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"I can honestly say I've never been more disappointed in the level of customer service as I am with
and
of
" . Their lack of concern for their customers is the most unbelievable thing I've ever witnessed. My husband and I were selling our home and needed
to fix a horrible, haphazard job he did on our front walkway. It was dangerous because the stones he was supposed to set in concrete did not hold and people were falling off the
of the walkway. We called and left numerous voicemails as
or
would not answer the phone, so we also texted, numerous times, we pleaded and begged and pleaded some more for
to make things right. And we told him in our numerous voicemails that if he didn't have time to fix his work then simply refund a portion of what we'd already paid him so we could hire someone to do the work properly. We NEVER heard from him, regardless of the urgent need to get him to repair his poor quality work in time for house sale and then subsequent closing. I believe one of the disappointing aspects of this is that we had a previous great experience with
. We paid him a lot of money to landscape our backyard and he did a tremendous job. We recommended him to many other people and when they complained to us about his poor quality of work and moaned about the fact they couldn't get him to return a phone call or repair shoddy work, well, we didn't get their complaints. we've since apologized to all these people as we lived it first hand. We mistakenly thought we had a relationship, a friendship even with
and his wife
, but whether it be business or friendship, this is NOT the way you treat people. If you take someone's money and do poor work, it is unconscionable to not even return a phone call. Shame on both of you
and
. You acted without any professionalism, care, or concern for your customers. To anyone who is reading this, keep looking for someone to help you with any landscaping needs, as
will disappoint you, he will not honor his word or his work and he will leave you hanging to find another solution and most likely exposing you to a much greater financial output, as you will pay him and then someone else to do the same job, in essence having to pay twice for one project. You should truly be ashamed of your behavior
and
. How do you sleep at night?

-Johanna B.

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"Excellent Service!
worked with us thru the postponement of our settlement date. We originally contacted him to put in our system in June" but settlement got postponed until
22nd.
worked right along side of us and couldn't of been more accommodating. He had a crew of 3 including himself and they arrived on time and finished the job in one day. There was minimal tearing up of the sod so it will come back with no problem . The yard was left neat and clean just like they found it. The men were very polite and answered all my husbands questions .
made sure we were happy with his work and spent all the time needed to teach my husband about the system. He said he is available to help us any time we need him and don't hesitate to call him. I would highly recommend him for your Irrigation needs. Amazing Service ! Couldn't be more pleased!

-John and Justina K.

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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.
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Natural stones will have some degree of variance given the lack of pre-made consistency.

 

1/2" is too much from stone to stone and should be able to be fixed with additional leveling sand. 

 

 

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Landscape Lighting reviews in Earlysville

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They showed up at the time and date scheduled. Worked the full day and finished up the next morning, as I was told ahead of time. They were knowledgeable about the product and how to achieve the look and effect I wanted. One fixture wasn't aimed just right and seemed too bright. They came back out, moved it and changed the bulb type to get the exact effect I wanted. The move and extra trip was at no additional cost. I am very satisfied with their work, materials and resulting look.
- sue C.
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The provider was slow to perform the service. Had a hard time scheduling. When he did the landscape consult, he recommended new grass. Since it was fall, we were promised that his company would arrange for new grass installation in the spring. After several tries and two contacts, the provider set an approximate date. He never showed up. I left a message, and he never responded. During the mulch process in the fall, his workers started using my neighbor's water tap and put mulch in their front/side bed. The men did not pull weeds before mulching, so there were many unwanted plants sticking up when they were done.
- Candy W.
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Not good at all. Follow up is horrible. Called three times to get them back out to complete the promised and paid for service. Very unresponsive. No calls returned. Over a year later and the job still hasn't even completed. Other PL experiences include invoices for work not even done on my landscape lights and repeat unresponsiveness and follow. Learned my lesson and found a more reliable company to work with for any future needs.
- Susan M.
F

