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Beth C.
"They were excellent. On time, courteous and very professional. There were a few on site modifications and
and her team were wonderful. We are very happy with" the way things look and can't wait for next spring to see how everything looks as it starts to come in. We plan to have
back to help with maintenance and to take care of 2 other beds in the spring. We are as pleased as we could possibly be with everything!
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Lisa M.
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was our designer and project manager and did a fabulous job. We added artificial turf to the side of our house (for a kids' play area) and added a patio" area to the back of the house, connecting them both with a stone walkway. We also enclosed the entire area with fencing, added an additional small flagstone seating area, and a few boulders to add interest to the design. This has made our outside area very useable and kid friendly -- exactly what we needed. Everything was done very professionally and, very importantly, there was close attention to detail by both
and her team.
provided us with excellent design ideas and revised them as needed to make sure we stayed close to budget. We did go above budget, but it was by choice because we felt that the suggested changes were worthwhile.
and her team were very responsive to any questions and concerns that we had during the process. We will definitely be using them again, as we already have them scheduled to add some plantings to the back yard in a few weeks.
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Eric I.
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did an amazing job on a tight budget. To start she was very responsive by email and phone. It was a big help that she stopped by the house and reviewed the yard" while I was at work, saving me from having to take off. She was very accommodating to my budget, as I had about half as much to spend as the original estimate. Comparing what she proposed against other landscaper estimates for the same price,
offered way more bang for the buck. The work was completed in one day and
was flexible in receiving payment. The work was absolutely amazing. She added a beautiful mix of shrubs and flowers in a visually appealing arrangement. She also incorporated some of my existing flowers into a wonderful design. The results were dramatic and all of my neighbors complemented me on the new
appeal. My house sold in one day, in part because of the wonderful opening picture that the new landscaping provided. I would definitely recommend
Design and plan to use them again at my new house.

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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.

Landscaping reviews in Washington

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There was some confusion over scheduling and they arrived late but then did an excellent job and were efficient, intelligent, courteous and professional.
- Sophia C.
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were great! On time, friendly, committed, hard working. What more can you ask for? My backyard looked like a Jurassic Park movie set. In 3 hours, NDG transformed the space. Wow! Some folks say it's impossible to find great providers in DC. Not true! Already setting up my next appointment.
- Elaine R.
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and his crew are fast and efficient and nice folks to work with. He might want to work on the scheduling and call management a little bit to keep things a little more predictable, but as far as service providers go, he was great. He returned my calls promptly and showed up when we agreed. I decided to continue having
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maintain our lawn for this summer and would recommend you give him a try if you need someone.
- Aaron S.
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Very pleased with the services performed. After 4 hours, my yard was transformed. Not only did they clean up a the weeds/debris that was left after the contractors finished construction on my house; they put down landscape fabric to prevent the weeds from returning, adding mulch/gravel around the perimeter to give the yard some color, and clean up under the deck. My neighbors have remarked how wonderful my yard looks and they are considering hiring them as well. The team was responsive, accomodating and very professional.
Highly recommend.

- Keisha B.
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showed up on time for the initial appointment, and demonstrated that he understood landscaping and made good recommendations.
I was very flexible on start date, but he started within a few days of expectations and finished early. It is clear to me based on the work he did that I can trust him to do the work right and quickly....More /> I highly recommend
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- Joshua H.
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This wasn't the worst experience we have had in dealing with a contractor and in fact, we are happy with the end result and the way our backyard turned out.
However, there are several aspects of the project that have left a bad taste in our mouth.
1) After several consultation meetings and a paid deposit from us, we had a start date that came and went. After repeated attempts to get in touch with the landscaper, we were told our original project manager had left the company. No one had bothered to reach out and alert us of this, or the fact that our project would be starting late.
2) Following a slow start to our project, the owners of the company reached out to us and to let us know they'd be taking the lead from here on out. Unfortunately they were unaware of many of the details we had gone over with our original project manager, and this caused some confusion on certain elements and added additional time before things got underway.
3) Several times throughout the project, we were given little to no prior notice that we would need to be home and provide access to certain areas of our house to subcontractors. This caused certain elements of the project to be delayed, or caused us to rearrange our schedule last-minute.
4.) Near the completion of the project, we discovered an issue with our outdoor electricity. The landscapers did not cause the electrical problem, but they also failed to alert us of said problem. The issue could have easily been taken care of when our backyard was torn apart and access to the electricity would have been
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. Now however, with the project complete, we'd have to spend more money to dig up the yard and access the problem. In addition, we had an electrician come to the house and during his inspection, found numerous issues with the way the landscaper's electrician had performed his work.
This review is not the first time we've raised these issues about our project and the way it was managed. Like we mentioned at the top, we are happy with the way things turned out, but there were a few issues, mainly in the way of communication (or lack thereof) throughout the project.
- Michael S.
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Ginkgo told me in April that I would receive the landscaping design in three weeks; it took about six weeks. The plants were finally installed on August 6th. Although Gingko said the lengthy winter we just endured pushed them behind schedule, I still thought it took too long to have the plants installed. Also, during the months before the installation, I found that I was the one calling Ginkgo for information and not the other way around. They were not great at communicating. I also found it interesting that on a couple of occasions when I would call and leave a voice message asking for a return call, I would receive an emailI response instead. Is this a generational thing? I would have preferred the occasional human contact. Additionally, during this process, the staff I communicated with did not exude a lot of friendliness and warmth. They were never unkind; however, I felt that getting my business did not seem to matter to them. Now about the installation of the plants. Ginkgo sent a great team to install them.. My garden looks wonderful and I couldn't be happier. I often receive comments on how nice the garden looks. Ginkgo provided me with detailed instructions on how to care for my plants, which was greatly appreciated.
- Margaret L.

