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Kay G.
"Love, love, love
. He was awesome to work with. He was always on time, worked hard, and very good at what he does. You can see he takes great pride in his" work. He has a good eye for design. He is very easy to get along with and has very good ideas. You can't go wrong hiring him. I also felt he goes above and beyond what would be expected in making sure I was totally happy with the work when it was completed. I get lots of compliments on the stone and the water feature. I look forward to working with him again.
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Daniel S.
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"It had its ups and
. We liked the design part of the work but we felt the execution wasn’t what we were looking for. The designer came back to address" those issues, and everything worked out okay, but it was challenging. We had him move forward with one of his designs.

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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.


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.

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. 




Lakefront Landscaping reviews in Saint Charles


Within 20 minutes of telling
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that I needed some help clearing my lakefront, he had a truck and guys in the back yard working. They managed to clear and haul all of the extraneous brush from a section of lakefront that was about 20 feet into the lake (4-5 feet deep at the deepest) and 100 feet long in a day and a half. The price can't be beat and he left the lakefront in an excellent condition.
I am extraordinarily happy with this service and will not hesitate to call him again.
- Philip K.

We love the work that
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has done not on our pondless waterfall. When we had it installed,
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and his team did a wonderful job designing the water feature and incorporating it into our deck that was being built at the same time. Over the first few years, we also had them doing annual maintenance to both open and close our water feature each year.
In 2011, we had an issue where mice had gotten into the water feature and eaten holes in the rubber liner that caused the pondless waterfall to not hold water any more.
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and his team did a great job moving the boulders and repairing the problem without any damage to the surrounding structures.
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also gave us a nice discount on the work in order to get us up and running again.
PS - after this, we started using Critter Control and bait stations near the water feature to control the mice and have not had an issue since then.
- Perry M.

Everything went great. From the original estimate to completing the job. Showed up at our scheduled time to give me an estimate, performed the work when promised and all work was all done in a professional and timely manner.
- John G.

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showed up on time and got right to work pumping out the pond, capturing fish & frogs, vacuuming up algae, cleaning out all filter material. They re-installed the IOGen screen (taken out for the winter) and found it was non-functional, checked on the warranty and since it was still under coverage, replaced it. They also replaced the IOGen probe (needs replaced every couple years and it was due). The initial
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of beneficial bacteria was added. The pond was partially refilled and the fish re-introduced prior to them heading to their next job.
There was a false start where the technician showed up unannounced when I wasn't home and hadn't yet turned on the water to the outside faucets, prior to the successfully completed service.
I've worked with
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for several years since I bought this home. They were recommended by the previous homeowner. They've been pretty good at responding to issues - IOGen failures, a pump failure. My only complaint is that they just won't call even the night before (unless they encountered an issue like the water wasn't on) to say they are going to be coming out... I get that they can't plan ahead much due to weather, but I'm unhappy with someone just showing up at my home without prior knowledge.
- Deborah D.

The job went well; no major complaints, and there was potential for big mistakes that
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made sure did not happen. The square footage of the addition was modest (700 sq ft) but the preparation for the addition was extensive, impacting nearly every room on the first floor and basement. They had to tear off most of the roof, install three tons of steel beams on top and new support posts down to the foundation below just to start. So it was a big, messy job just getting to the point of framing-out the addition.
We received four bids on the job.
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's was the lowest. The difference between the top and bottom bids was over $100K. My sense was that
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tends to charge less (lower profit margin) with the expectation that he will do a great job and be available for other work at your home in the future, like sewer lines and other flood control, underground gutters, window replacement and other such smaller jobs (all of those he did at my home as well).
I'm a detail guy type homeowner, and I've had a number of other remodels done on this and our previous home. I was in contact constantly with
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or his lead contractor (
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). Our architects were very specific about everything. I was VERY watchful, every day, checking the quality of the work, that they were following the plan, and when there was a discrepancy they corrected readily.
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once replied when I complimented him for doing a particular thing well, "If I don't do it right, I know you'll be calling me next year, so we always do it right." We were particularly impressed with the primary carpenter, plumber, tile, and wood floor subs. Especially the tile guy, he did amazing detail work.
I have no complaint about
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's responsiveness. He always wanted to know my concerns, always addressed them, always wanted to "know exactly what (I) wanted." I never had difficulty reaching
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or the lead contractor, by phone or by email. They were reliable.
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has worked on most of the homes on our street by now, for remodel or sewer lines, etc. He has a good reputation for responsiveness and attentiveness among the neighbors.
They use subcontractors for most things, like all the contractors we considered. So I expected the occasional no-show or delay and some of those things happened. But no major delays and
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always kept me informed when a delay occurred.
We found
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) through a neighbor's recommendation, and after contacting his references we noticed that everyone said the same thing, "
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is totally honest and does a great job." I then realized that it was very important to my wife and I that we worked with someone we could trust, and that's what we found with
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. I trust that he would be present, making sure the job was done right and the way we wanted it. His follow up has been attentive as well. All village inspections (many) went well, there were no significant "dings" for them to redo.
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worked closely with our architects who we think were far more detailed than he was accustomed to working with, which is important in remodeling because you always discover unexpected problems when you start breaking old walls. They worked together on a number of such surprises and came up with great solutions that ended up being enhancements to the final product.
- Use
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for your remodel (or any of the many other smaller services he provides).
- For a larger job, know in advance what you want on the higher-priced items, like your window brand and style and flooring type choices.
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will likely bid these items at contractor-grade pricing, basic wood floor, basic windows, etc. If you wanted higher quality items the upcharges could be significant. This goes for any contractor's bid, but especially
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's bid which will be simplistic ("install wood floor") unless you specify in advance.
- Prepare for hard-working, high quality subcontractors, but not the neatest guys around. We had to remind them at times to protect our appliances and furniture during construction. This has been a problem with many contractors for me; some are really tidy and considerate of your property, others not.
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's guys are not, so you have to watch and they have no problem complying readily with your requests. Everyone one was polite and eager to please.

