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"a bit pricey but worth it. I had the bed mulched last year and paid less but thejob was poorly done.
mulched the bed cost a bit more but" did much better. You get what you pay for

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"They are not the cheapest, but they are very good about making things right. they came out eight weeks ago. I would use them again. they charged about $1,000 and" we have a pretty large yard. They did edging and some repeat mulching and got rid of some dead ivy. They have cut down trees. They are cheaper than some provider I have used before. They are sort of hard to get a hold of, but they do a good job and I feel like they are really honest. I would use them again in the future.

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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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Adding mulch to your landscape design plan can help plants grow, but how much does mulch cost? Should you buy mulch by the yard or the bag? Read to find out.

You should check your mulch for compaction about once a month, says McWilliams. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Robert P. of Boston)
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Before you put down fresh mulch around your plants, there are a few steps to take. One highly rated provider shares 10 steps to prepare for fresh mulch.

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Dear Angie: I recently put down recycled rubber as mulch for my front flower bed. How reliable and sturdy is the rubber mulch compared to wood chips?

Landscapers mulch to moderate soil temperature, conserve moisture, suppress weeds and to add organic matter to the soil as the shredded bark breaks down.
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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 Dripping Springs

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Excellent service and fast service. I called that morning and they delivered that afternoon. $30 service fee and $22 per yard.
- KAREN L.
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They responded fairly quickly to our request. They agreed to do an estimate with no one available to meet them. They emailed us the estimate as promised. Very fair price. Came on time and mulched as promised. Very professional work, punctual, and courteous. The yard looks great.

- Geoffrey T.
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This is my second experience with
Dripping Springs Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
- they delivered three yards of mason sand to my home and as usual were friendly, prompt and professional.
Last year I picked up a yard of good quality garden soil for a vegetable garden and got fantastic results with it.
Not only are they awesome to deal with but I appreciate having an excavating company that will work with small orders for home projects. Highly recommend!
- Rebecca A.
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Rich
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worked to restore my elderly parent's lawn in their back yard costing them approximately $2000. The next day, there were significant downpours. When the lawn wasn't growing, Rich was contacted to evaluate the situation. He stated that the rain washed away all the loom and grass seed. He agreed to come back to restore what was lost at a reduced cost. (the cost of the materials only) After the second service, it rained again and, per Rich's evaluation of the situation, the rain again washed everything away. A THIRD service, was scheduled but because rain was again in the forecast, my parents cancelled the appointment. Note that the cancellation was on their part, and not Rich. He did not call about the appointment, upcoming weather, or a plan to reschedule.
Rich did not deliver on the end product. His assessment was that the rain was the cause of the lack of lawn growth, yet he made no efforts to schedule these services on days without rain in the forecast. He said they "watch the weather as best
as we can." I fully realize that weather is not a controllable factor, however, if his services are that sensitive to rain, one would expect greater consideration to be paid to the weather and appointments to be rescheduled accordingly. He was "adamant" (his words) that he would not provide a third service to correct the problem without being paid. He was negligent in his scheduling and has collected money without standing by his product. Rich has been paid over $2200 and there is no lawn to show for that
money. Terrible customer service!
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- Kerri N.
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's crew of 3 performed an excellent job. They arrived on time and except for a brief lunch break, worked non-stop (one day 10 1/2 hrs). The profit of their hard work is evident in my now beautiful property. I consider the price reasonable for the amount of work involved.
I highly recommend this service. A+
- Elizabeth D.
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This is the second year I have used
Dripping Springs Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
for my landscaping supplies. In the summer of 2014, I purchased a few yards of top soil and ~120 bags of mulch (eucalyptus) so I could redo my landscape. This year I just needed to touch up the mulch itself, which washed away during several rains (I had no gutters!).
Anyway, I basically made all the arrangements via email, which is very convenient for me because I work a lot. I verified pricing and delivery fee to my area, and knew exactly what I wanted/needed. If you need help calculating how many bags/yards based off your cubic footage, they can provide their recommendation to you as well. Delivery itself was easy to schedule too.
Everyone I dealt with was incredibly easy to work with, and very nice/responsive - from email communication to the guy that delivered the product. They even gave me an estimate for sod too (very reasonable), but I declined because I had my hands full with weeding/mulching and I didn't want the sod to die (but I digress).
I highly recommend going through
Dripping Springs Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
- I know I'll be contacting them again next year!
- Eric D.
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Easy to use online ordering. After placing order, they called to confirm the order and delivery date and time. Called when they were loading up the delivery. Courteous driver. Dropped it where I wanted it. I would suggest having it dropped on a tarp. And order more than you think you will need. Happens to me every time. Those are me issues, not
Dripping Springs Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
issues.
- Jeffrey K.
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They were fantastic, 100% satisfaction. They actually did more than we had expected. It took 2 days to complete the job, but when they left both days, the entire property was picked and blown for debri. Not to mention the price of their service was very reasonable. East to talk to, down to earth guys. They are my landscapers, I have someone that mows, but these guys are very experienced in the does and
Dripping Springs Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
'ts of horticulture. Planting and extraction of unwanted plants. They are more than just lawn guys, they are true landscapers.
- Brent O.

