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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.

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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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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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ALLEN LAWN & TREE SVC INC

6216 SEABROOK RD
Lanham

allpurpose LLC

2708
Temple Hills

Alpha Omega Lawn Care

7045 Berry Road Unit A5 #356

AMERICAN LANDSCAPING INC

15530 PEACH ORCHARD RD
Silver Spring

Ana's Housekeeping Service

9709 Belvedere Pl
Silver Spring

Avalos Stone and Landscape

3815 34th St
Mount Rainier

BackYard Adventures Mid-Atlantic

4507 Metropolitan Ct Ste D
Frederick

Beard's Landscape Company, LLC

8161 Penn Randall Place
Upper Marlboro

Best Landscape & Construction

2106 Ruatan St.
Hyattsville

BMC Group Inc

9824 Sudley Manor Dr

BRETT ROSCOE

8500 Inspiration Ave
Walkersville

Brighton Dam Landscaping

2124 Bordly Dr
Brookeville

Brother's Keeper A&H Paint

1227 Capitol Heights Blvd
Capitol Heights

Carter Crim Enterprise, LLC

111 Liza Kates Lane

Cedeno Handyman Svs LLC

1315 wheaton ln
Silver Spring

Centrik Construction Corp

4108 Rainier Ave
Mount Rainier

Chavez Landscaping LLC

PO Box
Lexington Park

Chesapeake Landscape & Design

1300 Defense Hwy
Gambrills

Chick Landscaping, Inc.

4512 Sandy Spring Rd
Burtonsville

Clearwater Landscape & Nursery

9585 Doctor Perry Rd
Ijamsville

Colonial Landscape & Design

PO Box 4830
Silver Springs

D.W. Construction & Services

12590 Olivet Road
Lusby

David's Tree Service

15711 Ira Hoffman Ln

Della & Sons Excavating

7235 Glen Albin Rd
La Plata

Denison Landscaping & Nursery Inc

8911 Oxon Hill Rd
Fort Washington

DIRTY DEEDS JUNK REMOVAL

6538 Little River Tpke

Diversified Contractors LLC

15901 Derwood Rd
Derwood

EaZy Construction Inc

18254 Oakdale Drive

EDVIN REYES

3417 Oakhurst Dr
Burtonsville

Envision Lawn & Landscape

902 Wrigley Place
Fort Washington

Ernest Maier, Inc.

4700 ANNAPOLIS RD
Bladensburg

Exceptional Exteriors LLC

13000 Forest Pl
Bowie

Feature Construction LLC

3831 S. George Mason Dr.

FEATURE DESIGN INC

6361 VERDE CT

Fernando's Landscaping

2517 Panther Ln
Bowie

First Impression Hardscapes

801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd
Sandy Spring

Freddy's Lawn Service

1709 Dennis Ave
District Heights

Freestyle landscaping inc.

841 ninovan rd southeast

Freeway Construction

1402 North Capitol Street NW

FRONTIER LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING

42134 John Mosby Highway

ganuza landscape

PO Box 1294
Lanham

GENESIS CONTRACTORS

Silver Spring

GREENER VISIONS LANDSCAPING

PO Box 1212
Owings

GREENERYSCAPE, LLC

6601 CHERRY HILL DR
Frederick

Greenstrong LLC

12524 N Lake ct

GrowServ

4938 Hampden Ln
Bethesda

Handyman At Your Command- Baltimore

8480 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City

Hauling Unlimited LLC

6315 Backlick Rd Ste 306

Hawkins Landscaping Inc

8408 Links Bridge Road
Thurmont

HENRY CONSTRUCTION

822 viers mill rd
Rockville

Hernandez & Daughters

10250 Lynn Ric Dr
Upper Marlboro

HILLS & BLUE SKIES INC

PO Box 70
Highland

Hometown Landscape & Lawn Service

PO Box 4727
Silver Spring

Honey Cove Lawn & Landscape

4650 Honey Cove Ln
Prince Frederick

HOWARD COUNTY LANDSCAPE SUPPLY

2240 McKendree Rd
West Friendship

Hudson landscaping

11803 Darby road

Hybla Valley Nursery, Inc.

