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"Perfect! We got zeon soysia sod for the front yard. We also had him do a new sidewalk with flagstone accents at the end as well as a new stoop from flagstone." His crew was very attentive to detail and did an excellent job. Mr
stopped by during and after the job to make sure we were happy. Compliments came flooding in after we had the work done. It looks so awesome. It has almost been a couple of years now since the sod was installed and it still looks great. He must have a great supplier. Would use him over and over again.

-Scott S.

"We needed crepe
trees cut down, pompas grass removed, and general advice and clean up of the other plants. (being originally from New England," we did not know what some of the plants even were!)
was amazing. He made a plan for our front yard,a nd gave us an estimate within a day! It was a jungle-like area, covered in
that were huge and overgrown, and crepe
trees so neglected they were 20+ feet high, ugly and gangly. He cut down the crepe
trees down to about 5 feet tall. He pulled every dead palm from the
actual TREES! He cleaned our front bed, trimming it all down (we can now see out the front windows) and he put in pine straw mulch. The back yard was much the same, lots of cleaning, trimming and revealing what was actually there. We will absolutely call on
again for phase 2 of landscaping. We want new trees and plants put in, and he already has advised us on what to look for in which parts of the yards. I am so grateful to
! He did so much in a short amount of time (over 2 days).

-David R.

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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.


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.


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 -


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.

'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 Nashville


He showed up early, reviewed my situation and graciously agreed to take me as a customer. He sent someone to plow my driveway at 10:00 P.M. at my request even though he had not yet received my payment. I wish that all service providers were like Mr.
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- Daniel M.

After using a couple different landscapers in Cincinnati we have settled on
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for all our work. From the start of the project ,to the last day, everything ran smoothly.
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. and his team are the ultimate professionals arriving on the committed day and working every day until the job was complete. The staff was knowledgeable and trustworthy. The end product is amazing (and I am quite picky about my yard). I would feel confident in recommending
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for any of your landscaping needs.
- Teressa W.

They are fantastic!!!!
I have been using
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Organics for over (2) years and I could not be more pleased. When Brain first started working with my yard, the grass was dead and the yard had areas where there was no grass at all. After, the first year I could really tell a difference, the grass was a lot thicker and
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. Also, the customer service is some of the best I have ever received. It really is a great company and you will see results.

- Patricia H.

The two landscapers removed leaves from our acre of yard. They worked all day and into the dark to get all the leaves from many trees including several huge oaks. They cleaned out flower beds and hillsides too. We were impressed with how hard they worked, and they didn't stop until they were finished.
The same company has done our Spring mulching, and always does an excellent job. They
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all the flower beds (of which we have many) and make the yard look beautiful. It is worth every penny to have them do it in one day, instead of the many weekends it would take my husband and me to do it. I highly recommend Nick
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and his crew to do whatever landscaping you need done. In the past, they installed two stone walkways for us and again did an excellent job.
- Valerie W.

Overall, no issues with any of the services. Work was done on time and I had no surprises. A large rain and wind storm came through within 24-48 hours and knocked over my gardenia bush, I made one phone call and it was fixed and tied down more secure relatively fast.
- Phil A.

Two workers showed up and did 3.5 hours of work as on the special. Mostly, they just had time to blow all the leaves out of the backyard. We live in a very wooded area, so it was a lot. they had and plan and worked it. They did not have much time for the front and no time for the pruning, but the deal was about the time, so no harm, no foul. I would consider using them again if a decent special or coupon was available.
- Carrie B.

Bill and his crew did a fantastic job! Very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, hard working! Will definitely do business with Bill again!
- Antoinette M.

we've used
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for a fall cleanup of our yard for the past several years on their Angie's List Deal. They're very responsive with scheduling, they come when they say they're coming, and do a great job getting leaves and debris out of our yard and even sometimes trim bushes if needed. Highly recommended!

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A 1 Asphalt Inc

4634 Division St

A-1 Tree and Landscape LLC

6565 Cheshire Dr



Alpha & Omega Construction

2900 Shirley Dr

Atlas Landscaping LLC

1732 N Elmwood Rd



Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cantrall Can The Handy Man

1563 Jacqueline Dr

Dible Glasser Landscaping

13125 Kenyon Rd
Grand Ledge

First Choice Lawn & Snow LLC

6196 S Saint Clair Rd
Saint Johns

HMK Landscaping

830 Hagadorn Rd

HTA Companies, Inc

5855 Michigan Rd

Irish Hills Fence

8730 N Stoney Lk Rd



Landscape Labor Solutions

554 Creyts Rd

Landspeed Property Management

14650 center rd

Les Is More Services

4101 North Vincent Road

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Montell Construction

401 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids


East Lansing

Outdoors Specialties

2822 N Mlk Blvd

ProGreenScapes LLC

555 Grove St



Smith Lawn Care

5973 Cypress St.



Stiles Landscape Services

4724 Aurelius Rd

Stone Property Services

4582 E Gresham Hwy

Trees 'N' Scapes Inc

1775 W Vermontville Hwy


1940 SNOW RD

VanNeste-Wilson Landscape Nursery

7556 W. St. Joe Hwy.


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wright Way Tree Company

PO Box 407
Eaton Rapids

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