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. Landscape gets a solid 5-Star rating from me. From initial meeting with
for a free appraisal through the completion" of the project was an unbelievable pleasant experience. His wife,
, who coordinates any questions from their home office gets back very quickly to answer any concerns.
and his lead foremen,
, both worked very hard as well as supervising at the job site. The crews were always on time and certainly earned their money on this project working during our triple digit heat in early September. All the workers were very polite and cleaned up everyday before leaving. I was 100+ % satisfied at the completion of this project. The fountain looks and operates like it should now. Finally I have my water automatically refilling in the basin as needed. The Midiron sod is growing and turning a beautiful green. Soon it will be cut and
and his crew will be installing our winter yard this year. Due to his professionalism, hard working courteous crew, and "complete satisfaction" attitude for his customers, I will be having him on a permanent basis be my lawn and yard maintenance company. I have scheduled him to do another project and place a bid on another project to be scheduled next year. I would be remiss if I didn't give 'Kuddo's' to
, who responses very quickly to any questions or concerns called in by phone or E-mailed to them. I highly recommend
for any of your landscaping or lawn care needs. It was truly a pleasure working with
during this entire process. Give them a call... You won't be disappointed... Thank you
for an amazing completed project !!!

-Jim K.

"We called the
office and received the name of a project manager,
, who was able to work with us, and we were offered" an appointment for several weeks out when we could both be home to meet with him.
was a few minutes early to the appointment, listened to our wants, and came up with a plan that met our objectives. He said he'd have a quote for us by the next day, which he did, and it seemed pretty reasonable (we weren't quite sure what to expect). We wanted to know how much it would cost to make a change to the quote (to install more grass and no wall) and
graciously reworked the quote for us a few days later. We ultimately decided on the original estimate and work effort, and arranged for a time to meet
on site and sign the contract.
had availability to do the work the next week, but we wanted to schedule the work for several weeks later when we would be out of town for a few days, and they were able to accommodate that. A few days before work was schedule to start, they came out and marked the yard with spray paint to indicate lawn shape and which plants were to be removed. That weekend was the large wind storm in the Portland area and completely littered our yard with acorns and pine boughs from the large Oak and
-fir trees in our yard. We provided our contact information given that we weren't going to be home when the work was performed, and asked that we be contacted if there were any questions or issues. On Thursday we returned home without hearing anything to see the completed work. We later learned that our neighbor had cleaned up much of the tree debris from our driveway and entryway of our house from the storm, but
later cleaned up the rest of the mess from the yard and the front of the house was spotless (where no work was scheduled to be performed). The back yard looked amazing - it was a complete transformation. They took care of many small details including installing plastic edging between the lawn and gravel area, redistributing river rock that borders the house, covering all of the bare dirt with bark mulch (that wasn't quoted) and cleaning up the back yard of all storm debris. The sod looked amazing. Unfortunately our elation soon turned to disappointment - during their work, they had plugged in some equipment to an outside outlet and tripped a breaker. On that same circuit was the refrigerator/freezer out in our garage, and it had been without power for two days causing nearly all of the food inside to spoil. When I brought it up with
when he came to do the final closeout (he didn't bring it up), he indicated that they'd tried to use a concrete saw and tripped the breaker, and his crew called him, but he didn't think to call us. He was profusely apologetic, though made no offer to compensate use for the spoiled food (~$200 worth, we later determined). So overall, the landscaping work was amazing, the price seemed reasonable (though we didn't get any other quotes), but the project left us with a bit of a sour taste in our mouth (no pun intended). I feel that they could have handled this better in two ways - one would have been calling us when it happened - a tripped breaker on a modern house should indicate that more than one device was plugged in. We could have called a friend in town and had them check the breakers. The project manager said that most people don't have fridges/freezer in their garage (really?), so he didn't even think to call us about it. The other way would have been to offer to compensate us for the food - overall, the cost of the food was less than 4% of the overall project cost, and would have gone a long way towards making us feel warm and fuzzy about this project. An honest mistake, and
apologized a number of times, but ultimately it cost us a few hundred dollars more than expected and some minor inconvenience to replace the spoiled goods.

-Andrea P.

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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 Forest


It was great! Very responsive via email, and the work crew was a delight to work with. I was seriously only expecting the front yard to get done given the amount of labour required, and they managed to get all that and half the back, too. It was wonderful!
- Sora B.

We were looking to upgrade our landscaping and add drip lines. My Husband called them and told them such and the owner came out to do a walk around with us where we gave detailed communication of our wants and needs. We spend about an hour walking through our property. They called back two days later, and continued to do so saying they were ready for us to review the plan. Finally, my husband and I were able to coordinate our schedules, drive 1/2 hour to their location, only to find the owner had done nothing as far as a plan, and didn't even remember our discussion from the previous meeting. We again communicated our needs and she said she would get back to us with some prices and such. I was really annoyed because she really wasted our time. Well, it's a month later and nothing has been provided to us. Very unprofessional. I would not recommend that you waste your time.
- Mary R.

