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"We are first time users of a mowing/trimming service. Arrived same day every week. Good job. Fair price. No Contract needed. Definitely would recommend.

-Dorothy C.

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"My driveway leading to the back of the house gets muddy when it's rainy season. I researched a little bit on the topic and found on" Angie's list. I emailed the company through Angie's List and quickly replied. I asked more questions such as based on the dimensions of my driveway, how much gravel I would need and what type of rocks will meet my needs. and I emailed back and forth and each time he gave very clear and upfront answers. He gave a very reasonable quote and scheduled for a day that was convenient for me. On the day of delivery, he came on time. Even though it was rainy, he kept a very positive attitude throughout the whole process. His truck was able to dump & spread the rocks that I ordered which made my job a lot easier. Everything went very smoothly and I am very happy with the product and delivery of it. Would use again, definitely.

-angela C.

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Mulch & Wood Chips

Mulch can be a lot of different things, but at its core it exists as a material that is applied to landscaping, walking paths and flower beds for aesthetic purposes, to suppress weed growth, retain moisture and supply nutrients to soil through decay.

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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 talked to on the phone and told him that I needed about 8 cubic yards of topsoil for some flower beds. He recommended their garden soil and we agreed for them to deliver it the next day. I was pleasantly surprised at the very quick service. They didn't show up at the scheduled time and I called and found out that ...More they apparently had some kind of mechanical problem. They did show up a short time later. I showed the driver where I wanted the soil dumped and he put it exactly where I wanted it. I do mean exact! The soil itself had too many sticks mixed into it for my preference, however, it did the job very nicely. I would order it again. was very polite, professional and helpful and it was nice to be able to use my credit card and pay by phone a couple of hours before delivery. I didn't even have to leave the house. Overall, a very good experience.
- Ronald M.
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and his team were awesome to work with. My yard was a disaster that I couldnt get under control with weeds and over growth some of the growth had been going on for over a year and this is with me continually trying to clear out the area. 's team of guys came to the rescue of my yard. Not only ...More did they weed my yard front and back they also put mulch down throughout my yard. I live on a corner lot and had removed alot of the grass for flower beds and the entire yard needed to have mulch laid down. His guys did all of it in 1 day and my yard looks great now. I would highly recommend them to anyone that needs work done.
- Danielle D.
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The company said "we are not on Angie's List and there is no discount for anyone". I said I had just checked before we drove over and that indeed they were on Angie's List and they denied it. Other individuals had told me that they were and they got a discount on both purchase and delivery. They vehemently denied this. So we ...More just paid for our purchase and paid the delivery fee. We will never use this company again. The only positive element of this experience was that the road base product was good and the delivery driver was very competent and professional. So I am not sure what is going on with this company, but we have other companies available and we will never use them again.
- Gene C.
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Everything, every time, is completed beautifully, professionally, timely and within the budget reviewed with the final plan. is an excellent organization with phenomenal people and we highly recommend them! I would give them an A+.
- Janice L.
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They delivered on time and material was perfect. We were very pleased with everything. I wish they could have delivered both of them on the same truck which could have saved a charge but it was good quality. It Was over all good experience.
- Mandy S.
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Had to re-schedule from original workplan due to delays in completing other work; called ahead to keep me in the loop at each turn.
Expertly and expeditiously completed our work upon arrival. Have already provided his business card to my neighbors.
- Kenneth B.
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They did a fine job. It was fine. It actually cost about $50 or $75 more because they said they needed to add more mulch. They could have asked me what I wanted done. They could have spent the entire time which they did not.
- KAREN K.
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was extremely responsive and helpful in setting up the work to be done. He provided an accurate, detailed estimate of work to be done. I emailed him with multiple questions, all of which he replied to in a timely fashion. The staff that were assigned to our job arrived promptly and completed the work within the time that we had ...More discussed. They were polite and courteous and did excellent work. We are very happy with the work that was done and would be happy to use them again in the future.
- Lisa M.

Landscaping Mulch in Frederick, MD

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Alexander's Construction Company

13127 oreole drive
Beltsville

All Dimensions Development Company, LLC

6289 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill

Amplified Services

3856 Pinewood terr

Antonio's Landscaping

16556 sherwood Place

ARBOR LANDSCAPERS

2214 SPENCERVILLE RD
Spencerville

Archer Contractors RPD Corp

PO Box 111
Damascus

Axcobar, Inc.

19526 Bowman Ridge Dr
Germantown

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

Bear Enterprises

3002 Basford Rd
Frederick

Betty List

2703 MEMORIAL STREET

BLD Lanscapes

17700 millcrest Dr
Derwood

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

c&p tree&landscape

8801 Arlington blvd

Calvert Handyman & Home Improvement, LLC

4906 OLD WILLOWS RD
Chesapeake Beach

Carter Crim Enterprise, LLC

111 Liza Kates Lane

Centrik Construction Corp

10020 Dubarry St
Glenn Dale

Chick Landscaping, Inc.

4512 Sandy Spring Rd
Burtonsville

Clean Cut Lawns

25501 Old Hundred Rd.

Clearwater Landscape & Nursery

9585 Doctor Perry Rd
Ijamsville

Clip Lawn Care

218 W Patrick St
Frederick

Cole Cuts Lawn Care

110 Walker Court

Complete Lawn Care Inc

PO Box 5147
Laytonsville

Concrete Master Solutions LLC

11307 Halethorpe Ter
Germantown

Corad Construction

4811 ertter dr
Rockville

D & A DUNLEVY LANDSCAPERS INC

PO BOX 70
Barnesville

D.R. Snell Nursery

1025 Ridge Rd
Mount Airy

Denison Landscaping & Nursery Inc

8911 Oxon Hill Rd
Fort Washington

Diversified Contractors LLC

15901 Derwood Rd
Derwood

Divine Landscaping Inc

PO Box 5272
Gaithersburg

DMF Landscaping

Ridge Rd
Hanover

Dream Works Hardscaping

3320 Contessa court

EAH Landscaping Service Inc

23131 Ridge Rd
Germantown

EaZy Construction Inc

18254 Oakdale Drive

Ejis LLC

7515 Annapolis Rd
Hyattsville

Ernest Maier, Inc.

