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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.

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Mulch & Wood Chips

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 Stow

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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 Stow, OH

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2 A Tee Landscape/Hardscape

1562 Pellinore Ln
Streetsboro

4 Season's Services

PO Box 26404
Akron

A J NOWAC LANDSCAPING INC

7900 EAGLE RD
Willoughby

A Low Maintenance Landscape

448 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave
Akron

A NEW IMAGE LANDSCAPING

1834 Marks Rd
Valley City

A&D Propertry Maintenance

9221 Darrow rd.
Twinsburg

ABC Landscaping

998 Nathan Dr
Kent

Above The Cut

1370 Arnold Ave
Akron

Above The Rest Landscaping

148 Maria Rd.
Bedford Heights

Affordable Lawncare

4636 W 148th St
Cleveland

Affordable Mulch and Landscape Supply

7277 Northfield Rd
Walton Hills

AllScapes Ohio

3582 Caleb Ave
Stow

AQUAFLOW Construction Services

187 Kennedy Blvd
Northfield

Aspen Landscaping Co

10341 Wildflower Wy
Broadview Heights

AYDEN

Cleveland

B & R Lawn Care

Cuyahoga Falls

B.Y.Mulch

5455 Goodell Rd
Mantua

Beverly Hills Landscaping

2792 Stark Dr
Willoughby

BIG M LAWN MAINTENANCE CO

3239 GREENWICH RD
Wadsworth

Blazy Landscaping, LLC.

4758 Ridge Rd
Cleveland

Bluegrass Landscapes - Irrigation & Lighting

4855 Hills and Dales Rd
Canton

BREMEC GREENHOUSES & NURSERY

12265 CHILLICOTHE RD
Chesterland

Buck Moran Tree & Landscape

1700 W Market Str 222
Akron

Buckeye Exteriors LLC

3071 Timberbrook Dr
Cuyahoga Falls

C&M Landscape

541 Forge St.
Canal Fulton

C.M.T. Lanscaping L.L.C.

62 Vesper Street
Akron

CAMPAILLA'S LAWN SERVICE

13626 INVERNESS AVE NW
Uniontown

Carter's Lawn Care, LLC

683 Ina Ave
Akron

Carters Custom Carpentry

S. Main St.
Akron

Chavez Construction LLC

35500 Aurora Road
Solon

City Mowing

1541 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd
Akron

Classic Landscape Borders

2450 Tamarind Trail
Hinckley

CMP Hauling & Hardscaping

2595 jefferson place unit c
Stow

Complete Ground Pros

1342 Roseland Dr.
Macedonia

Cossel Farms Inc

15981 York Rd
North Royalton

CRS Lawn Care

Tallmadge

D & D LANDSCAPING & LAWNCARE

1596 Vanderhoof Rd.
Barberton

D & K Materials Inc

3019 Congress Lake Rd
Mogadore

D & M LANDSCAPING

2001 BYRD DR
Canal Fulton

D. Peterman Landscaping & Snow Plowing, Inc.

21000 Treat Rd., Suite A
Bedford

DeNigris Contracting, LLC

P.O. Box 41318
Brecksville

DLV Enterprises, LLC

8526 Creekside Drive
Sagamore Hills

DMS REHAB PROPERTIES

5607 LAFAYETTE AVE
Maple Heights

Dover Landscaping

803 Crestdale St NE
Canton

dowdy lawn & landscape

1297 leonora ave

DREAMSCAPING INC

35531 ROYALTON RD
Grafton

Egger Landscaping

1936 Chatam Street
Cuyahoga Falls

Expert Excavating, Inc.

2271 West Wallings Road
Broadview Heights

Flowerbeds By Redhead

1278 Hilltop Dr

Friendly Neighborhood Help LLC

1745 E.238 Street
Euclid

G E N LANDSCAPING

145 BUTTERNUT LANE
Northfield

GARDENSCAPES BY JOANNA

15365 Gifford Road
Oberlin

GATES LANDSCAPE CO

2488 HOLGATE RD
Akron

Global Outdoor Solutions

5000 Van Epps Rd.
Cleveland

GM Turf and Landscapes

170 e fourth St
Brewster

Gonzo's Greens

171 Grant Ave
Barberton

Hammerstein Property Services LLC

12462 Plaza Drive
Parma

Hayes Lawnscape Inc

2857 Lovers Lane
Ravenna

Haymaker Tree And Lawn Inc

5695 E Blvd NW
Canton

HEDGEHOG LANDSCAPING

35075 PETTIBONE RD
Solon

Ingersoll Landscape Co.

