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Slcareco
01-24-2009, 12:01 PM
How do you go about charging for bulb planting? x3 markup on the wholesale price (bulb and installed/bed prep) or how?? thanks

White Gardens
01-25-2009, 09:47 PM
How do you go about charging for bulb planting? x3 markup on the wholesale price (bulb and installed/bed prep) or how?? thanks


I asked this question about 3 months ago when I did fall bulbs.

I think I got around $2.75 a bulb for 250 generic tulip bulbs installed.

Before the ground freezing, I was going to do some high end tulip hybrids that I was going to charge $4.50 bulb.

I think I may have spent $75.00 on materials and about $15.00 on gas. It also took me a little over an hour with a drill auger, so, i felt like I made a good return on the project.

Some guys charge way more. Depends on what you can get I guess.

Az Gardener
01-26-2009, 12:51 AM
Search feature is a wonderful thing http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=250524&highlight=bulbs

White Gardens
01-26-2009, 08:14 PM
Search feature is a wonderful thing http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=250524&highlight=bulbs

I knew that thread was somewhere with all the info AZ.

Good Call, that job seemed like ages ago.

Slcareco
01-27-2009, 10:53 AM
thanks guys for the help!

Slcareco
01-27-2009, 10:57 AM
Did you create a sheet to collect client info, bulb qty, color, etc? What kind of process do you go through from start to finish... including advertising, payment, etc thanks!

Slcareco
01-28-2009, 03:14 PM
Do you guys decide where to place the bulbs or ask the home owner where they would like it?

White Gardens
01-28-2009, 05:27 PM
It's all in what the customer wants, with my suggestions of course.

I just kind of look at a site and get a feel for a color scheme, and suggest that to my customer and go from there.

All the bulbs I do are spring bulbs, so as soon as they bloom I take pics to know where they are in case I have a couple of bare spots and need to know where to fill in.

Unless I'm doing a very detailed, very unique set of bulbs for a customer, then I really don't keep a detailed record of them.