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"Excellent job, did not realize the value of the fertilizing, made all my bushes and trees pop and looked great all season.
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In addition to replacing a 250-foot railroad tie wall with boulders, the contractor on this project also helped with the city, state and Corps of Engineers approval processes. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Sally S. of Plymouth, Minn.)

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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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We met with
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Landscape rep at our home, agreed on which pool, signed the contract, was told would take 3-4 weeks for the pool to arrive, then between a week to at most 3 weeks to finish the install, allowing for weather. We paid the initial $15000 payment to order the pool, the pool took a month and a half to arrive, no real issue with this. We were told they would start on the pool the next day or two after they dropped the pool off in our yard, this turned out to be a month and a half later. Then we were told they would finish the install in about a week in a half to allow for settling of the ground, leveling the pool, electrical, and forming the concrete. Also was promised they would move the irrigation heads, make sure working correctly, sew new grass, and adjust the fence gate to be within county code, they moved the irrigation heads, but they were all broken, they threw grass seed on the dirt, but no grass has grown, and told us we had to do the fence to code after initially telling us they would handle that. To top all of this off, it did not take a week and a half to finish, it took an additional month. They did, from what we can tell, do a decent job on the pool itself, but all other aspects from the job were very sub par, very little contact or updating us as to what is going on unless they needed another payment, 3 payments in all, first one to order the pool (15k) second one when pool is placed on your property (10k) and final payment when finish install (12K), they were
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on the spot with communicating that to us. We would not recommend to use them if you a person that requires proper scheduling, promptness, and expect that what your told, you expect to receive.
- christopher A.
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was the first to respond. In fact, the only. My schedule was hectic at the time, so I postponed getting an estimate for several weeks. When I got back in touch via AngiesList message center,
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contacted me within minutes. ALL communication was super prompt and professional. We arranged a price and time to have the work done,
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was on time and called prior to the appointment to ensure everything was still a go. The work itself was first rate. I'm extremely pleased to have found
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as I now have a reliable and professional service.
- Jason G.
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Service was prompt, professional, and complete. The yard looked great and it saved us a LOT of time and effort. Definitely interested in hiring him again.
- Glenn F.
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We hired
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because we wanted a Japanese theme design for our front and backyard.
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's design proposal was exactly what we wanted.

He has a great eye for detail in creating the dry creek with beautiful surrounding plants/trees in the front and an azumaya, planter boxes, and the artificial grass for our backyard.

He is great at communicating via email, text and phone calls to answer all my questions and requests. His crew is very hard working, professional and makes sure my yard is cleaned of debris at the end of each day.

We love the garden and have enjoyed spending more time outside, even in the cold weather.
We would definitely hire him again for any future projects.
- Diparshi M.
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They check them twice a month during the summer. They treat the ponds for algae, clear debris, and take care of the weeds in the water. We’ve used them for years and will continue to.
- William M.
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Reflections does a beatiful job in design and installation. They keep the pond and stream in great shape, clean and looking fabulous. He helps me with the care of my Koi fish, as well as opening and closing the system each season. Pricing is great, too. I've used them for years now. I highly recommend Reflections for all landscaping, lighting and water feature needs!!
- Korina N.
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They were very professional fellas. They were on time, clean-cut, respectful, didn't take a ton of breaks or chit chat - they just got right to work everyday and really took my visions and brought them to life. They really cared and listened to what I wanted. And they gave me a GREAT DEAL!!!! I would recommend them over and over, and of course, will be using them again in the future!!
- Des L.
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He is very skilled in pond construction and knows much about the fish and plants.
He is honest and hard working, excellent value for money. We have used him for over 5 years now.
Highly recommended. We plan to have him enlarge and rebuild our smaller pond soon.
- Angela N.

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A People Service

PO Box 490774
Minneapolis

Ace Remodeling and Repair

8140 McKinley St NE
Minneapolis

Al's Check Cashing

1434 93rd Ln NE
Minneapolis

Albrecht Company

1408 W County Road C
Roseville

Architectural Landscape Design Inc

19151 Brookwood Rd
Prior Lake

Armstrong Concrete Inc

5485 Pineview Ln N
Minneapolis

Athmann's Tree Service

11523 Scepaniak Dr.
Little Falls

Autumn Oaks Landscapes

po box 328
Elk River

B.E. Landscape Designs

2010 3rd St.
Minneapolis

BACKYARD REFLECTIONS

940 Elm Street East
Annandale

Barkley Landscapes & Design Group

10420 28th Ave. N
Minneapolis

Ben & Eddie's Landscaping LLC

8481 Jefferson Hwy
Osseo

Better Yards & Gardens

9843 Hwy 10
Minneapolis

Boulder Images Inc

14555 S Robert Trail
Rosemount

C Brandt Pavers & Landscapes

7535 Military Rd
Saint Paul

Campbell's Signature Landscapes, Inc.

