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We hired Gomez Lawn & Tree Services to stump grind a tree, clean-up our overgrown backyard, and re-do the backyard landscaping. I cannot say enough …
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We hired Gomez Lawn & Tree Services to stump grind a tree, clean-up our overgrown backyard, and re-do the backyard landscaping. I cannot say enough good things about them! They are an amazing group of hard-workers. George and Romero and crew were on time, professional and very knowledgeable. They were committed to our project until it was done, not splitting their time between us and other client projects, so it was done in two days! We told them we wanted a clean-up that included hauling away wood, broken cement pieces, and cut down tree trunks, and weeding a year's worth of overgrown landscaping. We wanted dead crab grass replaced with rock and mulch added to flowerbeds. We already had some cement retaining wall bricks of our own that we had been holding onto for years, decorative rock, and a small pile of landscaping rock that was around a large tree at one time. George and his crew used those resources and turned them into a beautiful retaining wall, decorative rock displays, and flower bed rock "fence". We really appreciated how he used our resources in such creative and stunning ways. They don't skimp on materials layering the mulch and rock several inches deep. He also trimmed our existing flower bushes and fruit trees so that everything looks manicured. They didn't leave one scrap behind either. Honest and reasonable pricing, and talented, knowledgeable, quality work! Don't go anywhere else!
I need some pine trees removed from my property so I found Gomez Lawn & Tree Service online. I decided to give them a call since they had good reviews. So George and his partner came by and gave me a great quote. Two days later he came and removed the trees in a timely and professional manner. I cant say how much I appreciate their hard work. They showed up on time and ready to work. They worked non stop and within a few hours the trees were gone! They tidy up everything, and it was like if no one was ever there. I will definitly recommend them for any service you might need. I usually don't right reviews but they did such a great job, I HAD TOO!!! I will definitly give them a call when convince my husband to concrete more of the backyard! A+++ for service, price , and professionalism! THanks again!
I have a pretty big lot with a steep hill. My hill was pretty messy with dead bushes and overgrown trees. My first contact with this company to get a quote on clean up services was a very nice man named Jorge. We set up an appointment which he was exactly on time for. I explained to him what my goal was and he gave me a great estimate. On the day the services were to be done he was on time and after the work was finished the results were better than I expected. His team did such a great job on my hill I was very very happy with the results. I would highly recommend him. He is professional, courteous and very reliable. Can't go wrong with their services. Will use him without hesitation again.
My yard has transformed! Gorge and his crew did more then an amazing job. He was quick, efficient, helpful, and very timely. I will be recommending him to anyone and everyone. His prices were more than fair and my yard looks like a whole new yard. Major clean up, sprinklers, and grass. He will for sure continue to work on my yard. I am going to keep with his service forever!!!! Thanks Gorge!!!!!!!
I recently was in the process of tearing down some block walls in my yard and removing an old concrete patio to remodel my backyard, TLC came out and did a marvelous job at a good price. They are fast and easy to work with. Next I will need to clean out my garage and get rid of a lot of old furniure and refrigerator they will be back to handle this for me saving my back and time.
Professional and excellent service. I live in Florida but I have a property in San Bernardino county I find him through Google, Jose is very professional, reliable and dependable he has been taking care of my property for the last 6 month, great job. I will recommend this company and I will give him 10************************** and more
I had some tree service done at one of my houses in Moreno Valley and not only did they give me the price around, but they also included a great clean up of the whole back yard. It was highly appreciated for the extra work with no extra charge while maintaining the integrity of the best price in town. I recommend their work.
Very good service and reasonable price! I contacted George by phone and they tried their best to come as soon as possible. Today, they cleaned my backyard, which is a big slope, and trimmed the bushes in a proficient way. George offered the follow up service as well. Thank you!
Marcos and his twin brother Andes came out to my home and did an outstanding job trimming our palm trees. Their prices are very affordable and their work is outstanding. I have a few more projects to get done and they will be the first company I'll call. Great job!
Jose did a wonderful job trimming my trees and bushes for a VERY reasonable price. They did a great job cleaning up when they were done and ensure I was very satisfied. If I was not moving from the area I would gladly be a recurring customer.
Finding the right arborists for the job is just like hiring any other professional tradespeople, such as plumbers or electricians. You want trustworthy people who know what they are doing, especially since they are working on or around your home - the most expensive piece of property you own.
Don't hire the first person who claims to be a professional, but only has a chainsaw and a flatbed pickup truck.
What Kind of Work Do You Need Done?
Before you search for an arborist, make sure you know what kind of work needs completing. Do your trees need a simple trim of their leaves and branches, or do you require a more serious task, such as sawing low-hanging branches that could cause damage to your house if a severe storm occurs?
Once you know the extent of the work you need completed, make a list of tree service providers in your area. If you know you have low-hanging branches that could prove to be problematic, it's smart to find an arborist sooner rather than later. Many tree service providers get a a lot of business after storms hit, so you could be waiting for a while if you delay in calling a professional.
You have a better chance of getting a good deal on trimming or tree removal if you get any necessary work done in the winter, as opposed to busy seasons like spring and summer.
Look for Reviews and Ask for Recommendations
Start your search for a tree service by looking at the online reviews of any companies in your area. Remember your family, friends and neighbors are also trusted sources of information, so ask them if they can recommend a tree service to you. Ask them what kind of jobs the arborist performed, how much they charged and if they were pleased with the results.