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offered a drainage inspection for $80 on Angie's List. We have an old place, and know that our drain pipes all need some love. sbir came and inspected the job, recommended a drain video inspection service (third party, extra $300), and used that information to estimate the cost, and accomplish the repair. They were at my house before 8am, and finished by lunch with the repair in place and new asphalt. Leading up to that, they were communicative and professional. We anticipate using his team in the future as the need arises.
- Dexter S.

Patio looked great
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first year, and began to sag in second year.
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sent crew out to fix patio, and when they left, there was still a low spot where water settled.
We waited for a couple of months, thinking that the rest may settle but they did not. When called and asked
about the low spot we were told that he already sent someone out there once, and was not coming back.
This year, 2015, our steps were pulling away from the door, due to settling. Called and asked to please come take a look and tell me what we need to fix them and was told, they don't do that kind of work anymore. It doesn't pay them enough to do it.
Could not give me a name of someone who would fix them, either.
As homeowners, we take pride in the upkeep of our home, and we have a moral compass as well. After thinking of this long and hard, we have decided to write a review and allow others to know what they are getting when they hire this company.
This is not a review of a disgruntled customer, but one who has finally decided to let the truth be known.
- Jan K.

Always showed up on time, worked very hard every day on demolition work and preparation, digging extra irrigation lines for sprinklers. Told
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to go with his ideas on how it should look. Fantastic job. Reminds us of where we used to go camping in the mountains beside a stream.
- Christopher B.

This is the third job that
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. did for us this summer. He and his employee first took care of a lilac bush that had some real issues. The second job we hired
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for was to plant two bushes in our front yard. Bill selected and bought the bushes for us and gave us his commercial discount for the bushes. Because this was later in the summer season the discount amounted to 40%. The latest job Bill did was distributing a yard of gravel to our backyard. Bill took samples of our gravel and went to the gravel yard personally and made sure the gravel delivered was the correct size, color, and shape of our existing gravel. The owner of
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. is
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(Bill) Szasz. Bill has a degree in Horticulture and is extremely knowledgeable about plants, flowers, trees, bushes, grass, etc. He always sends us a email that explains what work he did and how to take care of the plants and bushes he worked on to insure the best possible outcome from the planting or pruning he performed. We would not hesitate to recommend
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. for all your landscaping needs.
- Frank B.

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and his crew were amazing! They showed up when they said they were going to (the only reason I gave them a B for responsiveness is because before the work began there were times when we didn't get a response for a few days. After work began the response was quick), and they went above and beyond our expectations.
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's thoughtfulness touched my heart. I just happened to mention to him in passing that my husband and I love the North Shore. The next day, he said he had decided he wanted to bring some of the North Shore to our backyard pond, so he drove extra miles and hand-picked beautiful rocks that looked like they came from the North Shore. He said that if he had picked up rock locally, it would not have the same look as the North Shore. His kindness literally gave me a lump in my throat.
The patio they installed is a work of art, beautifully designed. Again, they went above and beyond our expectations with their attention to detail and their thoughtfulness as they tweaked the design which resulted in a final product that was even better than the original.
Even more above and beyond: we had contracted with them to install gardens in the front and side yard, including mulch. They not only mulched the new gardens, they mulched all the gardens in the yard., even pulling weeds in the existing gardens! Then, one of the crew members told me that he had some great plants that he thought would look good around the pond. At no extra cost he planted several (about 10) of these around the pond and an existing garden. Their thoughtfulness and kindness was truly amazing.
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was thorough and kept us informed every step of the way. There were no surprises about cost. He and his crew were so respectful and hard-working, a true joy to work with. I would absolutely do business with him again!
- Tania F.

Outstanding service. Asked to do minor work only at first but then when quoted to do more could not resist as the price was much lower then we had thought. Great professionalism from beginning to end. The workers were on time everyday and provided both options and advice which cannot be overstated when beginning a project. Hire them now if you are reading this and you will not be disappointed.
- alfred C.

Landscaping Companies in Forest, VA

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A Cut Above Landscaping

224 London Downs Dr

Above Ground Tree & Landscape

1426 Cuddington Ln

ACP Landscaping and Lawn Care

5804 Navajo Cir

Baptista Construction LLC

3329 campbell ave


117 Vista Centre Dr

CT Redd Construction Inc

165 Clancie Rd

Doug's Lawn And Cleaning Services Inc.

330 Alleghany Ave

Dream Landscapes, Inc.

P.O Box 2130

Faith Lawn Care

2045 gunstock creek rd

Haskins Landscape Group

3831 old forest road





JTM & Associates

2689 Galts Mill Road
Madison Heights

King's Concrete & Stone

347 Kentmoor Farm Road
Madison Heights

Land Tech Group of Virginia, Inc

310 Scothum Dr

Lee Bolt Lawn Care Plus

1119 Stonegate Ct

Logan Lawncare & Handyman

PO Box 63

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

morales services


Perfection Tree Experts llc

1427 bulls head rd



Shields Tree Service

3127 Carrole Ave

Spence Contracting & Remodeling, Inc.

166 Campbell Hwy





Tweedy's Lawn Care & More

124 Berkshire Place
Madison Heights

U.S. Lawns

430 Wiggington Rd

viewpoint tree service

1204 Moseley dr

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