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Initial RotoTilling
Use a Pick Axe to first Remove the old Grass and Weeds from the Soil. Then Use the Pick Axe to chop up the soil to allow proper use of the RotoTiller to get down 6" to 8" inches deep, then Use the RotoTiller and really till up the soil.

$180.00 Minimum Charge for RotoTilling

Tilling Cost (600 * $0.90) = $540.00

Any existing Schedule 40 PVC Spinkler pipes that we break while Tilling, we will of course fix for free. If we encounter 50 year old Galvanized Steal or Schedule 20 PVC it will need to be replaced at you the home owners cost, not ours, we are not responsible for 50 year old Galvanized Steal or Schedule 20 PVC. Any repairs that were needed before we began digging are not covered for free but can also be fixed for $125 an hour plus the cost of parts.

Small roots and rocks are to be expected and there will be no extra charge. Large Roots and Tree Stumps or Boulders and large rocks are not to be expected and there may be an additional charge of $125 an hour for the entire Crews time to remove this type of debris.

3 guys working on your crew
(600 sq ft / 400) + 1 extra guy. Minimum 3 guys.
3 *$55.00 = $ 165.00 per hour for repairs / extra labor

Demo of any old lawn material:

If there is more material than can fit into your green waste trash can, than there is probably enough material to constitute a time and labor expense. The hourly rate will apply. Where as another person might have very little or nothing at all to dispose of and there won't be the need to charge any additional


Self Disposal

Dispose of the Old Grass and Weeds in your City Trash Can yourself. We will pile up the trash and you the customer will fill your trash can each week in order to save on disposal fees.

Take it to the Dump

Have us dispose of the trash by hauling it away in our truck to the City Dump. The Dump charges us on average about $70.00 per ton, and we charge another $100.00 for our time and gas, So $170.00 for less than a ton. Each time the weight increases above each ton, the dump charges us more and we charge you the customer more, in $170.00 increments.

Hire a 3rd party waste disposal company, 10 yard low boy dumpster.

You the customer may find it more economical to hire another waste disposal company to haul away your trash resulting from this project. Each city is different and has a different set of rules. Each waste disposal company charges differently. Once there becomes 3 tons or more trash it may become more economical to hire your own waste disposal company to dispose of your trash resulting from this project.

"Increases $170 incrementaly"

Have you already hired a 3rd party waste disposal company?

At or above 3 tons We would have only taken away 3 * 2,000lbs/3 * 2 cubic yards of material @ $510.00. Vs we have seen 10 yard low boy dumpsters hired for as little as $375.00. $510.00 (for 3 tons / 6 cubic yards full) vs. 5 tons / 10 cubic yards for less money potentially ? Each city is different and each waste disposal company charges a different amount. RotoTillerGuy charges what we charge and another waste disposal company charges what they charge. It's up to you to decide how best to economically handle the disposal of the waste generated on your project.

The dump charges based on what kind of material is being disposed of. If your waste consists of grass and weeds and small amount of dirt the dump calls it green waste and they charge a lesser amount. If we mix wood and roots and cement and rocks the dump treats this as construction waste rather than green waste and they charge by the weight for construction waste and not green waste, a higher amount.

25/75 Composting - 3" Inch Layer

1 Cubic Yard contains 27 Cubic Feet.
1 Cubic Foot contains 12 1" layers that are 1 square foot
1 Cubic Foot also contains 4 3" inch layers that are 1 Square Foot, and so 1 Cubic Foot of Compost will cover 4 square feet of space.
12 times 27 would give us the amount of Square Feet in a Cubic Yard (324), but we need to find out how many Square Feet that are 3" inches thick in a Cubic Foot (12/3 = 4). 4 3" inch layers that are each 1 Square Foot are contained within 1 Cubic foot. So 4 times 27 will give us how many Square Feet can be covered in a 3" layer of Material that is contained within 1 Cubic Yard (108).

Your 499 Square Foot area / 1 Cubic Yard Covering 108 square feet = You will Need 4.62 Cubic Yards to cover your area with a 3" inch layer of Material

3 Cubic Yards delivered for $180
4.62/3 = 1.54 so 2 * $100 = $200.00 for Compost Material

There is a minimum charge of $180.00 for delivery of Compost. You can have us bring you less Compost, but it is essentially the same amount of work to bring less, and so the minimum charge is $150.00

Spreading and Secondary Tilling

499 sq ft * $0.33 = $164.67

RotoTillerGuys to Spread the Compost around 3" deep and then use the RotoTiller machine again to mix the Compost 6 to 8 inches deep into the soil.

No Grass Required

In case you want to just clear an area for Drought Tolerant or Xeroscaping, or a Vegetable Garden or a Flower Garden planter bed area so you don’t require grass.


499 sq ft* $0.045 cents = $22.45

Grass seed is a great way to save some real money, but Grass Seed is not even guaranteed by the producer of seed, the producer guarantees the seed to be free of weeds but that’s about it, nor are we in the position to be guaranteeing that seed will take and do well. Grass seed should not be an option when we know that Mother Nature is going to throw 100+ degrees our way, but during the winter months Mother Nature might even help out and rain and save some additional money on the water bill. Almost always there are areas that seem to do well and other areas that need to be filled in again with more seed. You will see which areas need to be filled in, in about 2 to 3 weeks. Also weeding and keeping unwanted things from growing is also your responsibility and part of the maintenance of your yard.