Are They Certified Arborists?
Not all tree service companies feature certified arborists. If you have trees you want to keep and care for, you need a full-fledged arborist for the job. Ask the company to verify qualifications and credentials before you sign or agree to anything.
Hiring a certified arborist gives you more options. In case you decide you don't want trees chopped down, ask if there's anything he or she can do to spare any sickly trees you might have.
Remember that the landscape of your yard either adds or subtracts to the value of your home, so upkeep of your trees is very important if you want good home equity.
Ask for Proof of Insurance
Before hiring a company, you need to know it's carrying enough insurance to cover any damage done to your property or any injuries that could result from the work done on your home.
Make sure you verify the tree service is insured and for the proper amount.
Request a Walkthrough
Don't sign a contract for the work until the arborist walks you through the details of the job and explains the kind of work he or she will be doing, how long it may take and what kind of equipment will be used.
While doing a walkthrough, ask how debris will be disposed of. Will the service be responsible for clean-up? It could be you want the tree converted into mulch or firewood. If so, make sure you and the arborist are both on the same page before you make a hiring decision.
This is also a great time to ask about the service's qualifications. Ask for a list of references you can contact regarding the quality of the service's work, as well as the tyeps of jobs it has performed in the past.
Compare Estimates and Average Costs
It's always smart to request estimates for jobs from several companies before making a decision. Obtain a written bid for any work.
How much you'll pay for services depends on how tall and large the tree is and what type of job is required. This is why the average cost of trimming a tree varies widely. Trimming or pruning a 30-foot tree can cost anywhere from $75 to $400, while taller species such as oaks and pines may run from $150 to almost $900.
The average cost of completely cutting down a large tree can be well over $1,000 with stump removal. The price of grinding down the tree's stump also varies. Many tree service professionals charge by the diameter, with the average price being $3 per inch.
Keep in mind that the more dangerous the job, the more it will cost to remove or even trim a tree. If the tree is located in a hard-to-reach area or if there are power lines either near it or in the way, a tree service will charge more.
With that being said, it's important to get an itemized invoice that shows how much each part of the job will cost, from the actual chopping down of the tree to the stump grinding and disposal.
A tree service professional, also known as an arborist, does much more than chop down trees and remove stumps from your front yard. As a homeowner, you likely want some greenery on your property. However, out-of-control trees and shrubbery can be hazardous to you and anyone who enters your yard. Trees can also balloon your homeowners insurance rates if a branch falls on your home, vehicle or somebody walking on your property.
Experienced tree service providers can give you insight into how to properly care for your trees and what to do if any of them are diseased. In fact, many homeowners regularly call on arborists to diagnose the health of their trees. Many times, tree service workers must fell a tree if it has contracted an ailment.
However, just keeping track of the fertilizer you use, the soil the tree is in and the amount of water the tree needs can keep some diseases at bay. This is why it's smart to hire an arborist, who can advise you on whether you can save the trees on your property or whether you should cut them down and remove them.
Arborists can also treat the tree and possibly cure it of common diseases such as canker, heart rot, root and butt rot, sooty mold, powdery mildew or verticillium wilt. Some of these ailments attack certain species of trees via the soil or roots, and if they aren't caught soon, the plant could die.
Tree service experts not only diagnose the diseases ailing your saplings, they also provide insect control if it happens that the plants are sick due to pests. Not all tree diseases are caused by fungi, bacteria and lack of water. Some bugs burrow through the bark and damage hardwood and softwood trees. Depending on the species of trees in your yard and the region of the country you live in, aphids, the infamous emerald ash borer or other pests could destroy your healthy trees. Calling an arborist sooner rather than later can help you head this problem off at the pass before you're stuck with a treeless yard.
Not only can an arborist help you ward off tree diseases and pests, he or she can also study samples of the soil on your property to determine if the ground isn't nutrient-rich enough to support vegetation.
Tree Cutting and Removal
Felling trees and mulching them into pulp is the most common job for which homeowners need arborists. However, you might need a tree service if you plan to construct a new home or if you're adding an addition to a pre-existing residence. If a tree happens to be in the way of your plans, call a service company. They can chop the offending plant down and remove the stump from your property so you can start building.
However, if you wish to protect the trees around your home from any construction work, a tree service can also help. An arborist can prune some of the branches to ensure the tree stays healthy but doesn't interfere with new construction or additions.
If a storm hits and damages your residence, a tree service professional is usually on your list of people to call for help after first responders and your insurer.
A professional service can completely remove a tree or just prune and saw off its branches if a storm damages a tree. After sawing or destroying the tree, professionals can then remove any of the dangerous debris from your yard by hauling it off.
Planting New Trees
Tree service companies don't just get rid of sickly or dead hardwood and softwood trees, they also offer their expertise and assistance if you want to plant new ones. If you want to add to the greenery in your yard but you're concerned about the right species to plant or where to put it on your property, seek the advice of an arborist.
Last but not least, tree service companies are also great places to get your wood if you happen to have a fireplace. Many tree businesses offer free delivery and stacking of hardwoods, such as maple or birch. These can make for the best firewood because they burn slowly and don't produce as much smoke as other types.
No industry is safe from hucksters and scam artists, unfortunately, and tree service providers are no exception to this rule. Do your due diligence and always ask for proof of insurance and certification before agreeing to any work. You will also want to be on the lookout for telltale signs of scams. Be cautious of any company that: