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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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Here's how to jump start your spring lawn and landscape projects.

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

Looking to add some mulch to your landscaping?

"We are now able to enjoy the backyard with friends and family. The kids have somewhere to play, the family can roast marshmallows or just enjoy some music and a cold beverage." (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Tim Kelly of Huntersville, N.C.)

Is your yard so sloped, it's unusable?

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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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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 Dripping Springs, TX

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A.A. Construction L.L.C.

P.O. Box 41717
Austin

Aardvark Home & Yard

4301 W Wm Cannon Dr Ste B150297
Austin

ACM Trucking

1215 W. Slaughter Ln.

Acosta's tree service

1412 Rutland dr
Austin Tx

ADVANCED ORGANIC MATERIALS

1761 S FM 1626
Buda

Affordapro Tree Service

117 Mokalau Dr
Bastrop

All-Star lawn care

8528 Coulver Rd
Austin

Aqua Systems

7824 W Highway 71
Austin

ATX Irrigation

231 Carriage Way
Kyle

ATX Stone And Landscaping

1408 massegale st
Pflugerville

Austin Joe's Lawn Company

Po box 152487
Austin

Austin Landscape and Trees

3 Pillow Rd
Sunset Valley

Austin Landscape Supplies

5317 S IH 35
Georgetown

AUSTIN LAWN PRO

PO Box 340838
Austin

Austins Best G C

Austin Tx
Austin

Benchmark Landscapes

1814 West Pallad Lane
Austin

Blue Ridge Construction

12907 Lamplight Village Ave
Austin

Century Lawn and Landscape

100 Commons Rd
Dripping Springs

Cobblestone Gardening Services

PO Box 1853
Manchaca

D&B Tree Company, Inc

15000 Ranch Road 620
Austin

D.C. Landscape & Construction

1203 Dillon Lake Bend

DNZ Landscaping

3439 Bliss Spillar Rd
Manchaca

DOCKS & DECKS

717 CAMINO ALTO DR
Leander

Don's Grass & Landscape

2704 Little John Ln
Austin

Down to Earth Home Improvement

3210 Hampton Rd
Austin

DreamScpapes Exterior Design

201 Hunters Crossing Blvd, Suite 10-192
Bastrop

edgreenscape

3201 Duval Rd
Austin

Emerald Lawns

18 Indian Meadows Suite 210
Round Rock

Everest Landscapes

West Slaughter Ln
Austin

Executive Outdoor Solutions

13492 research blvd suite 120 #643
Austin

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

2212 Old Ranch Road 12
San Marcos

GB Construction

204 Apache Pass
Hutto

Giraffe Enterprise Services

2410 Great Oaks Dr Unit 502
Round Rock

Giraffe Landscaping Service

PO Box 543
Cedar Park

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 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

Irrigation Pro Services

8800 N. IH 35
Austin

IT'S ABOUT THYME GARDEN CENTER

11726 MANCHACA RD
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

Masonry Plus LLC

702 Packsaddle Pass
Kyle

MBP Nursery and Landscaping

11211 N. FM 620
Austin

Mower for Less

51st Street
Austin

NATIVE COTTAGE GARDENS

3736 Bee Cave Rd
Austin

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

Outback Landscapes Design/Build

1600 Granger Road
Taylor

Pedernales Stone & Landscaping LLC

441 Blue Creek Dr
Dripping Springs

Perfect Cuts Inc

PO Box 9742
Austin

Phillips Construction LLC

2301 First View
Leander

Professional Handyman Services

2617 Alcott Lane
Austin

Raintree seamless gutters

3200 south lamar
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

Robin Tyler Designs

3810 Medical Pkwy
Austin

Rock Haus Stone Co.

6362 IH-35 South
New Braunfels

Rocky's Dirts

15425 N FM 973
Manor

Round Rock Masonry & Landscape

14117 spreading oaks dr

Sacate Turf and Landscape

PO Box 151990
Austin

Showplace Lawns

P.O. box 92544
Austin

SIGNATURE IRRIGATION & REPAIR, LLC

809 E. 49th Street
Austin

Smith Painting Solutions

717 4th St
Seguin

Solterra Design

PO Box 152650
Austin

Sterling Landscape and Design

13304 Wright rd
Buda

Swift Grow Company

450 Shadow Wood Drive
San Marcos

TCF Dumpsters

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #410
Austin

Ted's Tree LTD

1118 Tillery St
Austin

TEJAS OUTDOOR LIVING

Dripping Springs

Texas Rain Irrigation

5615 Burnet Rd
Austin

THE LAWN RANGER

PO Box 2306
Kyle

The TREE MAN

9212 vigen cir
Austin

THE TREE TENDER

8502 Cockney Dr
Austin

TLC Lawn and Maintenance

106 N Boundary St
Burnet

TLC Lawn Service

14304 Vandever St
Austin

Total Lawn and Sprinkler

2119 S Lamar Blvd Apt 210
Austin

Tropical Accents Inc

25219 River Rd
Spicewood

Trusted Restore

12407 N MOPAC
Austin

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