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"He gave me a very reasonable quote on the job and was able to start immediately, completed job looks great and they did cleanup of all loose mulch around the entire" house. Very professional and did a great job right down to cleanup. I will definitely use them for all my future mulch needs.

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Mulch and Topsoil

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. Topsoil is the nutrient-rich, uppermost layer of soil that is ideal for gardening and planting.

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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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He came and did the consultation but never gave me the drawing. He made some very good suggestions and I had to do a hand-drawing on my own based on his suggestions. I followed up with them but never heard back.He made some suggestions about landscaping at the back fence; he suggested that I get some pine straw and
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river rock in a dry river bed. He also made some suggestions on a paver patio and firepit area but I wasn't wanting to move forward with that right away.
- LEANNE S.
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The service was good. They were on time and the quality was good too. We were happy. Their price was better than others who are in the area. We will be using them again this spring.
- Lauren A.
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Great experience!
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was prompt for the estimate & discussion of the proposed work. His crew was polite, hard working & very energetic! The steps look fantastic - a very natural look. Would use him again in a heartbeat!
- Diane L.
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Excellent work! Completed all the requested services on time and it looked great! Would definitely use again.
- William C.
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We had set up an open appointment for them to come out, but to call before arrival. However, there was no phone call which could have been a miscommunication. They showed up for the work and completed the job. The job took them a little over two hours. The pricing for the deal was great! They left no mess behind and the area was very clean. Overall, my experience with them was good.
- Keith W.
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The service has been very good. They come on schedule and things get better since they started coming. They did the mulching in a reasonable price. We're happy with their service.
- Ken Z.
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I was not there when
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and his crew arrived at my house but when I came in from out of town, I could not believe my eyes...The dead 80-ft pine tree was gone and the area around where the tree stood, was immaculate....In fact, the area where they cut the tree down looked better that it did before....
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and his crew also grinded a stump in the front yard and it looks as if the dogwood tree had never been there...I was thoroughly impressed with this company and would absolutely recommend them to anyone for their tree or landscaping needs.
- Bruce B.
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and his crew took care of all of our landscaping requests and needs. Everyone was always on time, polite, and professional. Great communication between all of us. We felt so lucky to have
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and his crew working with us. The job was completed in a timely manner and the quality of his work is outstanding. Each day, great progress was made. And at the end of each day, the crew made sure to tidy up work area. Such a nice gesture. He really takes pride in his landscaping and masonry work and it showed each day they came to work. Extremely pleased with the final product. I highly recommend
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Pros!!!
- Doris F.

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Affordable Tree And Landscaping

2521 mercantile st
Mckeesport

Alesi Lawn Care

1212 Delaware St.
Export

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2905 Idlewood Ave
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American Precision Contracting LLC

20 Transit Dr
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Anderson Bros Landscaping

364 Heimann Rd
Latrobe

Artistic Tree & Landscape Creations

4016 Crestwood Dr
Gibsonia

Asturi Contracting

PO BOX 212
Monroeville

Atlantian Inc.

