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"They are not the cheapest, but they are very good about making things right. they came out eight weeks ago. I would use them again. they charged about $1,000 and" we have a pretty large yard. They did edging and some repeat mulching and got rid of some dead ivy. They have cut down trees. They are cheaper than some provider I have used before. They are sort of hard to get a hold of, but they do a good job and I feel like they are really honest. I would use them again in the future.

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Mulch and Topsoil

Mulch can be a lot of different things, but at its core it exists as a material that is applied to landscaping, walking paths and flower beds for aesthetic purposes, to suppress weed growth, retain moisture and supply nutrients to soil through decay. Topsoil is the nutrient-rich, uppermost layer of soil that is ideal for gardening and planting.

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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.

Mulch Delivering reviews in Trenton

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They responded fairly quickly to our request. They agreed to do an estimate with no one available to meet them. They emailed us the estimate as promised. Very fair price. Came on time and mulched as promised. Very professional work, punctual, and courteous. The yard looks great.

- Geoffrey T.
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This is my second experience with
Trenton Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
- they delivered three yards of mason sand to my home and as usual were friendly, prompt and professional.
Last year I picked up a yard of good quality garden soil for a vegetable garden and got fantastic results with it.
Not only are they awesome to deal with but I appreciate having an excavating company that will work with small orders for home projects. Highly recommend!
- Rebecca A.
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Rich
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worked to restore my elderly parent's lawn in their back yard costing them approximately $2000. The next day, there were significant downpours. When the lawn wasn't growing, Rich was contacted to evaluate the situation. He stated that the rain washed away all the loom and grass seed. He agreed to come back to restore what was lost at a reduced cost. (the cost of the materials only) After the second service, it rained again and, per Rich's evaluation of the situation, the rain again washed everything away. A THIRD service, was scheduled but because rain was again in the forecast, my parents cancelled the appointment. Note that the cancellation was on their part, and not Rich. He did not call about the appointment, upcoming weather, or a plan to reschedule.
Rich did not deliver on the end product. His assessment was that the rain was the cause of the lack of lawn growth, yet he made no efforts to schedule these services on days without rain in the forecast. He said they "watch the weather as best
as we can." I fully realize that weather is not a controllable factor, however, if his services are that sensitive to rain, one would expect greater consideration to be paid to the weather and appointments to be rescheduled accordingly. He was "adamant" (his words) that he would not provide a third service to correct the problem without being paid. He was negligent in his scheduling and has collected money without standing by his product. Rich has been paid over $2200 and there is no lawn to show for that
money. Terrible customer service!
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- Kerri N.
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's crew of 3 performed an excellent job. They arrived on time and except for a brief lunch break, worked non-stop (one day 10 1/2 hrs). The profit of their hard work is evident in my now beautiful property. I consider the price reasonable for the amount of work involved.
I highly recommend this service. A+
- Elizabeth D.
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This is the second year I have used
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for my landscaping supplies. In the summer of 2014, I purchased a few yards of top soil and ~120 bags of mulch (eucalyptus) so I could redo my landscape. This year I just needed to touch up the mulch itself, which washed away during several rains (I had no gutters!).
Anyway, I basically made all the arrangements via email, which is very convenient for me because I work a lot. I verified pricing and delivery fee to my area, and knew exactly what I wanted/needed. If you need help calculating how many bags/yards based off your cubic footage, they can provide their recommendation to you as well. Delivery itself was easy to schedule too.
Everyone I dealt with was incredibly easy to work with, and very nice/responsive - from email communication to the guy that delivered the product. They even gave me an estimate for sod too (very reasonable), but I declined because I had my hands full with weeding/mulching and I didn't want the sod to die (but I digress).
I highly recommend going through
Trenton Landscaping Mulch Provider Name Locked
- I know I'll be contacting them again next year!
- Eric D.
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Easy to use online ordering. After placing order, they called to confirm the order and delivery date and time. Called when they were loading up the delivery. Courteous driver. Dropped it where I wanted it. I would suggest having it dropped on a tarp. And order more than you think you will need. Happens to me every time. Those are me issues, not
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issues.
- Jeffrey K.
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They were fantastic, 100% satisfaction. They actually did more than we had expected. It took 2 days to complete the job, but when they left both days, the entire property was picked and blown for debri. Not to mention the price of their service was very reasonable. East to talk to, down to earth guys. They are my landscapers, I have someone that mows, but these guys are very experienced in the does and
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'ts of horticulture. Planting and extraction of unwanted plants. They are more than just lawn guys, they are true landscapers.
- Brent O.
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great experience. Driver actually called before dumping to make sure he wasn't blocking in any vehicles in garage as mulch pile blocked entire driveway.
- Zach S.

