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"In the first year we lost many trees and have continued to loose trees every year. We reached out to a university who was kind enough to send a subject matter expert" out, they found that all the trees were planted improperly (too low in the ground) which
to thousands of dollars down the drain thus far. When I reached out to
, they made it clear they would do nothing! I strongly recommend you avoid this company!

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is a highly organized and very intelligent professional. Once he assessed the exact details of the aquatic abatement which needed to be" performed, he outline a specific "plan of attack" in order to eliminate the noxious weeds, and then he came back once those weeds (including root ball) had died-off from his "surgical" application of selective and safe aquatic herbicide. He had the dead weeds removed and hauled away, making certain that the program was 100% within the boundaries of our property and our FWC permit. Based on his expertise, we decided to enter into a maintenance contract in order to assure the shoreline remains pristine. The beneficial aquatic plants he selected attracted many birds and fish to our shoreline within two weeks of planting, and they all continue to flourish.
has many years of expertise in aquatic management. He is not just a "weed cutter", but a true aquatic biologist and expert, and he has great relationships with the permitting agencies in the area, as well. You can be assured that with
running your aquatic management program, that nothing will be overlooked, and he will answer every question the customer has with stunning acumen backed-up by technical knowledge and expertise This is *not* the type of company that will get you "in trouble" for exceeding the parameters of your permit, and F.A.M.'s reputation with
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is 100% recommended without hesitation.

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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.
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Natural stones will have some degree of variance given the lack of pre-made consistency.

 

1/2" is too much from stone to stone and should be able to be fixed with additional leveling sand. 

 

 

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Lakefront Landscaping reviews in Pasadena

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was brimming with enthusiasm and ideas.Was enthusiastic to have us try her services.We set up time to "try her landscape services".She had expressed that she had definite openings in her schedule.
Day of service crew performed satisfactorily and she verbally agreed to assist us going forward. ...More /> One week later she does not call but writes she cannot assist us at all because she committed to another job . She does not have the courtesy to call after all the time we spent talking and committing to helping us. This was highly inconvenient as we spent quite a lot of time interviewing other service companies.This communication was inappropriate and felt very unprofessional. Now I understand when another landscape professional told us he had a similar experience with this individual. Potential customers beware.
- kathie F.
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and set up an appointment to meet with him he came out told me all the options that i had asked me what i was looking to do with my landscaping i gave him an idea of what i was looking for he came up with alot of things that we could do, i told him what i was looking to spend and he gave me more then my moneys worth and the work was perfect!!!! He was there when he said he was going to be had a quote with hours of meeting him sent me pictures of all the different shrubs and plants i could choose from overall it was such a pleasure to work with him and his fuys that they now cut my lawn weekly!!!
- Angela L.
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Really professional team. Very easy to schedule and work with. Went over everything with me, made sure we were happy with the result. It was A LOT of work - there was a lot of vegetation choking up the dock area and surrounding. They were very efficient and clean. We were so happy with them that we signed a service agreement. Highly recommended!
- Christy T.
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showed up he already had an attitude problem and was unwilling to trouble shoot the problems he caused on our sprinklers. We asked him to put our property back to its original condition and repair the sprinklers. He was not professional in any way, he used bad language and said that we would have to get the neighbors to fix our problem. The problem that
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very politely to troubleshoot the sprinkler system. He then said "I don't need to i know what the F i am doing" and got in his truck and left without a word. We would never recommend this company for any landscape needs.
- Tim C.
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on planning our new deck. Within one meeting, they were able to give us a clear idea of what they could do for us, the costs, and the limitations. Then, presented us with detailed designs and computer renderings to help guide us in the process. We eventually contracted with them for construction of a deck, and front-yard landscaping. They were extremely professional, and took great care with our home and lawn during the process. What’s more, the final product was beautiful, and even better than we anticipated. We love it, and several neighbors have showed interest in having
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- VANESSA A.
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- Gary B.
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devised a strategy for restoring our neighborhood pond's health and appearance. He understood our
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at PondsRx worked with our small loose-knit homeowners association
to craft a solution that worked beautifully for our pond. Our pond is surrounded
by large trees and takes on a great deal of organic debris each fall which was
resulting in unhealthy oxygen levels and unsightly algae growth. The
recommended solution of a two-station aerator, semi-monthly aquatic weed
control, and pond dye (as needed) has turned a sometimes eye-sore into an asset. We
are in our fourth season with PondsRx and our small association is thrilled with
the results!
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Lakefront Landscapers in Pasadena, MD

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Advantage Lawn & Landscaping Inc

