Bridgton Landscapers

in Bridgton, ME

118
Landscapers are
in Bridgton

37
Landscapers in Bridgton
are top rated

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LINDA S.
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came in and fixed all my landscaping which had been done previously by another landscaper. Replaced dead plants, removed a medium size tree, relocated three" small trees and complete mulch around the entire house. He was fast, attention to detail, and never cut corners. I will continue to use
in the years to come.
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Adam G.
"They do a great job managing the landscaping, and are maintenance-free on our end. We pay the bill and they do a great job caring for the community's landscaping.
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Carol K.
"Received written estimate and I gave go-ahead for the portions I wanted. The foreman communicated well after the project was turned over to him by manager. They scraped off old weeds/lawn," transported the sod, laid the sod, cleaned up. The Lead Technician gave me good instructions on watering and what to watch for. Would definitely hire
again for monthly routine lawn work or special projects. The lower score in Responsiveness is related to my experience with Angies' Lists' message system. This is the second vendor I've tried it with and I am not sure that the message gets to them - maybe a company has to check it. But, direct emailing and phone worked well once established.

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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.

Landscaping reviews in Bridgton

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always had his people here working to meet deadlines that had been set. The spring of 2013 was an exceptionally wet spring but
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knew that we were planning a big function that would require the use of deck, outdoor kitchen and patio and he had his people here working rain or shine and believe me there was plenty of rain. We never thought he would complete on schedule but he did, AMAZING!
We are especially pleased with the outdoor kitchen area which
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designed and constructed for us. Our deck, patio and kitchen is almost like having an additional room on our house. We love it.
If I ever need a project like this again
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- Joe C P.
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I was pleased with the entire experience. The crew knew what they were doing and I was able to get all the work I wanted done in the allotted time. My house and yard look much better, ready for winter.
- gaye T.
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My wife and I hired
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to design a new front yard for our home. They proposed wonderful designs that were easy to visualize with the Photoshopped mockups they created. The owners,
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and her brother
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, were very accommodating and helpfully knowledgeable in working with us to fine tune the design until we settled on exactly what we wanted.
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was especially patient, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Their price was excellent, the landscape crew did a terrific job, and we couldn't be happier with our beautiful new yard.
- Terri S.
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Called around for landscaping estimates. When I called Midwest I was told by the lady, who was very nice, that she wasn't sure if they serviced my area. I was a little surprised that the person answering the phone wouldn't know that. She said she would have the owner call me & a few days alter someone called & left a message. I didn't call back because I had already decided on a different company.
- BILL F.
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Great. He was there on time. Performed all work requested, charged less than estimate. Professional, knew plants and plant care and offered suggestions. We will definately use him again.
- Sally B.
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I am ending a round of multiple Angie's List hires around the house for several major projects, and
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is my first truly outstanding find! She is passionate about her profession, absolutely first class in her knowledge of all things landscaping, and has the hardest working and most professional team that I have ever met. I'm so happy that I waited a few extra days for my initial consultation with her because she was more than worth the wait! I find house projects to be extremely stressful and I was literally smiling when they arrived each day and felt like I truly being listened to during the process. She installed fantastic drain pipes where we were having standing water issues, she lowered a bed that was causing mold to enter into our front master closet and cleaned the area thoroughly so that they problem is now gone, she was even cleaning my brick and sidewalk after they were finished because she was so worried about the mold and algae that she noticed growing there. I was worried that I was taking advantage of her when it came time to pay because they clearly did more work than was in our original scope, but she insisted that I not pay more. I didn't really know what I wanted in my flowers beds, other than fool-proof, and she had a vision and made it happen. I am honestly looking forward to seeing her again after we have purchased our fountain that she will install and setup. I already know the cost and she will get the call when we find it. She made this entire process enjoyable and my husband and I are grateful to her for being a true professional and just a lovely person!
- Emily H.
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It went very well – We were pleased with their work. As a matter of fact; one area I felt they overcharged on and when I emailed them, they dropped the price without haggling at all.)
- Timothy T.

All Landscapers in Bridgton, ME

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A Little Help LLC

P.O. 240
North Berwick

AA Stanton Construction

12 Harmony Rd
Casco

ADS Tree service

15 School Street
Bowdoinham

ALL SEASONS GROUNDSKEEPING

159 JACKSON RD
Poland

All Things Green, LLC

120 Allen Avenue
Portland

ANCHOR FENCE CO

2 Bragdon Ln
Kennebunk

ANDERSON LANDSCAPING

352 MEMORIAL HWY
North Yarmouth

Aspen Arboriculture

781 County Rd #B
Westbrook

ATLANTIC LANDSCAPE & DESIGN INC

2 Lincoln Ave.
Scarborough

Atlas Property Services

31 Hutchinson St
South Portland

Bartlett Tree Experts - 11113

PO Box 6828
Scarborough

Bear Brothers Construction

69 Buchanan St
South Portland

Beaulieu Design

Marston Hill Road
Minot

Bee at Ezz Service

34 County Rd
Gorham

Bill's Property Maintenance

191 US Route 1 #151
Falmouth

Black Bear Landscaping

PO Box 504
Old Orchard Beach

Bulick Construction Inc

83 Frost Hill Ave, P.O. Box 268
Lisbon Falls

C S M Landscaping

195 Hallowell Rd
North Yarmouth

C.M. Nichols Landscape Co.

