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Cleveland Lawn And Yard Work Articles

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Some current lawn care practices are proving to be costly to our environment and our wallet. One highly rated provider shares 10 environmentally friendly tips.

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Does your lawn look shoddy due to the family dog using it as a toilet? Get tips to protect your grass from dog urine, and learn to train your dog.

What is thatch and how does it impact my lawn?

Many times, after a tough winter with a lot of snow, lawns develop thatch problems. One provider explains the reason for this and what can be done to avoid it.

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Are you looking for a way to mulch your landscape for free? Compost is simple and requires very little. Find out how to make “black gold” in your own backyard.

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Cleveland Lawn Services Reviews

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"I've been using this service for 3+ years. Always dependable, solid work, no disruption just an excellent, has sell-free experience each and every time.
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"All the work was done quickly and as promised. It wasn't an easy job because of drain tile in our back yard. But
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did a great job getting the trench dug and getting it filled back in.
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"Well, They were on time to do the job. I thought a more experienced person would be coming to do the job, like a Mr. Greenthumb but I was shocked to see two young men pull up for the job. They were not vary smart when it came to answering ?,s I had about the care of the lawn and certain concerns I had. They were supposed to aerate the ground but they didn't , they did not level out the soil before laying topsoil, ( I pulled up old lawn and treated soil for Grubs ) so the ground was rather uneven because I knew they were coming to do aerating.So, they did not level ground or smooth it out before laying seed and peat moss so I think I am going to have a rough looking lawn in the spring IF the seeds take. I did ask this question at the time of the estimate if it was to late to do a new lawn and was told this is the best time!, Another thing, they used their hands (not a spreader) to
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the seeds so there are areas with more seed. Thanks for listening
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"I found
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through a Big Deal on Angie's and paid for 8 man-hours of service.
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contacted me the next day to discuss the work I needed and to set up a schedule. We agreed on a Saturday morning about 10 days later so that I could be home to give instructions. My presence was his idea, and this worked out well.
On the day of the appointment,
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& crew (3 in total) arrived about 10 minutes late, but they're from the far west side and I'm pretty far east side. This was a Saturday morning and I'd planned to be there all day so the time wasn't a problem.
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walked around the yard with me making sure he understood what I wanted and my priorities in case time ran short. He explained the plan to the other 2, and they immediately got to work. They brought all equipment (chainsaws, loppers, shovels, rakes, weedwhackers, etc.) and only needed a garden hose from me to water the one transplanted shrub. They may have had that on their truck as well, but mine was sitting there so it only made sense to use it. All 3 workers were efficient and hardworking with no sitting around and stalling even though I had paid in advance by the hour. All were also polite when they had questions. I never felt that any of them talked down to me because I'm a woman.
All debris was bagged or bundled in 4-foot lengths and left on the treelawn (as was our agreement). They raked all clippings from the yard and blew them off the sidewalk. I'd created a to-do list that I thought was optimistic for the time I'd paid for (which was based on my prior experience with other companies). They got the entire list completed in under 3 hours.
Since
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is a little far away from my home,
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let me know that it wouldn't make sense to hire them for small jobs like fertilizing, but they'd happily do larger things like lawn reseeding or landscaping projects. I will definitely consider them for large jobs in the future.
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"I just happened to arrive the same time the gentlemen were arriving. The person who spoke to me was so kind and personable. I asked him questions and mentioned an area I was concerned with which had no grass. When they were finished he gave me an information sheet which advised what we should do after this process. He told me he had patched the area previously mentioned, I was extremely pleased, another task we eliminated from our things to do list.
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"They cleaned flower beds, cut down over grown trees. Weeded along deck and fence. Yard looks 100% better
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"When I came home from work after the crew had supposedly spent 4 man hours doing a spring clean up of my very small yard, I could barely tell that they had been there. As one of the crew had left me a voicemail on my home machine that he was lost and couldn't find my home, I had his cell number and promptly called to inquire if they had indeed managed to find my home and completed the job. I was assured that they had, but when I was asked why the lawn had not been edged, was told that their machine had broken down and they would come back to complete the task. They did return, but the edging was subpar. Without my call I doubt they would have returned.The lesson that I learned was that when a business discounts their price, you sometimes only get what you pay for. I would have done a much better job myself, and could have done it solo in 4 hours.
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"The crew works very fast & knows exactly what to do without
supervision by the homeowner. For all they accomplished, this was an
excellent value. I used two coupons for 16 man hours of work &
added another coupon for mulching. They came at the appointed time
& did a superb job of cleaning up when they finished. Never before
have we been so pleased with a service company!
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"December 2011:
As agreed, H.A.M builds a stone patio behind our house in early December. With hindsight it might have been better to wait until spring. The patio is nice looking, but as of this writing, it has started to settle unevenly. In several areas it is below the level of the beds so that mud flows onto the patio when the beds are watered. Unfortunately, there are now permanent stains from the caked mud on the surface. I have tried to wash these off with the garden hose, and to sweep them off with a broom, but the stained appearance of pools of dried mud remains. The “stone” is really textured concrete.
