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and his team replaced a retaining wall the entire length of my backyard and also around a large and old planter box that had deteriorated" over the years. In addition they replaced the retaining structure around my A/C unit on the side of the house. All of the work came out great. It not only looks good but it's obvious that the workmanship is outstanding as well.
crew was very punctual and left my yard very neat and tidy. I would highly recommend using them for any of your landscaping needs.

-Scott D.

"went extremely well. Contracted through Home Depot of all places, and I couldn't be happier with the service, communication, price, and quality of work. This company is the real deal.

-Thomas B.

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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. 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.


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.

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's crew always does a great job! Debris haul away is always spotless! I have used
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on several occasions and I will continue to hire them in the future!
- John J.

This is a top notch company. I'm very happy from the start . The rep,
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, was very professional, taking time to walk me through all the options. The crew of 6-8 people were uniformed and professional. I paid a little extra for quality but that is what I got in return.
- Brian L.

Arrived when expected, crew worked hard entire time, cleaned up at the end of each day. Completed work on time and removed debris at end of job.
- mary J.

I have used
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and tree service many times for my residential work and have been pleased with the work.
This time I had a bigger job for a commercial property.
We discussed on site twice the work I was expecting and
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made a few suggestions. He was able to make himself available both times....More /> I actually had two last minute changes (removing some work and adding some other) and
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was able to accommodate without fuss which I appreciated.
The work was schedule towards the end of our time frame which made me a bit nervous but in the end
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team came and delivered the work on time.
I am happy with the results and feel that the price is very reasonable.
I will continue to work with this company.
Thank you.
- francois B.

We were very pleased with the work. In fact we were so pleased that we had the company redo our front entrance. We found Mr.
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very personable and easy to work with. He closely listened to what we wanted. I was the one who dealt mostly with the project instead of my husband and Mr.
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listened and spoke to me with respect. With some contractors the wife/female is treated as only an annoyance. It was refreshing to be treated as valuable in the decision making.This group is by far the best that we have dealt with in Northern Virginia. I am just sorry that this company does not do their renovations in the home.
For do's for a project I would suggest looking over Mr.
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' pictures and books and really listening to his suggestions. Although he is young he does have valuable experience and knowledge in his business. This business is what he has chosen as his life's work and how he plans to grow. He cannot afford to do Inadequate jobs and have unhappy customers in the D.C. Area.
It may sound unbelievable but I do not have any
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'ts about this company.. We are going to call them back to do some more landscaping this fall. No higher recommendation can be made for a company that has done a project than the customer calling them back to do more work.
- Elizabeth M.

Did what was discussed as expected. Provided good advice and clear instructions to maximize value of work. Took a bit of back and forth to get a date scheduled but it was a small job so I'm not surprised it had to be fit into schedule
- Gregory Z.

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has worked for us for many years. Over the years, our neighbors have all begun to use him. We use him for all yard maintenance, and any heavy jobs involving trees, hedges, and ground cover. He fits his schedule to meet ours. His crew arrive on time and work tremendously hard and efficiently. You hardly know they're there. They leave everything clean and spotless. And his prices are reasonable. He's the best.
- John P.

Scheduling was about 3 weeks out. Excellent communication...scheduler called a few days in advance. She gave me a time window of a few days because I ordered black wood chips that is not recommended installing on rainy day. Scheduling person called again on day of service before arrival. We have a steep hill in our back yard that would make traditional wood chip installation very difficult, tedious, and dangerous. They did a nice job installing per my request of 4-6 inches in depth. They used leaf blowers afterward to remove chips from unwanted areas of landscape stones & some plants. Very professional communications.
- kathy P.

Landscaping Mulch in Clemson, SC

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A Southern Nursery

6401 White Horse Road

All Star Lawn and Landscaping

200 Millstone Ct.

American Cuts

404 Ann Dr.

Around The House

3012 Battleground Rd

BC Lawn Care Inc

111 Arrowridge Dr


127 Ballentine St


203 W. King St

Creative Outdoor Designs

3815 Locust Hill Rd.


11 sirrine st.

Dutton Landscape

West Union




PO Box 80394

Evans Landscaping LLC

100 Construction Way
Sandy Springs

FGL Landscaping Services

151 Bayside Dr.

Five Talents Service

185 Strickland Rd


West Union

Greene Tree and Construction, LLC

P.O. Box 80135

Hallas Landscapes

300 Heathwood Dr.

Hamilton Services





121 Hurst Ave



Imperial Landscapes

12 Driftwood Ln

John Sammons Lawn Care

PO Box 417

K3 Services, Inc.

121 Morgan Road
West Union

Landcore Landscape Construction and Design

201 B West Butler Rd. PMB #126

Landscape Accents LLC

113 Moreland Ave

Littlejohn Landscapes

1565 Compton Bridge Rd

Mike's Tree Service

591 Terrapin Crossing Rd.

MNA Construction

284 chandler rd

morales services




PMC Landscaping

20 Rockview Ct.



Schneider Tree Care

231 Tanner Dr

SD4Life Inc.

307B S Calhoun Street


3981 HIGHWAY 9
Boiling Springs

Southern Scapes Inc

P.O. Box 51191

Superior Landscape Construction

PO Box 4963

TR Grading

4923 Locust Hill Rd

Traber Labor LLC

8 Lakewood Drive

Ward Landscape & Lawncare

108 Chapel Rd.

Water Works

4 Casa Loma Dr

What A Blessing

1 Hartsville Drive, Unit 12



Zone 7, Inc.

410 Sheep Farm Rd

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