It went really good, only took them two and a half days to setup, do everything and to fix my back yard. My wife and I are very pleased and happy with the services that they have provided to us. We certainly will recommend them to our friends. We will be asking them to come back out in the spring to have them build a flower garden and a pond for my wife.
- David N.

Two years ago, we contacted
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Landscaping for an estimate. Although he was not the least expensive, we decided to use his services for irrigation and lighting because he was referred by a colleague of mine. The work was done in a timely fashion and we were extremely pleased. I have used this company for several other smaller projects within the last two years. We have been happy with their work, all except for one time when they put mulch in our front yard. My husband called to complain but we never heard back. We have always had high quality 'black mulch' and this was not. I said let it go, maybe I was not specific enough. On
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3rd, 2014, I sent a text to Mr.
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with a picture of the landscaping light that was up in the tree. We inquired what type of light bulb do we need to buy to repair the light? (it was burnt out) He said you cannot replace the bulb, it has to be the light. He said he would come out. I had to ask again on
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11th and he eventually did come by and repaired the light. The light worked for approx. 3 weeks and went out again. On Sept 9th, I text and left messages. He text and said he would be out again that week. He never showed. Since that time, my husband has called and I also called and left a message about 12 days ago. He has not responded to our calls. I even asked if he was either 'not interested' in servicing our account or was 'too busy', could he recommend another company to us. I also offered and expected to pay for his services. We have not heard back. I still have a burnt out light fixture and the sprinkler system needs some maintenance & a couple of new sprinkler heads. Overall, we were pleased with the initial work but are very unhappy with their lack of responsiveness to our calls for servicing or repairs.
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- Lisa S.

All Lakefront Landscapers in Saint Charles, MO

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5 Star Outdoor Solutions

3719 Candlewick Dr.
Saint Louis

Advantage Pro Solutions

27 W Garden Walk Dr
St Peters



American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue

Amezing Landscape Solutions

484 Whitree Ln

Athmann's Tree Service

11523 Scepaniak Dr.


221 Robert Ave
Saint Louis

Basile Landscaping & Lawn Care LLC

736 Evans Ave
Saint Louis


4886 Country Club Dr.
High Ridge


O Fallon

Brent's Outdoor Solutions

9917 Woodland Rd.

Bright Mann Contracting Inc

2579 Rock Hill Industrial Ct
St Louis

CCR Landscaping

1002 N Lincoln Ave

Contemporary Home Servies LLC

1135 Gahan Dr

Creative Turf and Landscape Design Inc.

825 Mullanphy Rd

Custom Built Retaining Walls, LLC

5373 Doe Run Dr

Dermody & Associates, LLC

2338 Wescreek
Maryland Heights

DG2 Design

125 S Central Ave



Florissant Ornamental Iron Works, Inc.

225 St. Francois

Get it Done

7045 Lena Ave
Saint Louis

Harvestowne Irrigation

326 Depot Ave
Saint Peters

Jon and Sons Tree Trimming and Removal

748 Wortham Road
Park Hills

Kaestner Lawn Care

223 Salt Lick Rd #328
St. Peters


209 Lindburg Rd.


2731 Treston ave
St. Louis


PO BOX 1390
O Fallon


901 S 11th St Apt 21

M.A. Enterprises

336 Magoffin Trails Court

Mance Outdoor Solutions

121 Chouteau Trace Pkwy

Mark Walters Walls

3443 Frontier Dr
Saint Charles

McGlynn Landscape & Lawn Care

3248 Watson Rd
Saint Louis

McGlynn Pros

128 Enchanted Pkwy

McGlynn Pros

167 Lamp & Lantern Village


4672 Wilson Rd

Midwest Turf Design, Inc.

36 San Mateo Dr

NatureScape Designs


Paton Landscape & Construction LLC

PO BOX 9407
Saint Louis

Plaza Fountains, LLC

107 North Main Street

Priceless Gardens, LLC

35 Wistar Way
O Fallon

Pro Landscape and Retaining Walls LLC

12032 Jacobson Ct.


10450 Thorpe Ave
Saint Louis


Saint Louis

S & P Lawn Care

1143 Wilson Ave
Saint Louis

S.R.S Outdoor Solutions

415 Westridge dr
O Fallon

Schwartz Brothers Landscape Solutions Inc

569 Muirfield Dr
Saint Charles

Seasons2Seasons, Inc

312 David Drive

SFP Landscaping Inc

9814 Gravois Rd
Saint Louis

Shelton Landscape & Maintenance

1515A Lonedell Industrial Ct

St. Louis Ponds & Waterfalls

223 Weber Dr


2940 Highway F

Tainter Landscape LLC

130 Justus Ln
Old Monroe


P.O. Box 1262

The Lawn Champs

1550 Wall St
Saint Charles

Thebeau Outdoor Services

18 North 78th St.


6515 San Bonita Ave
Saint Louis

Weathertite Exteriors

113 Triad Ctr W
O Fallon

Weilbacher Landscaping

5436 Bohleysville Rd

West Central Concrete Const LLC

390 SW Hwy K



Wilson Landscape

187 Old Chesapeake Dr

Young Innovations

5235 Butler Hill Estates Drive
Saint Louis

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