Paw Paw Landscapers

in Paw Paw, MI

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in Paw Paw

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STEPHANIE H.
"All old materials were removed and the job site was very clean and neat. They completed the entire job in a single day. The crew even leveled and cleaned up an area near the wall" that was not strictly part of the job. We were very pleased from quote to completion.
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Carol G.
"The project went excellent. The crew worked very hard and were pleasant to have on the property. Everything was cleaned up daily before they left. The project took approximately 6 weeks.I" would say
is creative with design and has great attention to details. Our project turned out beautiful and we are very happy.
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CAROLE K.
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was prompt and professional. Quote was reasonable and the work was performed on schedule and as expected. Tree removal sub (
's)" damaged our mailbox slightly and it was replaced with like mailbox at no charge without asking. We reimbursed for half as the post office had already worked over the old one. Grass came in great and
came back to offer watering suggestions. Wouldn't hesitate to use again!

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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 Paw Paw

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I called many landscape companies when our whole system went down. Lots didn't want to go out of their city, lots didn't answer or return calls.
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answered the phone and was professional. She came to the estimate appt with her son and they were on time, and very knowledgeable and reasonably priced.
We decided we would use them but needed to wait a few weeks. When they came to do the work, they took a little longer than they had anticipated but were efficient, clean and did a great job! They replaced all the sprinkler heads, valves, timer, drip irrigation. The also set the timer for the cities restrictions. We are planning to have them come back and do some tree trimming as well.
- Carol W.
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We have been working with
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for years and have always received excellent service. When we decided that this was the time to take on the drainage project in the front of our house we knew who to call.
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came out to discuss the project and develop a plan of attack. We selected the stones and pavers at a local supplier
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recommended and we were set to go. The wet summer then conspired to delay the project as things backed up for
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's other projects but eventually the day came when work was to begin. The job consisted of removing a set of pavers, digging out an older set of drains and replacing this with upgraded drainage, a lot of gravel, decorative gravel, new pavers, steel edging and a set of plants to compliment the new design. We also had some older plants replaced and a bit of pruning done.
The wet summer delivered a test of the new system the night of the installation and revealed a few weak spots in the plan.
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and the crew were out the next morning, we discussed the strategy for revision, and they executed the plan that day. Again the sky cooperated that night with a huge downpour and this time, as planned, the water was all directed to the drainage system, not a bit of mulch moved an inch, and no puddle of water on the walkway. Since then the drainage has consistently performed as desired and we are absolutely happy with the outcome. The decorative gravel/pavers/decorative grasses also look great and add a nice touch to the
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- KATHRYN C.
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Things went very well.
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and her team were efficient and very professional. I was kept in the loop and consulted every step of the way including the design of the new borders in front of my shed.
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followed up with me several times to see how the grass was growing and if there was still an issue with flooding. She made a return trip to plant more grass seed and left me with a bucket of it to add when needed. Exceptional customer service from
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- Peyton P.
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I took an evening course in landscape design that
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taught several years ago. Also, a few years ago we had removed an old raised patio off our kitchen that was ugly, and falling down. I contacted
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in the spring of 2014 to get an estimate for building a new patio. She looked at the site, discussed what we envisioned for the patio, and came up with a design that we really liked.
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installed a 15' x 11' raised patio with a bluestone surface.
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built a fieldstone retaining wall and they filled planting beds on three sides with a mix of loam and compost. The patio is beautiful and
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were great to work with. We strongly recommend them.
- Fay G.
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previously re-landscaped our front yard so when we needed a new post for the 4 mailboxes on our property, we called to see if he could do it. He had us e-mail him a picture of the current stand and then gave us an estimate of the cost. The day he arrived to install it we were absolutely stunned at what a beautiful job he had done re-creating the post we had with all the detail of the original stand that went in 26 years ago when the homes were built. He used pressure treated redwood so it would last, primed it, as we said we would paint it. Then he returned a few days later to install the mailboxes after we painted the post and the mail order mailboxes arrived.
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is gregarious, professional, easy to work with, and very knowledgable about all types of landscape and fence needs.
- Sandra B.
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's is a great firm to work with. They have a model of almost all the work they do at the
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Valley. They are highly rated on Angie's list and you can tell why when working with them. He spent about an hour with us going over all the ideas and choices in his showcase. We had them come out and draw up plans for us. We gave him a $10.000 budget and he prepared a plan for us. However. to get everything done on the plan would be about $14,000 and we liked the full plan which included lighting, big boulders and other accents. I am sure the yard would look great. They also come back and check on you later and replace any plants that have issues and make sure it is going well. They also offer a quarterly service to keep it maintained. We would have done the work, but decided to prioritize a better kitchen remodel versus the yard, which might be a better home value return than the yard. I would highly recommend using
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's. I think they are on the high side, price-wise, but I think you get what you pay for. It might be good to get a couple of quotes to verify. When we do decide to spend money on the yard, I think we will use
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- Jeffrey S.
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We arranged through
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for a designer to come to our home, specifying we wanted something with hardscaping experience as that would be the focus of our project. The designer assigned (
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) was very nice, but didn't ask many questions about likes and dislikes. I shared with her that we had a 20k budget and that we wanted to focus time and money on hardscaping in the back yard, and very little on the front, as we wanted something very
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an outline of the property, and said she would schedule another time to meet once the plans were ready. We we met next, she had drawn plans for the front yard only, and had created an estimate for that portion of the project which equaled almost half of our budget. When asked about the back yard, she said she hadn't done that yet, because she had already used much of the budget on the front yard, and she wasn't sure whether or not we would want to change our plans for the back yard as a result. We reminded her again that we weren't interested in all of this for the front yard, and wanted to focus on the back yard. She said she had already spent all of her time on the front yard, so it would cost more for her to produce a design for the back yard. So, we called it off at this point and decided to work with someone else. The main reason for the bad rating - not listening and not providing us with what we asked for.
- Michelle H.