4700 ANNAPOLIS RD
Bladensburg

Estate Landscaping Services Inc

12511 Boxwood Farms Dr

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 CLASS HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC

3837 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Frederick

First Impression Hardscapes

7154 Montevideo
Jessup

Frederick Lawn Care

10298 Peddicord Path
New Market

From Start To Finish Landscaping, LLC

3906 Matthews Drive
Temple Hills

FRONTIER LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING

42134 John Mosby Highway

G&G Construction and paint LLC

11512 Fenchurch ct
Germantown

ganuza landscape

PO Box 1294
Lanham

GENESIS CONTRACTORS

Silver Spring

Great American Landscapes Inc

14310 Comus Rd
Clarksburg

Green Fescue

158 BAKER STREET

Green Foot Landscaping ,LLc

Po Box 60541
Potomac

GREEN MOUNTAIN CONTRACTING AND LANDSCAPING INC

17901-D Shaffers Mill Road
Mount Airy

GREENER VISIONS LANDSCAPING

PO Box 1212
Owings

GREENERYSCAPE, LLC

6601 CHERRY HILL DR
Frederick

GrowServ

4938 Hampden Ln
Bethesda

Guzman's Lawncare and Landscaping LLC

840 Quince Orchard Blvd.
Gaithersburg

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

House Paint and Cleaning

12689 Castile ct

Hudson landscaping

11803 Darby road

Impressively Fierce llc

5625 Allentown rd. 204

Interstate Glass

PO Box 1175

J & S Services

Southern Maryland
La Plata

J&M services

8 west Masonic view ave

J.P.A Landscaping Inc.

13412 Roxburry Rd
Silver Spring

J.R Remodeling Inc

1485 Eden Drive
Frederick

jc construction

12533 White Dr

JDT Management

Capital Heights

JL Tree Service Inc

3301 Old Pickett Rd

John Krause Construction

11519 HG Truman Rd
Lusby

Jv restoration LLC

4223 58th avenue
Bladensburg

KCJ Lawncare

207 13th Avenue
Brunswick

Kelly Landscaping LLC

14617 Jaystone Dr
Silver Spring

KIARA'S LANDSCAPING INC

24901 Stringtown Rd.
Clarksburg

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

Landscape Development Co

16307 Carrs Mill Rd
Woodbine

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

Lowen Services

11307 Brookside ct

M & G General Contractor Inc

1633 Hopefield Rd
Silver Spring

Magee Design

21438 Steptoe Hill Rd

Maintenance Lawn Services

416 N Stonestreet Ave 15
Rockville

Marshall's Lawn & Snow Removal

9116 Ridgewood Drive
Fort Washington

Matrix Construction Services

16022 Fleetwood Drive

MC LAWN CARE

2418 Doubs Court
Adamstown

NICE AND NEAT LLC

801 dryden st
Silver Spring

Nolasco Plumbing

1801 mountpisgah ln
Hyattsville

Nova Exteriors Inc

204 Mill St NE

O & M Landscaping, LLC

PO Box 284
Gaithersburg

Old Field Landscapes

171 Skipjack Road
Prince Frederick

Old Town Craftsman

8622 Reicher st
Hyattsville

Ordonez Handyman

7213 Hazre De Grace Drive
Edgewater

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

PERFECT LANDSCAPES LLC

21625 Cascades Parkway

Piazza Lawn & Landscaping

10905 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington

Poinciana Hope

1608 Warren Avenue

POTOMAC GARDEN CENTER

12024 DARNSESTOWN RD
Gaithersburg

Preeminent Contractors

2416 Corning Ave
Ft Washington

Presidential Custom Contracting

PO 83326
Gaithersburg

PRF Services

16513 Steerage Cir

Pro Home Services

7301 Mill Run Drive
Rockville

ProScapes

3321 Main Street
Manchester

R & P BACKHOE SVC INC

PO BOX 254
Clarksburg

RC 4 Construction, Inc

5504 Peppercorn Drive

RECLawns, LLC

7239 windsor lane
Hyattsville

Riggs Landscaping, Inc.

11032A Rocky Ridge Rd
Keymar

RWC Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal

5907 Dorsey Drive
Frederick

Salinas grounds company

7922 Janna lee ave

Scotts LawnService

4780 Winchester Blvd
Frederick

Shimizu Landscape Design

6101 BRYN MAWR AVE
Glen Echo

Soko Services Inc

10606 Bristow Station Drive

SOPRO Construction & Landscapes

26212 Ridge Road
Damascus

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

T & A Lawnscape

21449 Indian Bridge Rd
California

Taproots Lawn & Garden Llc

7800 Solari Court
Pasadena

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

Urtrees.com

6352 Village Center Dr

Villanuevas Landscaping

3507 Rolling Hills Ave

VirginiaRemodelings.com

Song Sparrow Lane

Well-Kept Lawns, LLC

Po Box 543
Bladensburg

Wide Open Spaces Inc.

10120 Sweepstakes Road
Damascus

Williams Lawn Service

243 Orchard Dale Dr

Wolff Tree & Landscape LLC

3180 Buffalo Rd
New Windsor

Wonderland Pros

10112 statesboro ct

Working Turf LLC

Frederick County

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