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"I sent a detailed email and received a prompt, professional response from the office manager,
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and a few days later my husband visited their nursery (also scheduled by
) and selected plants he liked- he said if
thought they may not be appropriate he gently made another suggestion. That's the kind of guidance we needed! We gave them a target date for the work completed and they came in on schedule. Their foreman
was also a pleasure to deal with and every one of the crew was pleasant and professional.
and one of his guys relocated a large empty pot for me to the back yard and gave me a bag of mulch for a future plant. The work was done on Thursday and the next Saturday
came to the house to review the work and answer my questions about the transformer for the lighting - also with
's assistance. The night of our party - we received many compliments and I gave their name to 2 people. We are very happy -we highly recommend
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-TISH A.

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"Because they wanted to do it on a day that I was not ready for them, I informed them they would empty shed and put everything back in once it was moved. I supplied" casters to move it. when it came time to put everything back in theyput all my winter equipment in the back and piled everything in the way. I also had conduits run under drive for electric. When they landscaped they were suppose to leave the pipes clear. OOPS they just put large rocks on them to
where they were. Other than that the landscape work looks good It took them 4 hours to do all the work. I have not gotten into the shed due to the weather since th move

-Douglas G.

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How to find the right landscaper

There are several things to look for when hiring someone to work in your landscape.

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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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grass (sod). I needed the sod right away and he promptly came by the following morning and started the installation. I under-quoted my sq footage that needed to be covered so he had to leave and obtain additional pallets. He quickly returned however and finished the job superbly. I would highly recommend his service. Good grass and excellent service.
- Jordan S.
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What wonderful service from a provider whom I called out of the blue! They were so responsive during the last two Cape storms -- and did a excellent job! I am so happy to have found them for future plowing needs. I even recommended them to my sister in a nearby town -- who also was very pleased with their work. Lovely customer service and very thorough snow removal!
- Betsy C.
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The crew arrived on time and did an excellent job. They were professional and hard working. They did more work than we expected. We are going to schedule more work with them in the future.
- Dennis G.
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came to my house and chatted with me about our existing landscape and what we wanted it to look like in the future. She then proceeded to draw it out on paper, complete with a list of which plants/trees to buy and where to place them. She is also capable of installing it for you if you desire.
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has many years of experience and education in the landscape business and it showed. She had lots of good ideas and was very meticulous in her plan. She was very professional and committed to excellent customer service. I am very pleased with her plan and glad I found her on Angie's List!
- Nanette F.
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My experience with
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was amazing from the start. After contacting her by email with a few pictures of my backyard and a brief description of what I was looking for,
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responded right away and we set up a time for her to stop by the house to take a look the very next day.
She gave me plenty of ideas of things we could do and after she left texted me several pictures of her past projects as examples of things she thought would work well in my yard. We went back and forth for a few days and she worked with me to figure out a way to do everything I wanted and stay within my budget. She even helped me figure out how to deal with getting approval from our
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Once we decided on a final plan for the project,
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approval on a Friday and
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and her team were ready to work on Monday! I couldn't believe how quickly things were moving since I'd heard horror stories about projects like this dragging on for months. Her team is very fast but they don't skimp on quality. I was amazed to see that the patio was near completion in a matter of days.The total project was completed within 2 weeks, and it only took that long because of weather delays beyond anyone's control!
I really enjoyed working with
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because not only is she passionate about what she does, but she's down to earth and does everything she can to make sure her customers are happy and within budget. I've already started talking to
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about more things we can do in the backyard down the line. Her enthusiasm is contagious and I can't wait to see what she and her team can do next!
- Meredith T.
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I bought the Angie's List Deal for 4 hours of landscaping work. Follow up after the purchase was quick and professional. We had a bit of miscommunication though on the scheduled time. So I unexpectedly got a call while I was at work saying that they were at my house. Instead of rescheduling, I just verbally walked them through what needed to be done and they did a fantastic job! I was nervous what I would find when I got home but it really couldn't have been better. They did a really nice job pruning everything and cleaning up after themselves. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
- Jennifer G.
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We just moved in to the house in August and hadn't touched anything in the yard. They trimmed a few bushes, removed dead growth, raked some leaves, and removed some yard waste. Overall, they did a good job on everything they touched, but they didn't get to the flower beds in the back under the deck. They said they ran out of time. I wasn't there to oversee, so I couldn't argue it. I would use them again, but would make sure to be there this time to oversee the work.
- Carey B.
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Pro Grounds was great to work with. Installation of the lighting system went smoothly. Everything was clean and tidy when they finished as though no one was ever there.
The Service for the system has been impeccable, 24 hour turn around when notified. I will definitely be using Pro Grounds for future landscaping and outdoor services.
- John G.

