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"Two men worked for 2 hours.They cleaned up leaves and weeds and hauled off all of the debris. We were happy with the service and plan to hire again.

-Anne N.

"He provided us with a very professional estimate and package of information about his services and our options, and made a house call to walk us through the proposal." I was impressed with the service but we ultimately used a different vendor for a lower price.

-Cynthia M C.

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Finding the right landscaper can help ensure your yard is taken care of to perfection. (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)

How to find the right landscaper

There are several things to look for when hiring someone to work in your landscape.


Landscaping your property can be a major undertaking, and a long-lasting one. Start with a clear plan of what you want to achieve, then decide what parts you want to do yourself and what would require a professional. If you're thinking of selling your home, a bit of landscaping can give it the 'curb appeal' it needs.

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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.

Landscaping reviews in Chatham


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and his crew are very reliable and thorough. Have used him for snow removal and yard/leaf cleanup for 2 years now. In today's blizzard, he was here in the middle of the storm, cleaning the first 12 or so inches !
- Ronald L.

SIx months ago, we would have written
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a rave review! After they finished our spring change-out, we were ecstatic. After 20+ years of having different landscapers do our spring color plantings,
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made our front beds and pots on around the swimming pool look 10 times better than they ever had. They were more expensive than all the others, but we felt their work was worth it. The job was $4200, payments of half down and half when finished. We paid the balance within 7 days of completion of the job.
We recently had the worst experience with her that we have had in the 20+ years with any landscaper/company we have used! Welcome to LANDSCAPE H***! We called
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for our fall color change. The quote was for $3000 for 32 flats of twenty pansies each (640 plants total) and five Arborvitae cyprus, plus mulch, fertilizer, etc, and we gave her the OK. This was about 25% higher than the average winter change-out has cost in the past. Even though they only required one-half deposit, we paid the $3000 up front because they had done such a fine job of the spring planting. We paid the full amount in advance for this winter change-out and scheduled the installation for November 28, the Friday after Thanksgiving.
The crew showed up early the morning of the 26th without advance warning or even letting us know they were coming two days early.and without even ringing the doorbell.
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and I were both home getting ready to go to work.
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walked out the front door, and the crew had dumped a truck load of mulch in our driveway so neither of us could get out. The crew had to move a trailer enough of the mulch for her to get out of the garage. She told them that I would be coming out shortly and would need to get out of the garage as well. When I came out of the house, there was a pile of mulch on my side of the driveway and a trailer blocking the other side. I had to wait for them to move the trailer and enough mulch to get my Escalade out of the garage and driveway. OK, so we can put up with the unannounced schedule change, but it got worse, much worse.
That afternoon we were really excited in anticipation of seeing what we felt would be the best fall/winter color we ever had. Our agreement was for pansies in the several front flower bed areas, cyprus and pansies in three pots flanking the garage doors and six smaller pots of pansies on that back patio by the pool. As we drove into the driveway, our hearts sank. The three pots around the garage doors were fine, but we had expected relatively full beds of pansies in front. Where there were some pansies, they were planted well, but there was an important space by the front door that was completely
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. In their defense, there were dead wood ferns in that space that
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asked if we wanted trimmed to the ground, and
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said yes assuming pansies would go in that space as they have for years and years. She did not ask about planting pansies there, and we did not specifically ask her to put anything there. This was a communication issue we suppose, but it is such a critical design element right at the front door that it appears to us to be a “mandatory plant.”
In addition, there were several high visibility areas along the front walk, one of which was half-planted and two were without any plants. All three of these areas had been planted in past years and were to be planted this year. Next, we went into the patio/pool area where they were to have planted six small pots with pansies. They had moved these pots unplanted behind the poolhouse for storage, and instead planted two Cyprus and pansies in two really large pots which were not to get planted.
Our first impression upon seeing the plantings was that they had not finished the job and would be returning in a day or two to finish the job. We did not think there was any way this could have been all 32 flats of flowers. Besides the sparse look of the pansies, her crew had trampled a 24” gutter spout flat while planting one of the pots by the garage.
After several days and no return, the week after Thanksgiving we called
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and asked if this was all there was, and she said
yes. When we expressed our dissatisfaction, she said she would send someone out immediately to fix the gutter spout and would have a crew out that week to take some of the pansies out of the pots to fill in the gaps.
Nothing happened! Neither the gutter or moving of the pansies had been done. A couple of weeks later near Christmas, I called to see when they were coming, and
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said, “They haven’t been there yet?” I said
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’t bother. We did not want them coming in and making a mess during the holidays based on our recent experience with them and their crew.
Disgusted, one morning in late December, I personally counted the pansies one by one. Where there were supposed to have been 640 individual
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plants, I came up with 489. Counting the plants in the pots was problematic because they were bunched tightly and couldn’t be counted individually, so I estimated the number. A couple of weeks later, I decided I would call
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about the count, but to be sure of my count, I recounted each
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and estimated the potted flowers more generously in her favor allowing a full flat or 20 plants per pot. This time I came up with 500, fully 140 plants or seven flats short.
I called
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and told her of my results thinking maybe some flats were left in the truck or did not get loaded the day they came out. She assured me that they were all on the truck and none were left on the truck after the work. I asked her if she would come to our house and do her own count so we could confirm or refute my count. We made an appointment for Wednesday morning, January 21st. She did come to the house, and was strident about the fact that no one had ever accused her of shorting them plants saying she could not stay in business doing that. I had never accused her or insinuated that she shorted us. I felt it was an honest oversight, and I just wanted to get it resolved. I also showed her the flattened gutter which had yet to be fixed. She said she would take care of that too.
At the time she said she had to go to another appointment and did not have time to do the count while I was there, but said she would come back after her other appointment and do the count. She said we would receive a call or email from them right away after she had done the count. Two days after our meeting, we still had not heard from her, so I called her. She was very “huffy” and said she had put a check in the mail for three flats of pansies which cost $15 per flat from her supplier, Flower Ranch. I asked her what her count had been, and she said she didn’t recall and gave me an evasive answer that she had left her notes in her car or somewhere. She said she had trouble counting the plants in the pots. She did fix the gutter that same day, however, and did a nice job of that.
One thing that really disappointed us the most was the deterioration in her attitude about our concern about the installation bare spots, the wrong pots planted, and the seeming discrepancy in the number of flowers provided. We were never accusatory in
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or word. We really were disappointed and thought there must have been an oversight or honest mistake which should be easy to rectify.
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was defensive from the get-go, but she did seem to be willing to come to our house and take a look. However, we feel a reimbursement for three flats without providing us her counts is a really paltry response to our concerns.
Considering the crew showed up unannounced two days early, they did not tell us they were there, they dumped a load of mulch blocking both sides of our garage, the poor quality and placement of the plantings, planting the wrong pots, and the deterioration in attitude, we would never do business with
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again. We would strongly advise anyone else to find another landscape company. Had we been treated appropriately, she would have had loyal customers for life!
and avoid this one.
The check for the refund of three flats of flowers is still "in the mail."

