View Full Version : Planting Bulbs

Green Acres
12-20-2005, 01:58 PM
I'm getting ready to go look at a proberty to bid on for maintance. Part of the bid is planting bulbs, I was wondering how you charge for this. I know it depends on the price of the bulbs but how would you charge for labor. Also what is the best way to plant the bulbs. I have seen guys using those little augers. Any info would be great thanks.

12-20-2005, 03:47 PM
When we plant bulbs we usually till the entire bed so it is really soft and the dive in. the augers are nice if your soil is a but on the hard side. we plant about 60,000 bulbs each year... you have to figure out a labor rate for planting a single bulb. Ie could you till a bed and plant 60 bulbs in an hour? but if you do a fall rotation of flowers, you could just bury your bulb under the annual plant and save a small snippet of time...so long you are plandingthe annual close enough together to give the desired effect in the spring....

12-21-2005, 08:54 AM
we also till the whole area and go at it with a dipple