5125 134th St NW
Clearwater

Carstensen Construction

1551 Lyman Blvd
Chanhassen

CLEAN CUT LAWN & LANDSCAPE

1501 92ND AVE N
Brooklyn Park

Creative Lawn & Landscapes Inc

30083 149th St
Princeton

CROSBY CONSTRUCTION INC

3247 VINCENT AVE N
Minneapolis

Dakota Landscape & Design Inc

16455 122nd St SE
Becker

Darlington Construction LLC

606 25th Avenue South
Saint Cloud

Design-A-Scapes LLC

13921 Excelsior Blvd
Minnetonka

Designing Nature Inc

3312 Red Fox Dr
Hamel

Designscape

12471 Rhode island Ave S
Savage

Designscape llc

12471 Rhode island Ave S
Savage

Diane Foote Design Associates

4159 Hillcrest Rd
Deephaven

Dirt Cheap Excavating LLC

1842 Colonial Lane Suite 2
Chanhassen

EARTH WIZARDS INC

1071 CNTY HWY 10 NE
Minneapolis

EarthPavers

5007 110th St SE
Delano

Edg Landscaping

4801 Florida Ave North
Minneapolis

Elgard Bros. Landscaping, Inc.

32249 742nd Ave.
South Haven

Elliott Concrete and Landscape

4111 46th Ave S
Minneapolis

EZPZ Backyard Solutions

2221 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis

Finnila Excavating

609 hayes drive
Northfield

FINNILA EXCAVATING

609 HAYES DRIVE
Northfield

Gardens Revived Inc

16040 Jeffery Ave
Hugo

Gary Anderson Landscaping, Inc.

13540 Hanson Blvd NW
Andover

General Service Contracting

PO Box 891
Saint Joseph

Green Dreams Landscape-Stone,Inc

89021 lyndale av s
Bloomingon

Greener Innovations, LLC

2851 185th Ln NE
Wyoming

GREENERY SCHACK LANDSCAPING

1744 1043RD CIR NE
Ham Lake

Greenleaf Landscape

1692 Jaber Ave NE
Saint Michael

HabAdapt Landscape Design

PO Box 22424
Minneapolis

Hagen remodeling and construction

1114 sextant ave w
Saint Paul

Heart and Soil

1016 Ashland Ave Studio
St. Paul

Hedberg Aggregates

1205 Nathan Ln N
Plymouth

HIGH PROFILE GROUND MNTNC

8236 ARTHUR ST NE
Minneapolis

Irrigation Doctor Inc.

7171 Commerce Cr W
Fridley

JJH Homes

529 glendale street
Saint Paul

JLM Landscape LLC.

7141 Amundson Ave
Minneapolis

Landscape Creation Inc

8424 42nd Ave
Dayton

LANDSCAPE RENOVATIONS

12515 40TH ST S
Afton

Lulicon Inc

1627 Willis Ave
South Saint Paul

Master 1 Exteriors

25741 187th St NW
Big Lake

Metro Earthworks

18950 Territorial Rd
Osseo

Michael's LLC.

732 8th ave. NW

Mickman Brothers Inc

14630 Hwy 65 NE
Andover

Mickman Brothers, Inc.

14630 Highway 65
Andover

Midwest Pro Services LLC

14273 Thrush St NW
Andover

MJW Landscape Contracting, LLC

P.M.B. 326, 11436 Marketplace Dr. N.
Champlin

Natural Environments Corp

1710 Douglas Dr N
Golden Valley

Nature's Touch Landscaping, Inc.

1424 88th Ave N
Minneapolis

NORTHLAND LANDSCAPING

29905 HIGHWAY 65 NE
Isanti

Orange Rock Services L.L.C

959 Charlton street
West Saint Paul

Outdoor Improvement LLC.

2515 White Bear Ave Suite 8A-164
Saint Paul

Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

9331 West Broadway Ave.
Forest Lake

Pelican Lake Nursery

7471 56th Street Ne
Saint Michael

Pietigs Plus, LLC.

10220 Chowen Ave. S.
Minneapolis

Pine Ridge MN LLC

PO BOX 261
Victoria

Pioneer Tree and Landscape Inc

32294 93rd St
Menahga

Precision Contracting

8351 Lake Dr
Circle Pines

Rainmaker Outdoor Services

12185 Quinn St NW
Coon Rapids

RAM Landscape Services, Inc

492 Industrial Dr
Winsted

Rock Solid Landscape & Irrigation, Inc.

363 Coon Rapids Blvd N.W
Coon Rapids

SARAH'S COTTAGE CREATIONS

14556 MANNING TRAIL N
Stillwater

SHADES OF GREEN LANDSCAPING

3211 ZUNI ST NW
Anoka

SIGNATURE PATIO & LANDSCAPE Co.

13882 85TH ST NE
Elk River

Southview Design

2383 Pilot Knob Rd.
St. Paul

Spear's Landscape

11302 75th St NE
Albertville

Stone Arch Landscapes, Inc.

606 Van Buren St. NE
Minneapolis

Stoneman Masonry Inc

Po Box 131564
Saint Paul

STONEMASONS INC

1908 TIMERLINE SPUR
Hopkins

Suburban Landscape Service

3486 Dodd Rd
Saint Paul

The Masons Touch

14653 Saint Croix Trl
North Branch

Tier One Landscape

15280 S Robert Trl
Rosemount

TIMBER CREEK LANDSCAPE INC

5708 Bernard Place
Edina

Titan Outdoor Services

5676 Kalenda Drive
Albertville

Trinity Landscaping & Excavating, Inc.

11988 30th Street
Maple Grove

TWIN CITY LANDSCAPE

5249 ELLIOT AVE S
Minneapolis

VILLAGE GREEN LANDSCAPES

520 Front Ave
Saint Paul

VINCE'S TREE & LANDSCAPE LLC

27164 253rd St
Pierz

WATERFRONT RESTORATION LLC

PO BOX 783
Long Lake

WBL Home Improvement

4550 Evergreen Dr

Witt's End Landscaping

18956 480th Street
Zumbrota

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