218 w smithfield st.
Mount Pleasant

B J Tree Service LLC

1300 Hulton Rd
Verona

Bartlett Tree Experts - Irwin, PA

119 Brush Creek Rd
Irwin

Beall's Greenhouse Nursery

9334 SALTSBURG RD
Pittsburgh

Benefiel's tree service

2242 rt. 88
Dunlevy

BLUE RIDGE NURSERY & LANDSCAPING

308 SCENERY DR
Elizabeth

Bonomi Landscaping & Tree Service

1925 Forest Ave
Homestead

Brian's Grass Cutting & Landscaping

1921 Rhode Island Ave
Aliquippa

BRUCE EVANOVICH LANDSCAPING

5313 PARK AVE
Bethel Park

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carl's Tree Service

3908 Homestead Duquesne Rd
West Mifflin

Carmello Construction LLC

1017 3rd St
Monessen

COUNTRY FARMS INC

1909 STATE ROUTE 119
Greensburg

CUSTOMSCAPES INC

451 DAVIDSON RD
Pittsburgh

DAN THE HANDYMAN

919 RANDOLPH AVE.
East Butler

Dave S Mowing Service

2123 Duquesne Ave
Mckeesport

Davis Enterprises

1204 Hancock Ave
Vandergrift

Dolan's Outdoor Services

PO Box 207
Washington

Dragun's Landscape Supply Inc

4535 Peoples Road
Pittsburgh

ESPOSITO LANDSCAPING

PO BOX 197
Murrysville

Fairfield Tree Services

102 Cecil Henderson Rd
Canonsburg

FEDEROUCH LANDSCAPE SUPPLY

202 BUCKEYE ST
Canonsburg

Finnegan Construction

Turkey Ridge Rd
Apollo

Foundation Station Inc

309 Murrysville Rd
Trafford

Green Dream Landscapes

830 Lowber Rd
Irwin

Hess' Landscape Nursery

i865 Gill Hall Rd
Clairton

Hess' Landscape Nursery

i865 Gill Hall Rd
Clairton

Hess' Landscape Nursery Inc

1865 Gill Hall Rd
Clairton

Hughes Excavating

479 Patterson Rd
Bolivar

Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp

696 McKeesport Rd
Elizabeth

Its Time Landscaping

348 Flaugherty Run Rd
Moon Township

J & S ENTERPRISES INC

#3150 murrysville pa
Pittsburgh

J & S Exterminating Inc

PO Box 1692
Greensburg

J. McGrew Incorporated Contractors

70 Redds Mill Road
Charleroi

James Michaels

PO Box 145
Latrobe

JDF Services

205 Thorncrest Dr
Mc Kees Rocks

JJ Landscaping, LLC

116 George Road
Export

JPS LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION INC

1166 VALLEY CLUB DR
Irwin

Justin James Excavating

117 Grey Oak Ln
Acme

JVS Landscaping LLC

362 Manor harrison city rd
Harrison City

Keenan's Handyman Service

583 Steel Ave
Hannastown

king henrys home remodeling

107 martin drive apt 107

Landers Landscapes

Harrison City

LAWN SENSE INC.

450 Davidson Rd.
Pittsburgh

Lojak Landscaping

1420 Union Ave
Natrona Heights

Lynch Brothers Construction

752 Collier Ave
Carnegie

Mack Mulch LLC

1300 Hulton Road
Verona

MANGRETTA LANDSCAPING

205 FREDA ST
Pittsburgh

Mike's Maintenance & Landscaping

733 Mallard Drive
Apollo

Miller's Ace Hardware

4275 Washington RD
Canonsburg

Milliken Land Management

3012 Wildwood Road Ext
Allison Park

MLC Landscape Contractors LLC

102 sunrise drive
Pittsburgh

Nathan Stempfer Land and Landscape Design LLC

744 jeffrey st. greensburg pa.
Greensburg

Nelson's Lawn Service

PO Box 498
Gibsonia

Nicholas Lawn Care

P.O. Box 1
Manor

Nurture the Nature Lawns and Landscapes

1055 Logans Ferry Road
New Kensington

Organic Resources

2725 Route 66
Delmont

Paint N' Tooling Around

Upper St. Clair

Paul Barbieri Stone and Garden

1014 Chislett St
Pittsburgh

pittsburghplaysets

140 parkfield st

Plumline Nursery

4151 Logan Ferry Rd
Murrysville

Professional Lawn Care, Corp.

788 Melbourne St
Pittsburgh

Rick Page Quality Landscaping

6829 Tunnelview Dr
Pittsburgh

Rodgers Scapes

1020 8th st
Irwin

Scotts LawnService - Sewickley

208 Overlook Dr
Sewickley

Sevic Landscape & Supply

4749 Lechburg Rd
New Kensington

SHADE THE WORLD INC

199 ENTRY RD
Irwin

SIEG NATURE GARDENS

3010 STATE ROUTE 66

Soergel Landscapes

11009 Babcock Blvd
Gibsonia

Splendid Landscaping

1307 Arona Rd
Irwin

StoneMakers of Western PA

2764 South Park Road
Pittsburgh

TOBIN D GEORGE LAWN CARE

241 PORES RD
Greensburg

Tomasits Landscaping

728 Presque Isle Dr
Pittsburgh

TOTAL LANDCARE CONTRACTING INC

PO Box 132
Scenery Hill

Tri-State Development inc.

3706 5th Ave
North Versailles

Uriah Landscape Supply

1108 Lakeview Dr
Bridgeville

Valenti Landscaping

2705 Radebaugh Rd
Jeannette

Zeke's Outdoor Services

PO Box 19
Mckeesport

Zingrone Landscaping

4658 WILBURKE AVENUE
Pittsburgh

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