Landscaping Mulch in Trenton, NJ

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40 Shades of Green

33 Doreen Road
Hamilton

A+ Improvements

PO Box 1279

ACCENT GARDEN MARKET

328 HURFFVILLE GRENLOCH RD
Sewell

ACTION LAWN SVC INC

44 ROUTE 31 S
Pennington

ADP Land Design

548 Alexander Rd
Princeton

Advancescapes Inc.

322 Palmer Drive

AJR Environmental Inc

2952 Felton Rd

ALPHA Painting

Blackwood

Aqua Reale

1621 Upland Ave

Arch~Graphic

202 Harrison Ave
Williamstown

B & B Landscaping Inc

1634 Rte 206
Vincentown

BELMONT EXCAVATING CO

2028 BRIGGS RD
Mount Laurel

Biddle Landscaping

65 Foxview Rd

Boswell's Tree Service

239 Heather Ridge Rd

Brandons Turf Care & Landscaping

22 Woodcrest Dr
Mount Holly

Bucks County Remodelers LLC

730 Bridgewater Road

C M DICOCCO INC

PO Box 465
Pennington

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cambridge Landscapes

Morrisville, PA 19067
Mullica Hill

Clear Solutions LLC

408 Denise Lane
Williamstown

Commercial Landscaping, LLC.