Landscaping Mulch in Dripping Springs, TX

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AAA Firewood

5767 E. Hwy 82
Gainesville

Aardvark Home & Yard

4301 W Wm Cannon Dr Ste B150297
Austin

ACM Trucking

1215 W. Slaughter Ln.

ADVANCED ORGANIC MATERIALS

1761 S FM 1626
Buda

Affordapro Tree Service

117 Mokalau Dr
Bastrop

All-Star lawn care

8528 Coulver Rd
Austin

ATX Irrigation

231 Carriage Way
Kyle

Austin Creative Landscaping

11506 Easy St
Austin

Austin Landscape and Trees

3 Pillow Rd
Sunset Valley

AUSTIN LAWN PRO

PO Box 340838
Austin

Austin Outerscapes

PO Box 3513
Cedar Park

Austins Best G C

Austin Tx
Austin

Blue Ridge Construction

12907 Lamplight Village Ave
Austin

Brittney's Services

5503 Manor Rd.
Austin

Buda Equipment LLC

335 Axis Rd
Buda

Buena Vista Property Services

1111 Walnut Grove Ct
Austin

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

capital area contracting

1813 Pannier Ln
Austin

Cedar Park Concrete

10609 Settlers Trl
Austin

Cobblestone Gardening Services

PO Box 1853
Manchaca

D&B Tree Company, Inc

15000 Ranch Road 620
Austin

Dave's DirtWorks & Landscape

12970 FM 306
Canyon Lake

DigDug Construction LLC

PO Box 92583
Austin

DIRTY WORK SERVICES

4813 Gonzales Street
Austin

DNZ Landscaping

3439 Bliss Spillar Rd
Manchaca

DOCKS & DECKS

717 CAMINO ALTO DR
Leander

Don's Grass & Landscape

2704 Little John Ln
Austin

DreamScpapes Exterior Design

201 Hunters Crossing Blvd, Suite 10-192
Bastrop

edgreenscape

9345 e hwy 290
Austin

Emerald Lawns

18 Indian Meadows Suite 210
Round Rock

Everest Landscapes

West Slaughter Ln
Austin

ExtremeScapes of Central Texas

5009 Daymon Court
Hutto

Falkin Services Unlimited

2727 Lyons Rd.
Austin

Fertile Ground Gardens

3303 Breedlove Ct
Austin

Full Circle Remodeling

7312 E. Ben White #12
Austin

GARDEN FAIRY LANDSCAPING

P.O. Box 2554
Wimberley

Garden-Ville

3606 FM 1327
Buda

Garden-Ville

2212 Old Ranch Road 12
San Marcos

GB Construction

204 Apache Pass
Hutto

Green Earth Landscapes

2919 Tradewind Dr
Spicewood

GREEN GRASS INC

5333 RANDOLPH BLVD
San Antonio

Greenscapes Landscaping Austin

11701 Bee Cave Rd
Austin

H O W Foundation Inc

PO Box 2267
Universal City

H2 Lawn Works

2113 Fordham Ln
Austin

HC Handyman Services

9113 Japonica Ct
Austin

Hill Country Gardeners

Hwy 290
Dripping Springs

Hill Country Land Improvement

550 Camino De Rancho
Wimberley

Hill Country Rainmakers LLC

PO Box 1289
Liberty Hill

Hillside Nursery Inc

5750 Williams Dr
Georgetown

Hot Dirt Excavating

805 Kinney Ave
Austin

Integrated Home & Commercial Services

16238 FM 620,. Ste F 112
Austin

iROOF LLC

24 Page RD

Irrigation Pro Services

8800 N. IH 35
Austin

J&M Landscaping

12714 eagle nest dr

Jakes DIRTCO

1050 Lost Valley Rd
Dripping Springs

Joe's Tree Care

223 W Anderson Ln
Austin

JUST RIGHT LAWNS

5508 W. Highway 290 Suite 250
Austin

Knotty by Nature Tree Care

827 Manhattan Drive
San Antonio

L and M Home Detail

1405 Clearfield Dr
Austin

L.A. Landscape Service, Inc

PO Box 516
Martindale

Lawn Sculptors

PO Box 80281
Austin

LawnShark Landscaping and irrigation

P.O. Box 883
Pflugerville

MALDONADO NURSERY & LANDSCAPING

16348 NACOGDOCHES
San Antonio

Masonry Plus LLC

702 Packsaddle Pass
Kyle

Mower for Less

51st Street
Austin

NATIVE COTTAGE GARDENS

3736 Bee Cave Rd
Austin

Nelham Irrigation

P.O.Box 4243
Cedar Park

Off Duty Firefighters Home and Haul

321 Cliffwood
Georgetown

On The Porch

22121 Hazy Hollow Dr.
Spicewood

OnCall Home Services

5555 N.Lamar Blvd. 78751
Austin

OUT ON A LIMB TREE SERVICES

1303 Garden Path.
Round Rock

Perfect Cuts Inc

PO Box 9742
Austin

Ranchers Fencing

14717 Lantern Dr
Pflugerville

Red & White Greenery Inc

PO Box 126
Georgetown

Rey's Landscaping Services

173 Turkey Run
Cedar Creek

RICK-ROB

500 ONEIL RANCH RD
Dripping Springs

RJB Concrete

20605 High Dr
Leander

Rock Haus Stone Co.

6362 IH-35 South
New Braunfels

Sanchez & Sons Services

4709 Manchaca Rd
Austin

SIGNATURE IRRIGATION & REPAIR, LLC

809 E. 49th Street
Austin

Smith Painting Solutions

717 4th St
Seguin

Solterra Design

PO Box 152650
Austin

TCF Dumpsters

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #410
Austin

Ted's Tree LTD

1118 Tillery St
Austin

TEJAS OUTDOOR LIVING

Dripping Springs

THE LAWN RANGER

PO Box 2306
Kyle

The Natural Gardener

8648 Old Bee Caves Rd
Austin

The TREE MAN

9212 vigen cir
Austin

THE TREE TENDER

8502 Cockney Dr
Austin

TLC Lawn Service

14304 Vandever st.
Austin

Tropical Accents Inc

25219 River Rd
Spicewood

Trusted Restore

12407 N MOPAC
Austin

WHITTLESEY LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

3219 SOUTH IH-35
Round Rock

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