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SUBURBAN LAWN & LANDSCAPING

6918 WESTMORELAND RD

SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL SVC

1734 GREAT FALLS ST

Sullivan Landscaping

6633 Belle Chase Ct.

Sullivan's Landscaping Inc

2421 Menokin Dr. Apt. 12

SUNBURST CONSTRUCTION

44675 Cape Ct Ste 150

SUNDANCE CONTRACTING LLC

325 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE
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SUNRISE

214 N MAPLE AVE

SURROUNDS INC

21580 Blackwood Ct

SWAM LAWN CARE INC

404 SUNNY BROOK TER

Sweet Garden Lawn Care

8401 Hayden Lane

Sylvester Landscaping

11600 Channing Dr

SYMBIOTIKA

3128 BRINKLEY RD

T & A CONTRACTORS

4512 SANDY SPRING RD

T & A Lawnscape

21449 Indian Bridge Rd

The Irrigation Professionals

11639 Iron Brigade Unit Ave.

The King's Masons

8195 Euclid Ct

THE ORNAMENTAL GARDEN

115 8TH ST SE
Washington

The Pond Doctor

7047 Skyland Dr

The Scotts Company LLC

10973 Pierson Dr

The Sequoia Company

344 W Patrick St

The Tree Guy

12110 Kinsley Place

THOMAS E CARROL & SON

15170 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE

Thomas E Clark Inc

2412 Linden Ln

THORPE LANDSCAPING

15740 FOLEYS MILL PL

THREE AMIGOS LANDSCAPING

677 CONSTELLATION SQ SE

THROUGH THE GARDEN

263 Shipley School Road

Tidy Tubs Reglazing & Restoration

4706 Alabama Ave Se
Washington

Tiger Lily Landscapes, LLC

2944 Macomb St NW
Washington

TILSON LANDSCAPE CO

386 MAPLE AVE E

TIM MODLIN LANDSCAPING

4006 CHESAPEAKE AVE

TIM ODEN

18104 KODELLA CT

TIMBERNECK NURSERY

6821 Briscoe Turn Rd

TIMOTHYS GARDEN INC

9106 FLOWER AVE

TOLL LANDSCAPING

6100 JAMES MADISON HWY

TOM'S LANDSCAPING

5510 ANTIOCH RD

Tonken Remodeling

1421 Fallswood Dr.

Tony Webber

10363 Barrington Park Cir

TREE WORKS

19097 BELTRY RD

TREELAND NURSERIES

7188 Stillwater Ct

Treeman Inc

16201 Batson Rd

Treescape Services

24011 Cedar Ridge Rd

TRIANGLE SEVEN FARM

3800 ENTERPRISE RD

TRIM-A-LIMB

8750 BROOKVILLE RD

Triton Design Group,Inc

6312 Seven Corners Center #362

TRITON SERVICES INC

2016 Industrial Dr

TriVista USA LLC

PO Box 101148

Tru Builders Construction

14011 Fernie Field Ct

TruGreen

18910 Woodfield Rd

TruGreen

8800 Kelso Dr Ste H

TruGreen

6722 Atmore Dr

TRUGREEN LANDCARE LLC

5451 WELLINGTON RD

TSS SERVICES LLC

2603 MORSE LANE

Tuff Turf Inc

2013 Harbour Gates Dr

TURF CENTER LAWNS INC

1409 SPENCERVILLE RD

Turf Masters, Inc.