All Landscapers in Wilmington, NC

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7 Star General Contracting LLC

1444 Cairo Way
Fuquay Varina

Applied Resource Management

P.O. Box 882
Hampstead

ARMSTRONG LANDSCAPES

4014 WILSHIRE BLVD
Wilmington

Ava Gardens Lawn Care

1306 Wakefield Ct
Winnabow

B & O DESIGN STUDIO

1319-CC Military Cutoff Rd.
Wilmington

Barewood Services Inc

PO Box 323
Hampstead

BIG T HAULING

211 Stokes St
Durham

BLUE HERON LANDSCAPING

349 KNOLLWOOD DR
Hampstead

BOONE'S LANDSCAPE INC

736 GRATHWOL DR
Wilmington

BOWMAN'S BEST LAWN CARE:

5207 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington

BRIDGERS LANDSCAPES & GARDEN

8210 River Rd
Southport

BYRON'S LANDSCAPING

6040 NETHERLAND DR
Wilmington

BYRON'S LANDSCAPING

6740 NETHERLANDS DR
Wilmington

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CAPE FEAR LANDSCAPING LLC

3416 ENTERPRISE DR
Wilmington

Carolina Aquatecture

118 James Teachey Ln
Rose Hill

Carolina Coastal Builders

206 Causeway Dr
Wrightsville Beach

Carolina Green Bulding

1508 Marstellar St
Wilmington

Carolina Lawn Service

213 Lel Ogden Dr.
Wilmington

Carolina Lot Care

901 Gilbert Rd SE
Bolivia

CLASSIC LANDSCAPES

330 MILITARY CUTOFF RD
Wilmington

CLASSIC LANDSCAPES

2005 EASTWOOD RD
Wilmington

Coastal Home Renovations

1004 Gate 3
Shallotte

COASTAL LAND DESIGN LLC

PO Box 1172
Wilmington

COASTAL LANDSCAPING & IRRGTN

1190 Hickman Rd
Calabash

Coastal Structures

8130 Rachel Wynd
Leland

Contemporary Landscapes

2204 villamar drive
Leland

Corbett & Barrow

516 Dock St
Wilmington

Craftmaster Services

7210 Oak View Drive NE
Leland

Creative Cascades

316 North 15th St
Wilmington

Custom Ponds and Fountains

PO Box 12364
Wilmington

Eager Beaver Handyman Service

6300 Cameron Forest Ln
Charlotte

East Coast Cuts Inc

78 Northwood Dr
Wilmington

EXCELLENCE IN LAWN CARE

4623 BARNARDS LANDING RD
Wilmington

Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair

1883 Scott Futrell Dr
Charlotte

FERGUSON LANDSCAPING

7089 DARWIN DR
Wilmington

Fishwater LLC

1926 Hillsboro Rd
Wilmington

Flora Landscapes LLC

108 Giles Avenue
Wilmington

Floyd's Lawn Care

7306 Courtney Pines Rd
Wilmington

FOUR SEASONS LANDSCAPING

2925 BOUNDARY ST
Wilmington

FOUR SEASONS LANDSCAPING

940 RIVAGE PROMENADE
Wilmington

FREEMAN LANDSCAPE INC

4333 GORDON RD
Wilmington

GARDEN CONCEPTS

105 SPRING CREEK LN
Wilmington

Grass With Class LLC

1603 grace st
Wilmington

Green Chapel maintenance professionals

251 N Wallace Ave
Wilmington

Green Side Up!

p o box 15208
Wilmington

GUNNELL LANDSCAPING SVC

105 SPRING CREEK LN
Wilmington

H BURKERT & CO

2212 CHESTNUT ST
Wilmington

H&H Painting and Remodeling

2109 white road
Wilmington

HADEN STANZIALE PA

201 N Front St Ste 611
Wilmington

Hampstead Landscaping Inc

1973 NC Hwy 210 W
Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD MULCH & STONE

12981 HWY 17
Hampstead

Handy Men & Mrs Helper

117 S. Cook St.

Handyman Services in Wil., by Christmas Const. Co.

