERS SCAPES & STRUCTURE

4709 ELMER DERR RD
Frederick

Faith Contracting, LLC

10452 Lonesome Road

Feature Construction LLC

3831 S. George Mason Dr.

FEATURE DESIGN INC

6361 VERDE CT

First Impression Hardscapes

7154 Monte Video
Jessup

Freddy's Lawn Service

1709 Dennis Ave
District Heights

Frederick Lawn Care

10298 Peddicord Path
New Market

FRONTIER LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING

42134 John Mosby Highway

ganuza landscape

PO Box 1294
Lanham

GENESIS CONTRACTORS

Silver Spring

GOSHEN ENTERPRISES INC

5300G Riggs Rd
Gaithersburg

Great American Landscapes Inc

14310 Comus Rd
Clarksburg

Green Foot Landscaping ,LLc

Po Box 60541
Potomac

GREEN MOUNTAIN CONTRACTING AND LANDSCAPING INC

17901-D Shaffers Mill Road
Mount Airy

GREENERYSCAPE, LLC

6601 CHERRY HILL DR
Frederick

GrowServ

4938 Hampden Ln
Bethesda

Handyman At Your Command- Baltimore

8480 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City

Hawkins Landscaping Inc

8408 Links Bridge Road
Thurmont

HENRY CONSTRUCTION

822 viers mill rd
Rockville

HILLS & BLUE SKIES INC

PO Box 70
Highland

Hoffman Landscaping

9 Westminster Shopping Ctr
Westminster

Honey Cove Lawn & Landscape

4650 Honey Cove Ln
Prince Frederick

Hudson landscaping

11803 Darby road

INGRAM'S CUSTOM LANDSCAPING LLC

14120 PEDDICORD ROAD
Mount Airy

Interstate Glass

PO Box 1175

J & G Landscape Design Inc

1910 Spencerville Rd
Spencerville

J & S Services

Southern Maryland
La Plata

J.R Remodeling Inc

1485 Eden Drive
Frederick

KCJ Lawncare

207 13th Avenue
Brunswick

Kelly Landscaping LLC

14617 Jaystone Dr
Silver Spring

KIARAS LANDSCAPING

24901 Stringtown Rd.
Clarksburg

KLINE LANDSCAPING

PO Box 55
Woodsboro

Kuhlman Lawn Service

PO Box 258
Poolesville

Laganis Enterprises LC

20203 goshen rd #251
Gaithersburg

Land And Water Industries

8407 Wesley Stinnett Blvd
Chesapeake Beach

Landscapes Plus

PO Box 10565
Silver Spring

Lawn Artists

Prince Frederick

Lee's Tree Service

16105 Morrow Rd
Poolesville

Leveille Home Improvement Consultants Inc

18761 N Frederick Rd
Gaithersburg

Lopez Tree Service

6022 Knollwood Dr

M & G General Contractor Inc

1633 Hopefield Rd
Silver Spring

Magee Design

21438 Steptoe Hill Rd

Maintenance Lawn Services

13809 new hampshire ave
Silver Spring

Marshall's Lawn & Snow Removal

9116 Ridgewood Drive
Fort Washington

Neville Interiors LLC.

3523 Napier St
Silver Spring

New Dawn Gardens

4200 Wisconsin Ave NW

NICE AND NEAT LLC

801 dryden st
Silver Spring

Nolasco Plumbing

1801 mountpisgah ln
Hyattsville

Nova Exteriors Inc

204 C Mill St Ne

Old Town Craftsman

8622 Reicher st
Hyattsville

Organic Edible Gardens LLC

1226 S Thomas Street Apt 22

Outdoor Accents Landscaping

117 Morven Park Rd NW

Pappas Roofing & Construction, Inc.

726 Silver Spring Ave
Silver Spring

Paragon Construction

1001 EDMONDSON AVE
Catonsville

PERFECT LANDSCAPES LLC

21625 Cascades Parkway

Piazza Lawn & Landscaping

10905 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington

Planet Garden Lawn Services

7840 Myersville Rd
Middletown

POTOMAC GARDEN CENTER

12024 DARNSESTOWN RD
Gaithersburg

Preeminent Contractors

Fort Washington

Presidential Custom Contracting

PO 83326
Gaithersburg

PRF Services

16513 Steerage Cir

Pro Home Services

7301 Mill Run Dr
Rockville

ProScapes

3321 Main Street
Manchester

R & P BACKHOE SVC INC

PO BOX 254
Clarksburg

RC 4 Construction, Inc

5504 Peppercorn Drive

Remington Mulch

8524 Lee Hwy

Rhine Landscaping LLC

12885 Old Frederick Road
Sykesville

Riggs Landscaping, Inc.

11032A Rocky Ridge Rd
Keymar

RulyScapes, Inc.

6512 White Post Rd.

Shimizu Landscape Design

6101 BRYN MAWR AVE
Glen Echo

Soko Services Inc

10606 Bristow Station Drive

SOPRO Construction & Landscapes

26212 Ridge Road
Damascus

Stone Center Manassas

10405 Nokesville Rd

SUBURBAN LAWNS & LANDSCAPE

358 PROSPECT BLVD
Frederick

Sunset Landscaping LLC

13113 Yorktown dr
Bowie

Superior Contracting

Upper Marlboro

Superior Land Design Inc.

7409 Albemarle Dr

T & A CONTRACTORS

4512 SANDY SPRING RD
Burtonsville

Taproots Lawn & Garden Llc

7800 Solari Court
Pasadena

The Behnke Nurseries Co

11300 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville

The Care of Trees - Gaithersburg

8000 Queenair Dr
Gaithersburg

The Davey Tree Expert Co- Washington DC

18840 Woodfield Rd
Gaithersburg

The Home Depot

8805 Liberia Ave

The Yard Barber LLC

PO Box 90
Frederick

VANN LANDSCAPES LTD

5607 MCKINLEY STREET
Bethesda

Villanuevas Landscaping

3507 Rolling Hills Ave

VirginiaRemodelings.com

Song Sparrow Lane

W H Boyer Inc

2945 Georgia Ave
Glenwood

Well-Kept Lawns, LLC

Po Box 543
Bladensburg

Wide Open Spaces Inc.

10120 Sweepstakes Road
Damascus

Williams Lawn Service

2116 Harvest Dr

Wolff Tree and Landscape LLC

3180 Buffalo Rd
New Windsor

Wonderland Pros

10112 statesboro ct

Xtra Care Landscaping & Design Inc

8251 Hawkins Creamery Rd
Gaithersburg
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