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said there was a chemical to use to remove stains from the stones. However I called the manufacturer, and was told no such chemical exists. They suggested I try using
soap.
February 2012:
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presented her finished plans, with a complete list of plants and pictures (she calls these “color collages” of the plants). I was thrilled and excited, looking forward to the next steps. Unfortunately our basement continued to leak. E.R. concrete examined the leak and recommended further waterproofing—along the Eastern wall of the foundation. This necessitated removing some of the patio stones placed in December. In addition E.R. snaked the storm drains and found an obstruction on the south wall. More
digging and repair followed. (See my review of the excellent and professional work done by E.R. Concrete)--The contrast in work ethic between this company and H.A.M. is particularly striking.
Accepted proposal: Patio $7500, Bed Prep $6500, Gravel paths $5,395, Plant installation $12,644.46, Mulching $2,438.92 (plus
tax)
March and April 2012:
One evening my husband mentioned, “There is a man walking on our property.” I looked out the front window, and a H.A.M truck was parked in our driveway, so I walked outside to introduce myself to
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. I understood from my contract with
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that drains would be placed under the paths, so I pointed out the recently constructed access drains to the storm sewer, put in place by E.R. Concrete. Mr.
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asked, “Your paths will be constructed of crushed limestone, right?” I was surprised by this. At an earlier meeting I had asked
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whether the paths would be made with river rock. At the time I had no idea how garden paths should be constructed. I asked Mr.
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to check with
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about the stone she preferred. (I do not know if he checked with her.)
During the construction of the beds and paths on our property, I found H.A.M’s crew to be pleasant. They traced out the dimensions of the beds and paths with spray paint. To my eye, the paths looked excessively wide—not like paths, but more like garden beds. In total, the crew spent two half days. They dug up my neighbor’s hosta (as required), but did not replant—leaving the bare-rooted plants to wilt. I emailed
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about this lapse, and she sent her own crew to plant the neighbor’s hosta.
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spent the afternoon at my home on April 25, to supervise the delivery of the plants. This was apparently the first day she inspected her subcontractor’s work. As we walked on the property to “place plants”, she found much to criticize. She noticed that the garden fabric underlying the paths showed through at multiple spots, that the plastic edging was bare of stones in some areas, with stones spreading into beds in other areas. She agreed that the paths were uncomfortable to walk on. She also noticed that the beds had NOT been constructed in accordance with her initial design.
She called H.A.M, and arranged for them to reconstruct some of the beds. In addition she told me she would talk with
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about the paths and that they would let me know a plan to solve the problem.
The next day (April 26), while her crew was planting,
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informed me that the paths had been constructed with the wrong stone. In contrast to my (uninformed) idea, crushed limestone was the path material of choice because it would NOT roll underfoot. In the opinion of my contractor and her subcontractor, my“choice” of pea gravel had created the problem.
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proposed that
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would try an “experiment” to see how the paths could be ,fixed.
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built two “plots”—one with pea gravel mixed with polysand, one ,with pea gravel to which crushed limestone had been added.
May 2012:
I researched the proper construction of gravel garden paths on the web. I found that it is important to construct a base
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with “fines” grade stone that can be compacted and flattened before placing garden fabric, and lastly a
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of gravel. The use of plastic edging is substandard. When edging is used it is made of aluminum. I could find no recommendation for plastic edging anywhere. I discussed the design of the paths with two other landscapers. Both had ideas for rebuilding—including edging with brick, and removing the gravel in order to dig and reconstruct. I asked
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is she had ever put gravel paths into one of her designs, and she admitted that she had not done so.
Nonetheless, I waited to hear
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and
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’s solution. Both
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and
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metwith me on the property on May 2. They denied that there were problem withconstruction, and thought that the addition of polysand would glue the gravel and garden fabric into place, and allow the whole to look better. They both emphasized that adding mulch to the garden would make everything look better , “like black and white” I was repeatedly reassured.
I visited
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at its Warrensville Heights yard to look at the “testplots.” I did not find either solution to
be standard, and thought both would create an irremediable mess on the property, though adding polysand to the gravel to make it adhere to itself andnot move around on top of the garden fabric seemed the least satisfactory. After this visit I demanded a one-on-one meeting with
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in my own yard.
When he came to our property,
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Man again emphasized that my error in judgment had
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to the whole problem. I asked if M.A.N. had ever constructed gravel paths on other properties. He told me that he had. I asked for the names or addresses of other
property owners so I could see these paths. He replied that “He could not remember” and would need to get back to the office to look these experiences up. (I have not yet been given a list of other gardens I might visit.)
To give readers a sense of
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’s bullying inter-personal style—His comment to me was this: “Have you ever been to Versailles?” When I answered “no”, his condescending response was that his paths were constructed exactly like those in the French palace’s formal garden—where gardeners rake the paths daily.
On May 7, the H.A.M. added mulch to the beds. Again, I showed the crew the paths, and also the drainage problems on the patio. I was told that all would be corrected by the addition of the mulch. Later
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himself promised me that
he would repair the patio so that it drained properly. H.A.M. never returned to make this repair.