1208 Williamsburg Court
Wilmington

HARDEE LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION

3800 MASONBORO LOOP RD
Wilmington

Hardee's Grassworks

PO Box 10007
Wilmington

HOWARD T CAPPS & ASSOC INC

4106 Breezewood Dr Apt 102
Wilmington

ILM Lawn Service

3224 North College RD
Wilmington

iMOW Lawn Service LLC

1617 Gander Drive
Wilmington

In God Hands Lawn & Landscaping Company

6018 Myrtle Grove
Wilmington

Inside Out Home Designs

2308 Brookfield Dr
Grover

Island Landscaping

5919 Sidbury Rd
Castle Hayne

JACKSON LANDSCAPING

446 AQUARIUS DR
Wilmington

Joseph Adamec

340 Club Ct
Wilmington

Karnes Lawn Care & Landscape Inc

3112 Enterprise Dr
Wilmington

labor for a day

2828 penn st
Wilmington

LACC INTERNATIONAL INC

1017 Ashes Dr Ste 204
Wilmington

LANDSCAPE RESOURCE GROUP

5200 Old Myrtle Grove Rd
Wilmington

Landscapes Nouveau

105 Bottle Branch Dr
Burgaw

LANDSCAPES UNIQUE

1620 Oleander
Wilmington

LANDSCAPES UNLIMITED

6413 WINDMILL WAY
Wilmington

Liquid Assets Pools

211 N 25th St
Wilmington

LOW COUNTRY LANDSCAPING

808 GULL POINT RD
Wilmington

Lyon-N-D-Grass

311 Harper Ave
Carolina Beach

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

MAINSSCAPE

1500 POINT HARBOR RD
Wilmington

McGraw Hardscapes

2016 Graywalsh Drive
Wilmington

MIDDLE SOUND LANDSCAPING LLC

103 PICKWAY CT
Wilmington

MIHALY-CIRELLO

5725 OLEANDER DR
Wilmington

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive
Smithfield

Mott Landscaping Inc

PO Box 629
Wilmington

NATIVE LANDSCAPES INC

6212 STONEBRIDGE RD
Wilmington

Omega Lawn Services

5608 West Chop Way
Wilmington

PAMELA T KERSTING

330 MILITARY CUTOFF RD
Wilmington

PARKER LANDSCAPING

4431 PARMELE RD
Castle Hayne

Perfection Tree Experts llc

1427 bulls head rd

Phelps Irrigation & Landscaping

113 Stonehead Ct
Wilmington

Port City Lawn Care

233 Brightwood Road
Wilmington

PORT CITY PLANTSCAPES

114 Dogwood Dr
Wilmington

Prestige Pools of Wilmington

5307 S College Rd
Wilmington

QUALITY TEAM SVC INC

1240 EASTWOOD RD
Wilmington

Raynor's Irrigation

7217 Anaca Point Road
Wilmington

REAVES LANDSCAPING & MNTNC

209 CHEYENNE TRL
Wilmington

Register Service Group

Wrightsville Beach

Riptide Lawn & Home Care

6710 Hailsham Dr
Wilmington

SALTSCAPES

1419 Salty Bay Lndg
Wilmington

Saunders Landscape Supply

14016 Sullyfield Cir

SEACOAST LANDSCAPING

100 Old Eastwood Rd Ste 34
Wilmington

Secret Gardener

Wilmington

Shoreline Lawn & Landscaping

1901 Castle Hayne Rd
Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach

Single Ladies Lawn Care Svc.

Mobile Service
Wilmington

SMILING FACES LANDSCAPING

PO BOX 12316
Wilmington

Southern Accents Landscape Design, Inc

325 Ashford Ave.
Wilmington

Southern Grown Landscaping, LLC

608 Trace Drive
Wilmington

SOUTHERN LAWNS & LANDSCAPING

718 VALLEY BROOK RD
Wilmington

SUNSET LIGHTING & GRIP

5812 OAK BLUFF LN
Wilmington

Superior 7 Services

205 Disney Dr
Wilmington

Sure Thing Contracting

2116 Colony Plaza
Jacksonville

SURRATTS CUSTOM BUILT FENCING

418 WINDWARD LANDING PL
Wilmington

Sycamore Landscaping

PO Box 1374
Leland

Symbiotic Builders LLC

531 Tanbridge Rd
Wilmington

TERRA METRICS

1421 HAWTHORNE RD
Wilmington

Terrain Masters

5461 overbrook rd
Willmington

TETRA LANDSCAPES INC

6412 AMSTERDAM WAY
Wilmington

Thorpe Landscapes LLC

2111 Metts Ave.
Wilmington

Trecco Builders

Po Box 1225
Wrightsville Beach

TRU GREEN LAND CARE

2005 BLUE CLAY RD
Wilmington

TwoHandymanGuys.Com

16800 BRANDON BROOK
Charlotte

UnitedUnlimitedServices.com

5221 Sardou Rd
Wilmington

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Watts Landscaping & Lawn Care

1109 Thompsontown Rd

WOODALL LANDSCAPING & IRRGTN

2418 WHITE RD
Wilmington

ZONE 8 GARDENS

3802 S COLLEGE RD
Wilmington

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