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"We are first time users of a mowing/trimming service. Arrived same day every week. Good job. Fair price. No Contract needed. Definitely would recommend.

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"My driveway leading to the back of the house gets muddy when it's rainy season. I researched a little bit on the topic and found on" Angie's list. I emailed the company through Angie's List and quickly replied. I asked more questions such as based on the dimensions of my driveway, how much gravel I would need and what type of rocks will meet my needs. and I emailed back and forth and each time he gave very clear and upfront answers. He gave a very reasonable quote and scheduled for a day that was convenient for me. On the day of delivery, he came on time. Even though it was rainy, he kept a very positive attitude throughout the whole process. His truck was able to dump & spread the rocks that I ordered which made my job a lot easier. Everything went very smoothly and I am very happy with the product and delivery of it. Would use again, definitely.

-angela C.

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Mulch can be a lot of different things, but at its core it exists as a material that is applied to landscaping, walking paths and flower beds for aesthetic purposes, to suppress weed growth, retain moisture and supply nutrients to soil through decay.

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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.

Mulch Delivering reviews in Hillsborough

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I talked to on the phone and told him that I needed about 8 cubic yards of topsoil for some flower beds. He recommended their garden soil and we agreed for them to deliver it the next day. I was pleasantly surprised at the very quick service. They didn't show up at the scheduled time and I called and found out that ...More they apparently had some kind of mechanical problem. They did show up a short time later. I showed the driver where I wanted the soil dumped and he put it exactly where I wanted it. I do mean exact! The soil itself had too many sticks mixed into it for my preference, however, it did the job very nicely. I would order it again. was very polite, professional and helpful and it was nice to be able to use my credit card and pay by phone a couple of hours before delivery. I didn't even have to leave the house. Overall, a very good experience.
- Ronald M.
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and his team were awesome to work with. My yard was a disaster that I couldnt get under control with weeds and over growth some of the growth had been going on for over a year and this is with me continually trying to clear out the area. 's team of guys came to the rescue of my yard. Not only ...More did they weed my yard front and back they also put mulch down throughout my yard. I live on a corner lot and had removed alot of the grass for flower beds and the entire yard needed to have mulch laid down. His guys did all of it in 1 day and my yard looks great now. I would highly recommend them to anyone that needs work done.
- Danielle D.
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The company said "we are not on Angie's List and there is no discount for anyone". I said I had just checked before we drove over and that indeed they were on Angie's List and they denied it. Other individuals had told me that they were and they got a discount on both purchase and delivery. They vehemently denied this. So we ...More just paid for our purchase and paid the delivery fee. We will never use this company again. The only positive element of this experience was that the road base product was good and the delivery driver was very competent and professional. So I am not sure what is going on with this company, but we have other companies available and we will never use them again.
- Gene C.
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Everything, every time, is completed beautifully, professionally, timely and within the budget reviewed with the final plan. is an excellent organization with phenomenal people and we highly recommend them! I would give them an A+.
- Janice L.
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They delivered on time and material was perfect. We were very pleased with everything. I wish they could have delivered both of them on the same truck which could have saved a charge but it was good quality. It Was over all good experience.
- Mandy S.
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Had to re-schedule from original workplan due to delays in completing other work; called ahead to keep me in the loop at each turn.
Expertly and expeditiously completed our work upon arrival. Have already provided his business card to my neighbors.
- Kenneth B.
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They did a fine job. It was fine. It actually cost about $50 or $75 more because they said they needed to add more mulch. They could have asked me what I wanted done. They could have spent the entire time which they did not.
- KAREN K.
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was extremely responsive and helpful in setting up the work to be done. He provided an accurate, detailed estimate of work to be done. I emailed him with multiple questions, all of which he replied to in a timely fashion. The staff that were assigned to our job arrived promptly and completed the work within the time that we had ...More discussed. They were polite and courteous and did excellent work. We are very happy with the work that was done and would be happy to use them again in the future.
- Lisa M.