How to select what type of grass?

Do you have a dog ?
Do you have full sun vs shade ?
Do you have a Pine Tree or a Pepper Tree ?

499 sq ft* $0.45 cents = $224.55

The Sod farm does offer a guarantee on the sod to be free of disease or weeds, they only offer this guarantee if the soil has been properly prepped in preparation for the sod. We do the Prep Work properly so that the sod farms guarantee on the sod is in effect. But we do not offer a guarantee on our work, because we are not there every day making sure you the owner are monitoring and caring for the lawn like you need to on a daily basis. If sod needs to get replaced, we will come and replace it, but we need to be paid for our time and labor and materials. Because we tell you what the proper steps are (many of our competitors don’t even tell you what the proper steps should be) and because we actually do the proper Prep Work that we have spelled out on the Soil Prep page, we have not yet had to replace a lawn.

Delivery Fee= N/A

The Sod Farm charges this delivery fee, Not RotoTillerGuy !

$60.00 / $0.45 = 133.3 sq ft of sod
When it comes time to call and order the Sod, what we could do (if it makes financial sense) is order extra sod and just have extra sod and save on the delivery fee.

The Sod Farm charges $65.00 delivery fee when you are ordering less than 1000 sq ft. If you are ordering less than 500 sq ft they charge another $30.00 (95.00) for delivery. The Sod Farm will not deliver less than 200 sq ft.

$15.00 / $0.45 = 33.3 sq ft
When it comes time to call and order the Sod, what we could do (if it makes financial sense) is order extra sod and just have extra sod and save on the delivery fee.

No Sprinkler System Required.

You already have an existing and fully functional Sprinkler System, or you just don’t want a sprinkler system and are planning on watering by hand yourself. Please keep in mind that the sod farm will not guarantee any sod that does not have a fully functional sprinkler system that is on an automatic timer.

New ($525 per contiguous 1000 sq. ft. Max Area)

Minimum Sprinkler System Req.

(Minimum 1 Sprinkler Systems Reqd) 1 * $525.00 = 525 ($525 per contiguous 1000 sq. ft. Max Area, 100 linear feet Max of Schedule 40 PVC, 12 Sprinkler Heads Max, based on there being ¾” supply pipe for volume with between 60 – 80 psi of water presure)

Copper Plumbing $425.00(minimum) (Copper Materials $200.00) (Specialized skilled labor $225.00)

Copper Plumbing 0 * $100.00 = $ 0 ($350.00(minimum) ,Copper Materials $150.00, Specialized skilled labor $200.00)

Required Hunter/Rainbird (Per valves $103 Plastic Hunter or Rainbird) (Per valves $150 Brass)

Note: Hunter/Rainbird $103 and brass $150

Valve 0 * $103.00 = $ 0

Valve Valve
Valves turn the water on or off to the Sprinkler System, and would need to be wired and connected to a Sprinkler Timer if the Valves are to be turned on and off on a programmed schedule. May require the addition of a $30.00 bit of Sprinkler Wire and the labor to run the wire from the Valves to the Timer and the actual programming of the timers schedule.

Timer ($160 Installed)

Select timer quality.

Timer 0 * $160 = $ 0

An Electrical outlet needs to be present either inside of the house or outside of the house, where the Timer is to be installed; and a wire leading from the Automatic Timer to the Valves needs to also be available. The timer will be wired up to the valves, plugged into the electrical outlet for power, and programmed to run automatically on a schedule.

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If you already have/had a timer, and the old wire that goes from the Timer to the Valves is still there and undamaged or cut, we can reuse the existing wire.

If you have never had an automatic sprinkler system it stands to reason that there isnt a wire yet in place that carries the signal from the Timer to the Valves and you need this wire. Or if the your wire has been damaged a new wire needs to be installed.

100 linear feet maximum. If there is a cement patio or pathways or other obstacles in the way of course there will be additional labor to be considered and added for the effort to run this wire.

Repair/Extra Labor

Time Required.

3 guys working on your crew

(499 sq ft / 400) + 1 extra guy. Minimum 3 guys.

3 *$55.00 = $ 165 per hour for repairs / extra labor

Hours spent repairing your sprinkler system, or moving soil because you want things regraded because of a slope, or digging out roots or chunks of concrete or stone, or bad access to and from the work because of a flight of steps etc. Just generally if its extra work and slows the crew down and costs us an extra hour of work we gotta charge you an extra hour for the crew to be there doing the extra work. We aren’t afraid of good hard work, just that we need to charge for our time to do any extras.