279 East Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls

Integrity Lawn Care

11725 Colchester Dr
Chagrin Falls

J & S LANDSCAPING INC

4500 Lee Rd
Cleveland

J. Price Construction, LLC

588 Austin Dr
Barberton

Jacks Outdoor Care

1170 Morrow Rd

JBZ Construction

2720 Blake ave nw
Canton

Johnnycake Acres

2789 Johnnycake Rd
Mogadore

JP Services Inc

3070 Hood Rd
Medina

Kingdom Construction & Builders LLC

4127 Westbourne Blvd.
Akron

Kocheff Services and Construction

110 Greencroft Road
Bedford

Landscapes with Heart

983 Perry Dr
Akron

Landscaping by Gerbers LLC

620 S Abbe Rd
Elyria

LANDSTYLES INC

246 FAIRPORT NURSERY RD
Painesville

Lawn Genie

1227 Garman Rd.
Akron

LeafStone Landscapes

775 Archer Rd
Bedford

LEESON'S HOME & Business Improvements

10303 ALMIRA AVE
Cleveland

M&M Lawn Care Professionals

11705 Hamlen
Cleve

m-m construction

serving north east ohio
Lorain

Madison Landscaping

600 James Ave
Cuyahoga Falls

Maintenance Ace LLC

2668 Greenwich St
Streetsboro

MATTEUCCI LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

8671 RANCH DR
Chesterland

MDH Property Care

2339 Abbeyville Rd
Valley City

MIKE'S EXCAVATING

6616 W SMITH RD
Medina

Mike's Lawn & Landscape

PO Box 2892
Alliance

Misty Creek Landscaping Inc

229 Judson Rd
Kent

MJ Landscaping

PO Box 9275
Canton

MJH Contractors

600B Seasons Rd
Stow

MRE Ulimited LLC

752 Ventura Blvd
New Franklin

MUELLER LAWN & LANDSCAPE

450 State St
Wadsworth

Mulch Madness LLC

11311 Rockside Rd
Valley View

MUSTARD SEED MARKET

6025 KRUSE DR
Solon

Natcher & Sons

Tallmadge

NATURESCAPE INC

9936 E WASHINGTON
Chagrin Falls

NEIGHBORHOOD LAWN & LANDSCAPE

1311 NEWTON ST
Tallmadge

Ohio State Landscaping

3170 W Streetsboro Rd
Richfield

Organic Roots Horticulture,LLC

6158 State Rte 303
Ravenna

Outdoor Delight Landscaping

10155 Broadview Rd
Broadview Heights

Perfect Patio Landscape

2545 Sackett Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls

Petras Builders Ltd

19245 Briarwood Ln
Strongsville

Precision Landscaping

9234 Page Rd
Streetsboro

Premiere Choice

Cuyahoga Falls

Pro Cut Landscape Development

PO Box 575
Valley City

Pro Tree & Landscape Co

1551 17th St
Cuyahoga Falls

Purcellscapes

3653 Hiwood Ave
Stow

redan enterprises llc

6720 Andre Ln
Solon

Reed Contracting llc

12440 Omar drive
Hartville

Reliable Repair LLC

14678 Russell Lane
Novelty

Riverside Landscaping LLC

4661-D Jaycox Road
Avon

Roberts Landscaping & Lawn Care

379 Perry Rd.
Tallmadge

Rohr & Sons Nursery & Garden Center

5357 Everhard Rd NW
Canton

SAJOVIE BROTHERS LANDSCAPING

7991 Pennsylvania Ave
Maple Heights

SAVE LANDSCAPE & SNOW REMOVAL

PO BOX 813
Wadsworth

Scotts LawnService

4621 Hinckley Industrial Pkwy
Cleveland

Sebe Construction

1030 Oak Ave
Barberton

SH Structure & Wood Products

4102 Greenwich Rd
Norton

Skolyak Landscaping Services

1403 Francis Ct.
Cleveland

Smith Bros Inc

3087 Marks Rd
Medina

Springlake Nursery

3023 Narrows Rd.
Perry

Steele enterprise

1686 highview ave
Akron

Strongsville Recreation Center

18100 Royalton Rd
Strongsville

SUN AND SEED TREE

7634 Egypt Rd
Medina

T&S Construction & Landscape LLC

3739 lake run blvd
Stow

Tab Property Enhancement LLC

4521 Newkirk Dr.
Brunswick

THE NIED GARDEN CENTER CO

56 E TWINSBURG RD
Northfield

The Yard Guy

2062 Larchmont Rd.

TIMBER TOP TREE SERVICE & LAWNCARE

9732 WINTERCREST AVE NW
Uniontown

TJD Landscape

234 Dennison Ave
Akron

TONY NERO CEMENT & CONSTRUCTION INC

16645 AUBURN SPRINGS DR
Chagrin Falls

Top 2 Bottom Home Care

4581 Spring Rd
Cleveland

TREE MAINTENANCE SERVICES

5164 BONETA ROAD
Medina

TURF TRIMMERS

1480 FAIRCHILD AVE
Kent

Unique Paints

3485 w 95th
Cleveland

Vanni Construction

P.O. Box 236
Chagrin Falls

White Dog Home and Lawn

2631 Charney Rd.
University Heights

Wide Open Property Maintenance

3954 Warner St
Mogadore

Wilkshire Enterprises LLC

PO Box 439
Bolivar

Williams Renovations, LLC

4182 SIEFER DRIVE

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