Landscaping Mulch in Hillsborough, NC

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3G construction

1658 whites kennel rd
Burlington

5 Star General Services & Maintenance

3518 Mayfair Street
Durham

A.L.M. Contracting, LLC

2917 Gresham Lake Rd
Raleigh

ACCENT ON LANDSCAPE

301 OAK HILL DR
Durham

Advanced Home Improvements

2600 brantley drive

Advanced Landscape

1307 Quandary Lake Ln
Graham

Agape Lawn Company

Full Triangle Region

All About Sod

5136 Swisswood Dr.
Raleigh

All-Wood's Tree Svc

262 Southtown Cir
Rolesville

Allred Lawn & Landscaping

4048 Powell Road
Burlington

Alpha Tree Services

4824 Fayetteville Rd Apt I
Raleigh

ALSTON TRANSPORT (Sand & Gravel)

1000 Old Lystra Road
Chapel Hill

Arborex Tree Services

2526 Ferdinand Dr
Knightdale

Art Builders

1239 Wicker Drive
Raleigh

Artful Stonework

3525 Lytham Pl
Raleigh

Ashland Tree Service

1182 Wimbleton Dr
Raleigh

B & P Landscaping

1408 Chamblee rd
Zebulon

Barnes Builders

3350 Alamance Drive
Raleigh

Bill's Hire-A-Hubby

4220 Old Graham Rd

BJ Boak Tree Service

8200 McKee Rd
Rougemont

Blade Cutters LLC

3434 edwards mill rd
Raleigh

BRICKMAN GROUP

110 PHEASANT WOOD CT
Morrisville

BudgetWise Services

200 Caley Wilson Road
Apex

Campbell Outdoor Improvements

5704 wanderlust lane
Durham

Canopy

Raleigh

Capstone Building Company, LLC.

PO Box 1309
Pittsboro

Carolina Excavations Inc

PO Box 346
Wake Forest

Carolina Fix-It, Inc.

303 Rose Court
Benson

Carolina Grading & Gravel

4805 Buttonbush Dr
Durham

Clean Air Lawn Care

4030 King Charles Road
Durham

Colpitts Grading Inc

248 Poythress Rd
Chapel Hill

Con-Serv INC

820 Ravenwood Dr
Raleigh

Constructive Design Group

4613 Forestdale Rd.
Raleigh

CRA Building & Landscaping

1515 Old Lystra Road
Chapel Hill

Cruz Custom Scapes

8025 Mount Pleasant Ch. Rd.
Willow Spring

CS Tree Services Inc

8617 Cavatina Ct
Apex

Custom Rock Designs

4820 Country Wagon Ln
Zebulon

Dave Post Company

6166 S NC HWY 62
Burlington

Dennis Lawn Service

3874 US Hwy.15-501N.
Pittsboro

DGRZ Tree Service

1196 BREDA LANE
Creedmoor

Direct Flooring

1120 Pilton Pl
Raleigh

DODSON CONSTRUCTION CO INC

3210 OLD CHAPEL HILL HILLSB RD
Hillsborough

DOWN TO EARTH LANDSCAPE DESIGN

3109 Gresham Lake Rd
Raleigh

F & J Landscaping

1000 Timbers St; Lot #3
Hillsborough

Four of a kind Home Improvment

1613 Cool Springs Rd
Sanford

Frolicking Ponds Inc Landscapes

11600 John Allen Rd
Raleigh

Full House Home Improvements

30 Cole circle
Franklinton

Gaddy's Grading

319 Cansler Dr
Durham

Garden Environments

524 Holloway St
Durham

Gardens of the Carolinas

12008 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh

Go Green Landscaping

4800 Whitehall Ave
Raleigh

Green Genes Garden & Lawn

608 Twin Cir Ct
Apex

Green Level Landscapes

206 Luther Rd
Apex

Greener Concepts Landscaping

428 Madison Ave
Cary

Ground Pounders

Fuquay-Varina

Grounds Scapes Inc

7528 Kerr Chapel Rd
Elon

Harmony Restoration

4100 Pickett Rd
Durham

Harvell Landscaping

1686 Indian Camp Rd
Clayton

HF Services LLC Grading & Paving

40 trillium pl
Chapel Hill

Home Depot

9517 Strickland Rd
Raleigh

Home Depot - Apex

1000 Vision Dr
Apex

HomeGrown Landscapes

804 Lancaster st.
Durham

Humphrey's Lawn Care

10316 Penny Rd
Raleigh

Ideal Landscaping Inc.

131 Tradition Trail
Holly Springs

Insideout Landscapes

6705 Matthews Rd
Durham

J&R Home Improvement and More

1421 E Broad Street Suite 241
Fuquay Varina

JACOBS TREE SERVICE

1744 COLEMAN LP RD
Hillsborough

JACS NC, LLC.

