Florence Landscaping Mulch

in Florence, SC

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Joe C P.
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always had his people here working to meet deadlines that had been set. The spring of 2013 was an exceptionally wet spring but
knew" that we were planning a big function that would require the use of deck, outdoor kitchen and patio and he had his people here working rain or shine and believe me there was plenty of rain. We never thought he would complete on schedule but he did, AMAZING! We are especially pleased with the outdoor kitchen area which
designed and constructed for us. Our deck, patio and kitchen is almost like having an additional room on our house. We love it. If I ever need a project like this again
's would be my first call.
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Timothy T.
"It went very well – We were pleased with their work. As a matter of fact; one area I felt they overcharged on and when I emailed them, they dropped the price without haggling at all.)
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BILL F.
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's are very prompt. They were at my house within hours of calling to talk about what I wanted done & by the end of the" day I had an estimate emailed to me. I called a few other companies and after receiving bad, or no service, from them I decided to use
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's. The estimate ($2,303) was higher then I had budgeted for ($2,000), but they had a coupon that brought it down a little ($2,103). I asked if there was any way to do it for $2,000, but they said the price with the coupon was fair. And it was, so I decided to use them. Less then two weeks after signing the estimate & paying the deposit, they were at my house & had the work done in a few hours. The landscaping looks a
better then it did. They took the time to explain to me how to care for the new bushes & shrubs. I think they could have a better job cleaning out the plant beds though. I had a lot of weeds in them and a couple days after the work was done I already had some popping up through the mulch which I don't think should of happened that soon. Overall they were quick, reasonably priced & did a good job. Would use them again in the future.

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Angie's Answers

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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 Florence

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responded to my request for an estimate immediately and his crew was able to start work about a week later.
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and his crew were professional and did an excellent job. We had a miscommunication on the retaining wall but the crew was out the very next day to correct it. I would not hesitate to recommend
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or to use him in the future! Great job! Thanks! We love it.
- CYNTHIA S.
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Things went well, but decided to handle the tasks ourselves. Obviously, over the years, there were some minor issues, and
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always made an effort to make sure we were happy.
- Michelle M.
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I never used this deal. I put in a request on their website and they got back with me right away about my requested date. They told me it'd be about 2 1/2 to 3 months before they could come out and see what I wanted. I wanted to get started during the summer so I didn't move forward. I wish that I'd been notified that there might be a long wait when I signed up for it.
- Judith V.
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The service was done well. They did the test and fertilization in two separate locations. My involvement with the actual job was minimal-
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sent the test results, and the options that we had for each house. Then the job got done. I did not even need to be at the houses. It was nice to be able to rely on a service provider! Thanks,
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- Eloisa M.
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Their estimate was slightly more favorable than the others I received so I contracted with Outdoor Advantage. The mowing began the very next week and was ongoing until the house sold in October. The clean-up, etc. began approximately three weeks later which was about two weeks sooner than the other companies estimated. The work was completed in a timely manner. I raised a question about the edging of the beds and
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, the owner, responded immediately. He took action to correct the situation without hesitation and at his own expense. I was extremely impressed with the level of integrity he showed and the pride he takes in the work his people do. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone who wants a quality landscaping job done.

- Jane S.
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It turned out really good. I was unable to move forward with the plans but they've been great at following up with me via email. It was money well spent -- I really liked his ideas. He came up with a design for my front yard.
- Beth E.
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The provider was easy to work with. We bought the service through an Angie's List Big Deal and had it quickly scheduled. The work was performed as advertised and on time. Would definitely use their service again!
- Elyse B.

All Landscaping Mulch in Florence, SC

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A A & O Lawn Services

958 Declaration Dr
Florence

Atkinson Lawn Care

655 Lynchburg Hwy
Lynchburg

Benton's Landscape Maintenance

437 Millstone Rd
Florence

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Sprinklers and Landscaping LLC

2600 Trufield Drive
Sumter

Hatchell Landscape Inc

PO Box 12866
Florence

Innovative Landscape Designs

2027 W Rosedale St
Florence

J&B Remodel Homes

5348 rush rd
Conway

J,G & C Lawn Care

4260 Zachary Rd
Sumter

Paul's Lawn Service

PO Box 15194
Florence

Rooks Lawn Service

420 E Foxworth Mill Rd
Sumter

Shanes Tree & Landscaping

2420 Twin Church Rd.

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