Estimate / Bid

Soil Prep

  • Spreading Compost And Secondary RotoTilling $0.00
  • Total $0.00
  • Disposal
  • Total $0.00
  • Sod $0.00
  • Delivery Fee $0.00
  • Total $0.00
  • Irrigation System $0.00
  • Repairs/Extra Labor $0.00
  • Total $0.00
  • Grand Total $0.00
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Looking for the best landscaper near you in Los Angeles? Look no further than Rototillerguy Landscaping! We provide exceptional landscaping services to residents in the Los Angeles area, San Fernando Valley, West LA, Torrance, Pasadena, and other surrounding Los Angeles County areas. We are a C27 licensed company and our entire process and pricing are transparent and affordable. We will explain, step by step, what your options are and the process it will take us to get there. We offer sod installation, sprinkler installation and repair, compost delivery, and new lawn care services. CREATE  A BID on our website to get started on your landscaping project or CALL US today for more information!


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C27 Licensed Landscaper Los Angeles. Although we are not a Gardener offering ongoing Mow and Blow services, nor are we Landscape Designers or Landscape Architects offering designs and plant selections.  We are the tire hits the road implementors of your designs. The Gardener is probably not qualified to implement an entire Landscape, and the Designer/Architect rarely gets their hands dirty, we get right in there and get the real labor intensive meat and potato’s work done.


Sod Installation

Remove the old weeds and lawn. Pick Axe, by hand, with a Pick Axe, (6 – 8) inches deep. RotoTill 6-8 inches deep. Spread 3″ inches of Compost. RotoTill again to Mix and Blend the three inches of Compost all throughout the top 6-8 inches in the Top Soil layer. Check on necessary repairs to the Irrigation Sprinkler zone pipes. Smooth the Soil back out (not the same thing as grading) Lay the Sod


Sprinkler Installation

We also offer complete sprinkler system installation and repairs on existing systems. Automatic Sprinkler Irrigation Systems consist of four (4) main parts:

  1. Valves (on / off)
  2. Zones (Spray Irrigation Sprinklers for Ground Cover, Drip Irrigation for Individual Plants)
  3. Timer (WiFi, hard programmed)
  4. Wire (goes from the Timer to the Valves)

Sprinkler Repair

If you will call us, and text us specific pictures of your particular Irrigation Sprinkler System Repair, we will help you diagnose what needs repairing so that you can decide to hire us or do the repair yourself.  Either way we would like to come prepared with the necessary items required, and diagnosing what is wrong helps with efficiently making the repair. All sprinkler repairs are done at an affordable labor rate plus the cost of parts if needed. Even if you need a simple replacement sprinkler head or a new valve, we can help


Compost Delivery

Just that, the delivery across town of an amount of Compost Material the Compost gets delivered in your driveway any extra labor required to move Compost to a specific location is just that, extra labor. We do the more labor intensive work of Pick Axing and Rototilling, much deeper than the others will commit to. We bring more quantity of material to amend your soil with, and the quality of using hot composted all organic compost over just using a few handfuls of artificial man made chemical petroleum based fertilizers.


New Lawn Care & Rototilling

If you’re starting a new garden or lawn area, a landscape plan is a great way to get started. Lawn care doesn’t have to be difficult – let us help make it easy for you!

  • Looking to get your yard in tip-top shape?
  • Tired of all the weeds and dead grass?
  • Need a hand with your landscaping in Los Angeles?

Rototilling is a great way to quickly revive your yard. RototillerGuy here to help! Our rototilling service is perfect for getting your garden ready for planting. Let us take care of the hard work for you!

Best Landscaper In Los Angeles

Looking for a vibrant, green lawn all year round? We’re the best landscapers in Los Angeles. We install sod and sprinklers to help maintain a stunning lawn no matter the season!.

So you can have a beautiful lawn all year long!

Landscaping Services Available in Your Area

Los Angeles :   213-924-0590

North Hollywood  :  818-209-4967

Torrance :  310-405-9280

El Monte :   626-216-6136

Santa Monica :  323-217-8886

Long Beach :  562-794-6339

Back in 2008, I started RotoTillerGuy, a Landscape Contractor business

In 2011 a lady asked to interview me about the Landscaping business and she asked me to videotape myself. This is a 20 minute interview, and at times the interviewer is tough to hear. I thought it quite unlikely that anyone would be interested in watching such an off the cuff raw unedited long video, but some 3,000+ views now, and people have said that these YouTube videos are a big reason why they have hired us. Not much has changed (other than pricing, in 9 years). We still do your project as if it were my house. I do things the way I would do them if it were my home.

We aren’t cutting corners, we still Pick Axe 6″ to 8″ inches deep, before using the RotoTiller, to Till (6 to 8)” deep. We still spread a 3″ inch layer of Organic Compost, and then RotoTill again, in order to mix and blend that Compost all throughout that top 6″ inches – 8″ inches topsoil / root zone layer, where it’s of value to your Lawn or Flower Bed or Vegetable Garden. Learn more about why we are best landscaping contractor near you in Los Angeles

Why Choose RotoTillerGuy Landscaper

We are licensed through the California State License Board, so you can rest assured that we know what we’re doing. We have over 20 years of experience in the landscaping industry and our bid/estimate is itemized and completely transparent. We care about our online reputation and user reviews, so you can be sure that we’ll do a great job.

Don’t just take our word for it – read customer reviews for yourself!