4724 Hargrove Road
Raleigh

JandFSolutions

mobile
Raleigh

JP Landscaping & Lawncare

3925 Old Weaver Trail
Creedmoor

Just Josh Odd Jobs and Designs

7509 Idolbrook Ln
Raleigh

jv brockwell trucking

8821 Old Nc 86
Chapel Hill

JW's Home Services

3810 Valley Dale Dr
Durham

KEEN Attention to Detail

3512 Benson Rd
Angier

Keltic Pride Services

5001 Lynn Gar
Raleigh

KI Preservations

10027 US Hwy Business 70 West
Clayton

Kiefer Landscaping & Nursery, Inc

2450 S Alston Ave
Durham

Landscape Pros

1530 Clark Rd
Lillington

Lawns by Carlito LLC

1821 Hillandale Rd
Durham

Luxury Living Scapes, Inc.

2528 S Alston Ave
Durham

M.E.K. Lawn Care & Home Cleaning

909 Downing Glen Dr.
Cary

Majestic Outdoors

PO Box 698
Morrisville

Max Landscaping

3228 Huntleigh Drive
Raleigh

Mclean Lawncare

1204 Ridge Haven Drive
Wendell

Mclean Lawncare and debris removal

1204 Ridge Haven Dr
Wendell

Mike of All Trades

3105 Billiard Ct
Raleigh

Miller's Lawn & Landscaping

2050 West Cumberland Street
Dunn

N Site Construction

635 Hocutt Farm Dr
Clayton

Neighborly Lawn Care

406 Star Ruby Dr
Knightdale

New Leaf Lawn & Maintenance

4113 Hilltop Needmore Rd
Fuquay Varina

Nicolas' Hardscapes & Drainage LLC

117 Stage Crest Dr
Raleigh

OGBURN LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES LLC

6500 BARBER BRIDGE RD
Willow Spring

Old North State Landscape Development, Inc.

7010 Mt. Hermon Church Road
Durham

One Green Season

P.O.Box 666
Pittsboro

Perez concrete & lawncare

2837 barrington dr
Raleigh

PERKINS NURSERY GROUP

7201 STEPHEN BOYD CT
Raleigh

PHR Enterprises, Inc.

2908 N. Main St.
Fuquay Varina

Piedmont Civil Consultants

11010 Lake Grove Blvd (PMB 294)
Morrisville

Pinnacle Sitescapes, LLC

30 Broken Arrow Trl
Youngsville

Pinter Construction & Development

11709 Appaloosa Run E
Raleigh

Pleasant Green Grass

1433 Cole Mill Rd
Durham

POULTRY VILLA Landscaping

3151 US HIGHWAY 15 501 N
Pittsboro

Property Preservation Pros, LLC

1318 White Cross Road
Chapel Hill

PROSCAPES OF NC

3317 DURHAM DR
Raleigh

Quality Landscapes

1597 Quality Dr
Burlington

Raleigh Lawn Care and Landscaping

1414 Foxwood Dr
Garner

Randall's Lawn Care

703 Mason Rd
Durham

Randy W Jones Grading

P.O. Box 1016
Hillsborough

RAY'S HOME REPAIR

2001 BROOKS RD
Durham

Redefining Handyman

241 Beachers Brook Ln
Cary

RJS Grading

312 Lynwood Ln
Raleigh

Sanford Turf and Irrigation

3280 Cox Mill Rd.
Sanford

Scotts LawnService

2700 Perimeter Park Dr
Morrisville

SINCERE RENOVATIONS

65 GLEN ROAD SUITE 175
Garner

Skillin Tree Care, LLC

3500 Highway 55
Durham

Southern Landkeepers Inc

5304 Tinks Place
Wendell

SPRING BRANCH LANDSCAPES

708 W MAIN
Carrboro

Steady Hauling

171 Steve Ridge
Willow Springs

STONE BROTHERS & BYRD

700 WASHINGTON ST
Durham

Stone Soils & Shrubs

6715 Matthews Rd
Durham

SUNRISE LANDSCAPING

3521 LEBATTON DR
Wake Forest

The Atlantic Landscape Group

6209 Garrett Rd
Raleigh

The Raleigh Handyman

6020 Windham Dr
Raleigh

Tidwell's Tree Service

2709 Old Milburnie Road
Raleigh

Total Construction by Dale Lands LLC

13376 US Hwy 70 Business West
Clayton

Triangle Construction, LLC.

PO Box 238
Holly Springs

Turf One Landscape Contractor

PO Box 91598
Raleigh

UNDERWOOD TREE SERVICE

6113 SCHLEY RD
Hillsborough

Untouchable Landscapes

10753 Cokesbury Lane
Raleigh

Witherspoon Rose Culture

3312 Watkins Rd
Durham

Worker Bees Home Servies, Inc.

1421 E Broad Street, #241
Fuquay Varina

Yardology

13204 Old Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh

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