- Ed L.

The work was so good that it attracted many neighbors who came over to look at it. This firm was prompt, friendly, and professional. They gave us good advice on how to take care of the new plants. No plants have died. We still get comments from the neighbors. I highly recommend them!
- David W.

Went very nicely. Mulch was delivered.
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& his assistant started cleaning the areas in front & sides of the house. Put black paper down, rubber tubing then the mulch. Plants in front.
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estimated 4 hours but it took longer even with the beautiful day we had. Hubby is so happy the lawn looks so beautiful & ditto on my part. Yes we will contact
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when we're ready to do the backyard & definitely will recommend him.
- Madeline O.

Agreement was to fill and pack the sunken area, then
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new sod.
They laid the sod at high noon. I noted the dry edges, but attempted to save the sod by soaking. As soon as it was wet, area that was supposed to have been filled and packed sank in. Obviously, they did not fill and pack as agreed.
Basically I paid for a truckload of dried up sod that didn't take.
Had to start over.
- Julie W.

We bought a new house a few years ago and wanted to put in a pool. My wife and I had never had a pool so we were not sure what we wanted. Unique helped us every step of the way in making good choices. We love our pool and have received many compliments from friends. We also decided to have Unique design our landscape. We didn’t have unlimited funds so together we devised a 3 phase concept. Phase 1 went really well and our yard looks fantastic. We finished phase 2 a year ago and we are once again happy with the end result. We perform our own pool maintenance and recently had a problem that we needed help with.
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, the owner, immediately set up an appointment with us and sent over a worker to help us with the problem. Maintenance is not part of the pool purchase but
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wanted to see if they could help us before having to hire out a pool guy. We look forward to finishing phase 3 with Unique because of the great service that we have received through the years.
- Howard C.