20725 Ashburn Road

TURF SPECIALISTS INC

10500 OLD COLCHESTER RD

Turf Works, LLC

PO Box 2351

TURFGRO INC

11306 WORCHESTER TER

TWIGS & STONES LANDSCAPE CO

5240 PORT ROYAL RD

TWIN OAKS LANDSCAPING

6457 AUTUMN GLEN CT

Ty'D Contracting & More

11344 Cherry Hill RD

Unique Property Maintenance

8407 Wesley Stinnett Blvd

Universal Maintenance

65173 Seventh Road
Washington

Universal remodeling llc

16044 Laconia circle

USA LANDSCAPING

1912 ALABASTER DR

V & V LANDSCAPING

4408 GREENWOOD RD

VA GREENTURF AND LANDSCAPING INC

136 Barrett Heights Rd

VA Lawn Care

8898 Moat Crossing Place

VALLEY CREST INC

344 WATERFRONT ST

VALLEY CREST LANDSCAPE DEV

45925 HORSESHOE DR

VALLEY HARDSCAPING

5042 CHURCH RD

Valley Landscapes

12960 travilah rd

VALLEY SCAPES

24163 GUM SPRINGS RD

VANN LANDSCAPES LTD

5607 MCKINLEY STREET

VAZCOE LANDSCAPING SVC LLC

3092 PS BUSINESS CENTER DR

Vetcorps Landscaping LLC

1629 K St NW
Washington

W H Boyer Inc

2945 Georgia Ave

WAGESTER DESIGN GROUP

2224 LAMP POST LN

WALNUT FIELDS LANDSCAPING

2709 SAMS CREEK RD

Walt's Tree Services

4501 Randolph Rd

WALTER FEHR & SON

4340 SANDY SPRING RD

WALTER'S EXCAVATING

12700 BOARMAN RD

WamBam Fence

10616 Baily Rd. Unit H

WARDCO LANDSCAPING & MNTNC

309 BARNFIELD SQ NE

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WASHINGTON LANDSCAPES

17210 MANNING DR

Waters Services

207 Flower Court

WATERWORKS-WATERGUARD INC

16504 MINUTEMAN TER

WAVERLY FARMS

1931 GREENFIELD RD

WCS LANDSCAPE INC

13011 OCCOQUAN RD

We Can Fix That

5510 Greenfield Ave

Wedge Construction Inc

12013 Falling Creek Dr

Weed Man - Frederick MD

5257 Buckeystown Pike

Weed Man - Winchester

130 Windy Hill Ln

Wheat's Landscape

8620 Park St

White Landscaping

11108 Parkview Dr.

WHITE OAK NURSERIES

1580 Overlook Trl

Wide Open Spaces Inc.

10120 Sweepstakes Road

Wido Construction

5080 Williams Wharf Rd

WILD GREEN

263 CONGRESSIONAL LN

Wills Lawn & Landscape

20102 Cool Hollow RD

Windows, Etc:

10804 Kingsmere Court

WINTER GARDEN DESIGNS

694 W WATERSVILLE RD

WOHLMUTH ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

1770 PARK RD NW
Washington

Wonderland Pros

10112 statesboro ct

Wood Acres Tree Specialists

10315 Kensington Pky

Woodscape Construction

20581 Myers Place

WORD GROUP

7645 LIMESTONE DR

Working Turf LLC

Frederick County

WYE CREEK INC

4641 SUDLEY RD

Xavier Services Solutions LLC

704 Sunny Brook Terrace

XPRESS SERVICES

6621 ELECTRONIC DR #102

Xtra Care Landscaping & Design Inc

8251 Hawkins Creamery Rd

Y & Y GARDEN

8558 CALYPSO LN

Y & Y GARDEN ASSOC INC

3310 EDGEWOOD RD

YANKEE CLIPPERS

8404 LILLY STONE DR

Yard Art Design LLC

2116 Ballenger Crk Pike

Yard Builders

12106 Atherton Dr

Yard Enhancement Services LLC

5765-F Burke Centre Pkwy

Z & J LANDSCAPING

PO Box 59852

ZAMUDIO'S TREE SERVICE

9320 DUTCH HOLLOW RD

ZEN Associates, Inc.

2321 Distribution Circle

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