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A-1 Asphalt Inc

4634 Division St
Wayland

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11877 N Pine Rd

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3191 Khan Path
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Austin Sand & Gravel

6375 E K Ave
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BOULDER LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

188 BAUR LN
Vicksburg

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CLARK'S LAWN CARE

40853 COUNTY ROAD
Paw Paw

Coastal Lawn And Landscape

10420 M-140 Hwy
South Haven

CREATIVE LANDSCAPING

337 E HINCHMAN RD
Berrien Springs

D. Mark Excavating

Battle Creek

DeVisser Landscape Services

4014 S 9th St
Kalamazoo

Elite Fertilizing & Lawn Care

3433 Easy St
Saint Joseph

Empire Construction Enterprises, LLC

912 Wheaton Avenue, Suite #2
Kalamazoo

F&D Lawn maintenance

622 Stassen ave
Kalamazoo

FARM AND GARDEN INC

1003 STAPLES AVE
Kalamazoo

Finelines Lawncare

PO Box 1505
Portage

FRANCO'S LAWN & TREE SVC

6759 TEXAS DR
Kalamazoo

Fusco Weatherization Services, LLC

515 W Kalamazoo St.
Bloomingdale

Gardner Brothers Lawn & Landscape

400 24th St N
Battle Creek

HADAWAY FACILITY MAINTENANCE

2500 Millcork St Ste B
Kalamazoo

Just Rite Painting Plus

1416 Howland Ave
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Garden Design & Maintenance LLC

1737 Greenlawn Ave
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Handyman

PO Box 2261
Portage

Kalamazoo Handymen Services

PO Box 232
Mattawan

Kalamazoo Landscape Supplies

5111 S 9th St
Kalamazoo

Klooster Landscaping Inc

8284 Gull Rd
Richland

LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICES INC

7351 W OLIVE RD
Holland

Landscape Designworks

200 Broad Street
Plainwell

LeClear's Assembly Service

5604 Cabot St
Portage

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Miracle Lawn Maintenance LLC

2123 Humphrey St
Kalamazoo

Molnar Construction

10061 West V Ave
Schoolcraft

Montell Construction

401 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids

MSM Contracting Company LLC

2310 W Milham Rd
Portage

MURRAY LANDSCAPING LLC

5132 S 29TH ST
Kalamazoo

NATURE'S WAY LANDSCAPING

1113 W JOHN BEERS RD
Stevensville

NAYLOR LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

1300 S 8TH ST
Kalamazoo

PALLAS LANDSCAPING

6504 Paw Paw Lake Rd
Coloma

PORTAGE GREAT SCAPES

341 W LOVELL ST
Kalamazoo

PREFERRED PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

5374 Keyes Dr.
Kalamazoo

Pro Cut Lawn Care

PO Box 471
Portage

Professional Horticulture Services

66210 Red Arrow Hwy
Hartford

QUALITY LAWN CARE

39673 67TH AVE
Paw Paw

Regal Home Services

Milwood Neighborhood
Kalamazoo

SABR Property Management LLC

64322 Windrose Way
Lawton

SANDSTONE CREATION

1016 E WALNUT ST
Kalamazoo

STAN'S YARD & SPORT

13383 35TH ST
Gobles

The Wright Fence

7615 Whispering Brook Dr Apt A4
Portage

Tuff Turf Molebusters

8788 Eastern Ave SE
Byron Center

Turf Guys

4729 Sadler Rd
Watervliet

VYLONIS CONTRACTING

55838 DAVIS LN
Dowagiac

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Weed Man - Kalamazoo MI

4014 S 9th St
Kalamazoo

WEST MICHIGAN LAWN SERVICES LLC

2597 BRACKETT AVE
Kalamazoo

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