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was actually recommended to me by another company who was unable to take on new work. He came out to my house and seemed very knowledgeable. He had some good ideas and seemed interested in my project. He agreed to send me an estimate and then I never heard from him again. I left messages but never received a return call. I think his work must be very good to receive a recommendation from another company but when it comes to professionalism or just plain courtesy, he receives an F from me. A
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call or email to say he wasn't interested or didn't have the time would have been fine. But no response is just plain rude and bad business. If you cant be bothered to return a call before a project is even begun, I shudder to think what your response would be if the work had been done and there was a problem.
- Judith V.
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The job went extremely well.
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and his crew were on time, very professional and made sure I was happy and satisfied with the job. I would without hesitation hire them again.Great company.
- Wayne B.
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I was very satisfied with the new lights and the work done by
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. He was very prompt with setting up his appointments and was on time for all of them. The
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lights are great as they look exactly like the old 50W lights that were replaced. I would recommend this company to anyone thinking about replacing existing lights or adding a new system.
- -Brent C.
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returned my call almost immediately and scheduled a visit to my home the next day. Despite a sudden downpour, we thoroughly discussed all of the potential projects on my list and she took pictures to bring back to her office in order to plan some design alternatives. I could tell right away that
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had a number of good ideas and had a lot of experience handling the kinds of things I needed to have done. She emailed an estimate to me the next day and followed up with a phone call to make sure that everything was covered in the quote. I selected several of the options that were presented and the work started the very next week. Among other things, the work included: spring/summer clean-up consisting of edging, tree trimming, mulching; eradicating uncontrolled weeds along the side of the house, installing a weed
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, and applying mulch; pulling poison ivy and other noxious weeds from an overgrown section of yard; unearthing flagstones that had been covered by moss and adding additional flagstones to create a navigable path behind the house; removing unneeded architectural rocks from the front and side yards and reconfiguring them to enhance an existing side garden entryway; transplanting a few plants to more appropriate locations; and, replacing rotted railroad ties to better define garden edges. In total, the work took 2 1/2 days of effort by two of the crew, who worked non-stop.
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also worked onsite for part of the time. That was particularly helpful because I was able to ask questions as the work proceeded. At one point, one of the workers accidentally gouged the front lawn while trying to parallel park the truck along a curve. He apologized and promised to repair the damage, which was properly taken care of before the work was completed. All of the areas that were worked on were appropriately cleaned up before the crew departed. The job looks very professional and I am looking forward to working with
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team again next spring to tackle some of the projects that were deferred.
- Iris T.
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He spent less than a hour. I did not stand and watch him during the entire process because the space was very small. I don't know what he did to the washer except wipe the seals. I think he ran a hot cycle through the washer with a cleaner. I really did not see him do anything to the dryer but I heard his vacuum cleaner, so I assumed he sucked out all the collected lint and fluff. It did not appear that he moved either of these appliances so I do not believe he vacuumed out the dryer vent hose, although he said he did. The refrigerator required some work. He vacuumed the coil. He conditioned the seals and replaced the water dispenser hose to the tune of $140.00. Replacing the hose took about 5 minutes. I did not receive a written statement of tasks completed. I told him to move the throw rugs while he was working. All he did was fold them over. I was unable to remove the rugs because of back surgery. He had to come in through the front door, and wore nothing to protect my floors and rugs from his dirty work boots. His cleanup was unacceptable as he left me with dirty tile floors in the kitchen and laundry rooms to clean myself. He tried to sell me a surge protector for the refrigerator for over $100. I bought my own at Home Depot for $6.97. As far as the remaining appliances were concerned: He opened the microwave and looked inside, opened the oven done and looked inside, ran a hot cycle through my dishwasher, and looked into the dark disposal unit and said it was all fine. I could have most all of these things myself. $99.00 was an outrageous charge for the services I received.
This is the second bad experience I've had with Angie's List. I will not use the service again.
- Suzanne S.

Landscape Lighting Companies in Earlysville, VA

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Acclaim Services

664 Coles Rolling Rd
Scottsville

Alphin and Associates LLC

22 Villa Ave
Gordonsville

Arm-Strong Landscaping Ltd

1534 Salem Church Rd
Palmyra

Bella Terra Landscapes

589 Jefferson Drive
Palmyra

Bluehill Lawn LLC

P.O. Box 490
Charlottesville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Dan's Landscapades

1114 Tanbark Dr
Afton

Dave's Rent A Husband Handyman Service

9772 Louisa Rd
Gordonsville

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dos Amigos Landscaping & Grounds Management

2680 Meriwether Dr
Charlottesville

ED Mawyer

111 Stratford Ct
Charlottesville

Greensward LLC

15175 Review Rd
Culpeper

LAKESIDE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

4344 DAVIS HWY
Louisa

Lam's Electric

4227 Echo Valley Road
Barboursville

Michael Frazier Painting Contractor,LLC

6272 Springhill Road
Ruckersville

Miller Tyme Construction, LLC.

1206 King Street
Charlottesville

Miller's Tree & Landscaping LLC

10100 Tower Rd
Unionville

Murphy Family Electric

500 N. Washington St.
Alexandria

Plantation Landscaping

PO Box 159
Rockville

Regal Home Improvement

4002 Hermitage Rd
Richmond

Sandy Meadows Services

53 homestead pl
Stanardsville

Serendipity Homes

24157 Timber Wolf Lane
Unionville

Serenescapes

P.O. Box 6391
Charlottesville

SFM Services LLC

8045 Meadowland Drive

TimberStone Landscape Design + Build

PO Box 6388
Charlottesville

Tom Dudley

3075 Gold Mine Rd
Palmyra

Trademark Construction Services

PO Box 72721
Richmond

Walsh's Home Repairs

Charlottesville

WOODSON'S COMPLETE TREE SERVICE

7870 Old Dominion Rd
Schuyler

Yard Solutions

923 Jefferson dr
Palmyra

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