We wish to express our complete satisfaction and elation of our new yard.
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, has taken our outdated, tired front and back yard and transformed it into a clean, warm, inviting bit-of-paradise. We are so pleased with your recommendations on the, plant selection/placement, landscape architecture, and lighting. Our vision was to have a resort like effect, and
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has met our vision. Working with the
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Team was a pleasure. The Team were on-site when scheduled, accommodated requested changes, and shared knowledgeable about what was being done, and why.
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and I were always kept informed of events to take place, and things to observe in the plants selected. Completion of the project, was bitter-sweet.
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and I have come to know each of you (
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, Bill and
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) and enjoyed visiting and working with you. A special thank you, to
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, for his attention to the daily tasks, and incorporating our wishes, in obtaining our vision. And also, to Bill, providing lighting and planter tips. You are all missed, and are remembered with every glimpse of our beautiful yard. We hope to see each of you in the future, for our landscaping needs.
- Merle T.

We contacted three contractors to come and look at the front landscape. One came with a generic idea, plants from home depot, and (maybe) workers from there too. The second came with their own ideas, wanted to create a 'show piece', and the budget to match.
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was just right! He arrived on time, and didn't seem in a hurry. What impressed us immediately was that he listened to us! Imagine that! We walked up and down the street looking at neighbors' yards, pointing out what we liked and didn't like. He talked about his initial thoughts and we asked questions, which he patiently answered. And after we said good-bye he sat out in front another hour os so, just thinking.
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up the beautiful design he came up with on one of those big professional architect's papers, and brought it over for us to look at. Again, very patiently answering our questions and our concerns. Every single plant was identified (in
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) and the placement shown. Even the ground-cover plants (my husband counted them).
And let me tell you about the design! He is actually an artist--the landscape is composed to include movement, height, contrast and color around the seasons, Every morning I look out the window (at what used to be a sad, dry, weed-y yard) and I smile. A deep breath is full of the scent of nature. And--best of all--it seems to express us and our aesthetic perfectly. It is like he read our minds and created JUST what we wanted.
AND he did all the little things, like saved a few existing plants, put in a railing for grandma, his team was professional and polite, he gave us the schedule, showed up every day he said he would, cleaned up every day, and completed without a hitch.
If there was an A+ rating he would have earned it!
- Nancy M.

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AAA Pools

5402 Plank Rd

Aacme General Contractors Inc.

20094 Rowdy Rd
Brandy Station

All Tree Service




B & G Tree and Lawn Care

1285 Carl D. Silver Parkway

B&M Contracting

po Box 193

B4 & After Home Improvement

11709 Inverarry Dr

Berkeley Design Group LLC

5317 Center St

Bernal's Tree Service

9392 Eggsbornsville Road

Buckleys Electric

92 Briar Lane

C & J Servicemen

505 Hessler Dr
Ruther Glen

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Charles N Jenkins Tree Service

14181 Chestnut Fork Rd

CSI Home and Commercial Services

10822 A Courthouse Rd

CT Redd Construction Inc

165 Clancie Rd

Delightful Gardens Landscape Company

7242 Merrimac Trail

dng exteriors

1036 manning dr


14980 Davis Rd
Church Road

Eastern Lawn And Landscape Inc

PO Box 278
Wicomico Church

Equity Builders of SML Inc

575 Black Water Hills Dr
Glade Hill

Extreme Lawn Care

870 Hwy 15 North



Finishing Touches

6420 Dawes Dr.
King George

Freedom Tree Service Inc

5004 Gum Spring Rd

Gray's Tree & Landscape

340 Hunt Club Ln



Greenleaf Contractors

PO BOX 5581

Greystone Masonry Inc

78 Shelton Shop Rd

GroundWork Lawn & Landscaping

19095 Ridge Rd
Colonial Beach

H&D Handyman Service's Llc

206 east Whitlock ave



J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street



Jaguar Janitorial

4 Weems Lane

Jesus Roofing LLC

543 York Ave.

Johnny Werks

1651 Mallory Rd

LA+A studio, llc

4423 Underwood St


16 litchfield blvd

m&m landscaping services

14850 sapony church rd

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Manning Brothers Tree Service

65 Cedarcrest Dr


1330 LEON RD

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S Crescent Drive

My Lawn Care Guys LLC

7289 Leigh Dr



Perfect Touch Lawn Care

100 MacArthur Dr

Premiere Tree Services of Fredericksburg

43 Town & Country Dr. Ste. 119-116



Prince William Home Improvement

14910 Persistence Dr

prostamp masonry inc

8509 indian hills ct suite 103

Quail Ridge Products

4821 Massaponax Church Rd

Quality Concrete & Masonry


Singh Construction

206 Back River Neck Rd

Solid Rock Lawn & Landscape LLC

20305 Garrison Drive



TC Lawn Care Solutions

536 Inca Lane


6637 Amber Rd



Twin Pines Construction Group, LLC

153 Run Away Lane
New Market


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Woodscape Construction

20581 Myers Place

ZTA Landscaping, LLC

55 Cliff Cir
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