PO Box 18745
Baltimore

Akehurst Landscape Service Inc

712 Philadelphia Rd
Joppa

AMERICAN TURF INC

1401 ROSSBACK RD
Davidsonville

AMJ Lawn & Landscaping Inc

8211 A Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Pasadena

Antonio Landscaping LLC

6316 S Kings Hwy

Aquatic Effects

PO Box 705
Fallston

Backyard Ponds LLC

PO Box 1802
Beltsville

Ballard Enterprises LLC

2875 Hambleton Rd
Riva

BETTEN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

PO BOX 102
Stevenson

Brad4Cad LLC

5657 Utrecht Rd
Baltimore

Brook Lawn Service

239 Charita Ct
Severna Park

BRUCE BUILDERS,LLC

720 oak grove circle
Severna Park

CARROLL LANDSCAPING INC

PO BOX 333
Randallstown

Chesapeake Landscape & Design

1300 Defense Hwy
Gambrills

COLUMBIA TREE & LAWN SERVICE

P.O. Box 456
Simpsonville

CONTINENTAL LANDSCAPING INC

P.O. BOX 391
Severn

CUT ABOVE TREE EXPERTS

13990 Burntwoods Road
Glenelg

Designs by Nature

154 Firelight Ct.
Abingdon

Earthkare Land Work, LLC

9 Nightingale Way
Lutherville

East Coast Custom Construction LLC

3383 yellow SPGS. S
Laurel

East Coast Landscape Design

2000 SPENCERVILLE ROAD
Spencerville

Exterior Image, Inc.

24 Nutwell Road
Lothian

Fence & Deck Direct

1901 Halethorpe Avenue
Halethorpe

Freestate Tree Service LLC

PO Box 25
West Friendship

GREAT SCAPES BY E S I INC

102 E BAYFRONT RD
Deale

GREENER VISIONS LANDSCAPING

PO Box 1212
Owings

HMD Landscaping MHIC 127407

2222 Aisquith St.
Baltimore

Holliday Home Improvements Inc

10865 Hilltop Ln
Columbia

Holmes Lawn Care

6962 RIDGE RD
Hanover

Horizon Outdoor Design

PO Box 27462
Baltimore

James L Graves Construction

750 Route 3 South
Gambrills

JS LANDSCAPING LLC

436 RIVERVIEW DR
Edgewater

Kat Construction Services, LLC

2108 Emmorton Park Rd
Edgewood

LA+A studio, llc

4423 Underwood St
University Park

Landscape Development Co

16307 Carrs Mill Rd
Woodbine

Landscape Lighting Designers Plus

11418 Rockville Pike
Rockville

Lawn Artists

Prince Frederick

Lawn Patrol

4157 Mountain Road
Pasadena

lee's lawn care llc

PO Box 39871
Baltimore

Leon Builders LLC

2750 North Rosedale Street
Baltimore

Lerch Brothers Landscape Contractors

14538 Old York Rd
Phoenix

Luv Landscaping

6421 Chell Rd
Columbia

Meadows Farms Landscaping

42461 John Mosby Hwy

MetroPonds LLC

9325 Orchard Brook Dr
Potomac

No Pink Flamingos Designs

14103 Hanover Pike
Reisterstown

Olmo Bros.Landscaping

1704 Old Generals Hwy
Annapolis

Outside Solutions Inc.

2617 Arthur Ave
Sykesville

PETRO DESIGN/BUILD

PO Box 1668
Bowie

Potomac Pile Driver

103 Randolph Road

Precision Landscaping & Construction

2450 Riva Road, Suite 200
Annapolis

ProScapes

3321 Main Street
Manchester

quality cutz landscaping

202 marlboro road
Lothian

Regional Property Group

PO Box 270
Lusby

Rhine Landscaping LLC

12885 Old Frederick Road
Sykesville

Rothstein Designs

607 Angus Dr.
Sykesville

Smart Home Services

15 W. Aylesbury Rd.
Lutherville Timonium

Taproots Lawn & Garden Llc

7800 Solari Court
Pasadena

Tayman Landscaping

3719 Clydesdale Rd.
Edgewater

The Handy-Man

5600 Overlook court
White Marsh

THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN CENTER

3468 PIKE RIDGE RD
Edgewater

The Outdoor Advantage LLC

300 Clubhouse Rd
Hunt Valley

The Sharper Cut Inc

11602 Cheltenham Rd
Upper Marlboro

The Tree People

8370 Jumpers Hole Rd.
Millersville

The Tree People,Inc.

8370 Jumpers Hole Rd
Millersville

The Village Carpenter

PO Box 285
Monkton

Universal Maintenance

65173 Seventh Road

Vans Lawn Care

401 Lenlow Ct
Glen Burnie

VISTA LAWN & LANDSCAPE

861 DERBY FRAMS DR
Severn

Vista Pro Landscape and Design

906 Governors Bridge Rd
Davidsonville

W H Boyer Inc

2945 Georgia Ave
Glenwood

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