2801 Beacon Hill Road

Impala Entrprises

3010 Belair Drive
Bowie

Interstate Glass

PO Box 1175

J & F FARMS LANDSCAPING INC

P.O. Box 16
Huntingtown

J & G Landscape Design Inc

1910 Spencerville Rd
Spencerville

J & S Services

Southern Maryland
La Plata

J.R Remodeling Inc

1485 Eden Drive
Frederick

JDT Management

Capital Heights

Jk Gardening Lawn & Garden Care MHIC 106114

19515 Frederick Rd
Germantown

JL Tree Service Inc

3301 Old Pickett Rd

John Krause Construction

11565 Bootstrap Tr.
Lusby

Kelly Landscaping LLC

14617 Jaystone Dr
Silver Spring

KIARAS LANDSCAPING

24901 Stringtown Rd.
Clarksburg

Land And Water Industries

8407 Wesley Stinnett Blvd
Chesapeake Beach

Lawn Artists

Prince Frederick

LCI Companies Inc

PO Box 222515

Leveille Home Improvement Consultants Inc

18761 N Frederick Rd
Gaithersburg

Lima's Landscaping, Inc.

7609 DON DR
Clinton

Living The Dream Now

2339 Deckman Ln
Silver Spring

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

Marquez Landscaping

2503 Arcola Ave
Silver Spring

MARSHALL'S EXCAVATING INC

PO Box 799
Waldorf

Marshall's Lawn & Snow Removal

9116 Ridgewood Drive
Fort Washington

Michael Bryan Landscapes

7901 Winterset Ave
Pikesville

MM services

1724 grover glen ct

Modern Property Solutions, Inc.

34 Shining Willow Way #353
La Plata

MOLINA LAWN CARE

13006 Augustas Progress Dr
Bowie

MOWING & MORE

PO Box 15008
Chevy Chase

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

PAINT & STAIN

815 Grant St.

Pappas Roofing & Construction, Inc.

726 Silver Spring Ave
Silver Spring

paradiselawnscaping llc

P.O Box 786
Waldorf

Paragon Construction

1001 EDMONDSON AVE
Catonsville

PERFECT LANDSCAPES LLC

21625 Cascades Parkway

Perfect Lawn LLC

7901 Roxbury Ct
Hyattsville

Piazza Lawn & Landscaping

10905 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington

Preeminent Contractors

Fort Washington

PRF Services

16513 Steerage Cir

Prime Time Property Services Inc

10545 OLD MILL RD.
Lusby

Pro Home Services

7301 Mill Run Dr
Rockville

R & P BACKHOE SVC INC

PO BOX 254
Clarksburg

R C'S LANDSCAPING

P.O. Box 1056
California

RC 4 Construction, Inc

5504 Peppercorn Drive

RELS LLC

16300 LAYHILL RD
Silver Spring

Riverside Roll-Offs LLC.

P.O. Box 32
Clements

Robinson Services

3950 Ramsey Hodges Rd
Saint Leonard

Rock Remodeling

1054 Golden West Way
Lusby

RulyScapes, Inc.

6512 White Post Rd.

Saunders Landscape Supply

14016 Sullyfield Cir

Soko Services Inc

10606 Bristow Station Drive

SOPRO Construction & Landscapes

26212 Ridge Road
Damascus

Speedy's

1210 South Monroe Street

Stone Center Manassas

10405 Nokesville Rd

SUBURBAN LAWNS & LANDSCAPE

358 PROSPECT BLVD
Frederick

Sunset Landscaping LLC

13113 Yorktown dr
Bowie

Superior Contracting

Upper Marlboro

Sylvester Landscaping

11600 Channing Dr
Silver Spring

T & A CONTRACTORS

4512 SANDY SPRING RD
Burtonsville

Taproots Lawn & Garden Llc

7800 Solari Court
Pasadena

Terrace Turf Lawn Service Inc

2288 Four Seasons Dr
Gambrills

The Behnke Nurseries Co

11300 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville

The Home Depot

8805 Liberia Ave

The Service Pros

Po Box 1551
Lexington Park

The Sharper Cut Inc

11602 Cheltenham Rd
Upper Marlboro

Tillerman Gardens LLC

10205 RIGGS RD
Hyattsville

TURF CENTER LAWNS INC

1409 SPENCERVILLE RD
Spencerville

VANN LANDSCAPES LTD

5607 MCKINLEY STREET
Bethesda

Villanuevas Landscaping

3507 Rolling Hills Ave

Vista Pro Landscape and Design

P.O. Box 321
Davidsonville

W H Boyer Inc

2945 Georgia Ave
Glenwood

Well-Kept Lawns, LLC

Po Box 543
Bladensburg

Wheat's Landscape

8620 Park St

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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