Ouryard has large trees, and an abundance of roots and rocks, so to build anadequate base for the paths would have required more digging than was done.
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was unwilling to offer any correction of the problem that would involve more hours of work. His final suggestion was to add crushed limestone on top of the gravel in the existing paths (for an additional charge). I reasoned that this step would make reconstruction even more difficult.
Total paid to date at end of May $30,062.
June 2012:
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and I met to go over all the details of the property. She promised to meet her obligations with respect to plants that have not yet been delivered.
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’s team did not mulch 3 of the beds, as agreed.
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’s crew completed this job.
I have told
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that in my opinion her trusted collaborator and colleague has failed at every level of customer service—from poor quality workmanship to poor human interaction skills.
At present I am in the process of hiring another landscaper to reconstruct the paths and at least one of the beds. I have paid
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’s final bill in order to simplify my own life. However, both companies (
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‘s Green Thumb and H.A.M. Landscaping) will find my comments posted on Angie’s list.
In conclusion, I would discourage anyone from hiring
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as a contractor, because of her choice of subcontractor. As a landscape designer, and plant expert her services are to be recommended and the beauty of her vision commended.
DO NOT HIRE H.A.M landscaping for any job.



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"I sort of liked the way they did the other lawns, the way they cut, and how many people they have to come and work on the lawn, because it's never just one person. They do a great job, they are pretty professional, they'll do some extra things for you. They're very polite and responsive."

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CANTERS CLASSIC LAWN CARE

5834 STATE ROUTE 193
Kingsville, OH

CARDARELLI LANDSCAPES

5900 Somcenter Rd.
Willoughby, OH

Cardinal Landscaping

1192 S Nixon Cp Rd
Oregonia, OH

Carson Services LLC

713 Tuxedo Ave.
Independence, OH

CARTWRIGHT TREE SERVICE INC

17534 DRAKE RD
Strongsville, OH

Cascade Landscaping

4826 Wood St.
Willoughby, OH

Cascade Property Services

2828 Roanoke St NW
Massillon, OH

CASTO LANDSCAPING CO INC

838 SEASONS ROAD
Stow, OH

CATLETT LANDSCAPING

23351 CHARDON RD
Euclid, OH

CC Contracting

5372 Bedford St
Bedford Heights, OH

CC's Landscaping Inc.

5839 Circle Dr
Cleveland, OH

Chavez Construction LLC

35500 Aurora Road
Solon, OH

CHIP'S GREENWORLD LANDSCAPING

2146 LAKE POINTE DR
Avon, OH

CHRIS

Cleveland, OH

Chris Janout

18216 Landseer Rd
Cleveland, OH

CHRONISTER TREE FARM

2825 SHARON COPLEY RD
Medina, OH

CIA MOWING & LAWN CARE

5107 S Ridge Rd E
Ashtabula, OH

Circle Lawn Care LLC

P.O.Box 1394
Medina, OH