202 Bordentown Chesterfield Rd.
Chesterfield

Cousins Concrete LLC

PO Box 467
Mantua

Cousins Garden Design

PO Box 70
Berlin

Creative Pavers Inc

649 Swedesboro Road
Gibbstown

Cross River Design Inc

1473 US Hwy 22 E
Annandale

CTC Contracting

2109 Biddle Street

Culligan Concrete & Masonry

283 Ursinus Court
Pemberton

DaConti’s Home Services LLC

13 Hampton Ct
Mount Laurel

Dan's Handyman & Remodeling

200 S Blackhorse Pike
Runnemede

DC's Landscaping

125 South Ave
Mount Holly

E & C Landscaping

PO Box 7814
Trenton

ELITE LANDSCAPING

8 PINEVIEW AVE
Berlin

ERIC'S NURSERY

528 MT LAUREL RD
Mount Laurel

FAY LANDSCAPING

54 GEDNEY RD
Lawrence Township

FEENEY'S

1134 BUSTLETON PIKE

Fir Ever Green

67 Sharon Rd.
Robbinsville

Fox Landscape Designs LLC

417 Stony Hill Rd

Garcia E Landscaping LLC

124 East Trenton Ave.
Trenton

Garden Gal & company

PO Box 1215
Riverside

Greenview Designs

21 Spring Hollow Dr
Hopewell

GreenWorks Designs

1208 Broad Street

GroundTec Inc

3419 Trewigtown Rd

Gtm Landscaping Inc

12712 Cabell Rd.

H&H Property Maintenance

6 Abernethy Dr
Trenton

H.E. Smith Landscaping

PHOENIXVILLE PIKE

Hartland Landscape Associates Inc

567 Stagecoach Rd.
Millstone Twp

HENDRICKSON EXCAVATING

23 OLD RD
Stockton

HMD Landscapes

21 Stagecoach Rd
Millstone Twp

HOME DEPOT

690 LANCASTER PIKE

Home Depot-Cherry Hill

2200 Rte 70 W
Cherry Hill

HORNER BROTHERS LLC

38 W Taylor Ave
Trenton

HTS Tree Care Professionals

1559 Reed Rd
Pennington

Imperial Grounds Maintenance

206 Sunset Rd
Burlington

Izzo&Son Property Management

1 New Freedom Rd
Berlin

J&C Landscaping LLC

413 Grand St
Trenton

Kleen Cuts Landscaping & Lawn Care

34 Chesterfield Crosswicks Rd
Chesterfield

Land Creations

223 Southview Dr
Delran

LANDVISTA AQUASCAPES LLC

693 Raritan Ave
Atco

laurel oak landscape

623 Gravelly Hollow Rd
Medford

Lawn Enforcement Specialists, LLC

640 Powell Road
Eastampton

LAWN MEDIC

512 RIVER DR
Westville

Liam's Landscaping LLC

101 Elderberry Dr

LUTZ COAL YARD

4407 SKIPPACK PIKE

Mrs. Fixxit Family Home Repair

388 Morrison Ave
Hightstown

MULCH BARN LLC

10 Schoolhouse rd

Nectars Landscape & Design Inc

74 Church Rd
Titusville

Neighborhood Pride Landscaping

174 S Lakeside Dr E
Medford

New Leaf Landscapes

361 Morrison Ave
Hightstown

New Life Landscaping

65 Barry Dr
Mantua

Norenco Construction Services, LLC

1017 Suffolk Drive
Williamstown

Oakshade Nursery and Landscape Services

434 Oakshade Rd
Vincentown

OTW Masonry

PO Box 5011

ParaManz Handz

Willingboro

PDM Construction

8012 English Creek Ave
Egg Harbor Township

Perfect Touch Landscape Inc

270 Jessup Rd
West Deptford

PETER GIANCOLA & SONS INC

2168 S OLDEN AVE
Trenton

PETERSON'S NURSERY GARDEN CTR

3730 LAWRENCEVILLE RD
Princeton

Pontonio's Lawn Service LTD

11 Laguna Dr
Magnolia

Princeton Lawn and Landscapes

261 Moore St
Princeton

PRO-TURF IRRIGATION CO

PO BOX 2805
Hamiton

R & R Reconstruction Corp.

2224 Yardville Hamilton Sq. Rd.
Trenton

R B BADAT LANDSCAPING INC

507 WOODLANE RD
Mount Holly

Rc property LLC

995 new Brooklyn rd
Williamstown

Reliable Landscape & Lawn Care

434 Landing Street
Lumberton

Ribsam's Landscapes

18 Lake View Rd.
Pennington

Ron's Lawn Service

2827 Powell Ave.
Pennsauken

Roundtree Services

8230 Williams Ave

RoundTree Services LLC

8230 Williams Ave

Ryan Property Solutions

9 Ardleigh Court
Mount Laurel

S&E Landscaping

106 Ark Rd
Lumberton

SAMS QUALITY CONCRETE

72 Holden Drive

Slate Landscape Inc

309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center
Mount Laurel

SLS Landscaping, Inc.

641 Eayrestown Rd
Lumberton

STERLING ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

25 Walden Pl
West Caldwell

Stone Fusion

PO Box 347

Sunlight Contracting

7 Quince Pl
North Brunswick

Taurean Sprinklers

434 Oakshade Rd
Shamong

TC's Landscaping

271 Creek Rd
Mount Laurel

Terra Innovations LLC

501 Cambria Ave.

Terra Lawn Care

3481 Germantown Pike

The Arrimour Group

1965 Byberry Road

The Essex Group

1198 Marlkress Road
Cherry Hill

The Lawn Arranger Inc

109 Watsontown New Freedom Rd
Berlin

The Yard Keepers

429 Stoopsville Rd

Those 2 Guys Handyman

504 Cedarcroft Ave # C
Audubon

Tim's Landscape Care

1329 Paddock Way
Cherry Hill

TIMBERWOLF TREE SERVICE

94 DISbrow hiLL RD
Hightstown

Top notch tree care

Red lion road

Topnotch construction

2363 E Dauphin St

Total Home Manager, LLC

31 W Broad St
Hopewell

Vincentown Landscape & Nursery

129 Eayrestown Rd
Southampton

Warner Landscape & Patio LLC

267 Haddon Ave
Collingswood

Woolwich Sand & Gravel

2036 Oldmans Creek Rd
Woolwich

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