Bull Ring Rd
Denmark

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CAPE ELIZ CRAFTS SHORELINE DESIGN STUDIO LLC

11 Eastfield Rd.
Cape Elizabeth

CLEMENT BROS LAWN & LANDSCAPE

20 Clement Rd
Naples

CLOUTIER'S LANDSCAPING INC.

430 RIVER RD
Topsham

Concrete Concepts

P.O. Box 865
Lewiston

David W. MacDonald Inc. dba Whitney Tree Service

61A Sabbathday Rd.
New Gloucester

Defining Lines Landscaping Inc

211 Payne Rd
Scarborough

Donald Littlefield Stump Grinding

35 Longmeadow Rd
Scarborough

Dricoll Tree Service

323 White Rd
Bowdoinham

Enterprise Design Inc

42 Capitol Ave
Lisbon Falls

Everything Home LLC

135 Walton St.
Portland

Grass Pro Landscaping & Stonework

PO Box 6817
Scarborough

Greater Portland Tree Co.

125 Pleasant Hill Rd
Scarborough

Grenn Justice Constructions

40 Pike St
Biddeford

Hardscape Solutions

11 Vickerson Dr
New Gloucester

Hyde's Landscaping

PO Box 220
Harpswell

J&M Property Services

220 Libby Rd
Casco

J. Hall Landscaping

110 Chute Rd
Windham

J.L.P. Services

621 Main St
South Portland

Jaiden Landscaping

780 Newell Brook Road
Durham

JEROLDS LANDSCAPING INC

20 Stone Pillars Lane
Orrs Island

JORGENSEN LANDSCAPING

PO Box 762
Bath

KD Landscaping Co

46c Saco St
Scarborough

Kenniston Property Management

48A Colley Hill Road
Gray

Lake Region Property Service

56 Norton Rd
Dixfield

LANCE E LINKEL CONSTRUCTION

286 AUGUSTA RD
Topsham

Lawn Dawg - Portland

460 Riverside St
Portland

Lewis Brothers Landscaping Inc

P.O. Box 1479
Scarborough

Little River Flower Farm

160 Turkey Ln Buxton
Buxton

LST LANDSCAPING

144 Hutchins Dr
Portland

LUCAS TREE EXPERTS

535 Warren Ave
Portland

MACDONALD EXCAVATION

169 PORTLAND AVE
Old Orchard Beach

Maddog Co.

547 Pleasant Hill Rd
Brunswick

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Maine Handyman

12 mitchell ln
Bridgton

Mainely Grass

PO Box 231
York

Maineway Trucking & Moving

303 congress street

Marshall Home Pros

11 Olympia Ave
Old Orchard Beach

Marxris Exterior

74 High St
Sabattus

MICHAEL BOUCHER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

457 US ROUTE 1 SUITE 2
Freeport

mr chimney handyman

16 winn rd
Bridgton

Mr Chimney,Handyman

16 Winn Rd.
Bridgton

N-E Construction LLC

55 Boody St
Brunswick

N.E.Services

South Portland

Native Landscape Design

137-B Gray Rd
Falmouth

New Leaf LLC Heating & Remodeling

48 Bowdoin Pines Rd
Bowdoin

Oddscapes

98 Haven Road
Windham

Organics Lawn and Landscape LLC

301 Little John Rd
Yarmouth

Penney's LawnCare LLC

1261 Roosevelt Trail
Raymond

PERENNIAL POINT OF VIEW

POND RD
Bridgton

PRAY'S HARDSCAPES & DESIGN INC

10 Hamlin Rd
Falmouth

Precision Landscape and Excavation

PO Box 6672
Scarborough

Preston Landscape

35 Great Heron Drive
West Bath

Prime Cut Landscaping and Lawn Care

201 Us Route 1 PMB 223
Scarborough

Pro Paving & Sealcoating Plus

374 Main St.
Biddeford

Quality Landscaping

48 Lothridge Ln
Richmond

RAND STONEWORKS INC

326 US ROUTE 1
Scarborough

Sayward Tree & Landscaping

85 Mountain Rd
Raymond

Schneider Property Management LLC

522 Washington Ave
Portland

Seabreeze Property Management

121 Bishop Street
Portland

ST Trucking & Excavating

660 Cathance Rd
Topsham

Sticks & Stones Landscaping

394 Portland St.
Yarmouth

Storey's Garden Center

610 Bridgton Rd
Westbrook

StreetsCape Design

103 Cumberland Rd
South Portland

Swartz Enterprises

39 Kelley Street
South Portland

T. W. Enterprises, Inc Tree & Landscape Co

700 Stroudwater St
Westbrook

TAZ LAWN CARE

134 WASHINGTON AVE
Portland

TED CARTER INSPIRED LANDSCAPES

99 Cousins Road
Buxton

THE STEP GUYS

192 BIDDEFORD RD
Alfred

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WASHBURN EXCAVATING

525 WOODMAN HILL RD
Minot

WellTree, Inc.

3 MacMillan Drive
Brunswick

Wise Tree Service LLC

142 River rd.
Bowdoinham

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