View Full Version : Prices for landscaping services

bass is good
03-24-2010, 08:37 AM
I have a small lawn/landscape company in Jacksonville, FL. I am curious what everybody is charging for landscaping services. What do you guys normally charge for the following :

Mulching- per cu yd - cost is around 23.00 per yard

Sod work - do you charge for killing old grass/weeds, tilling, sod removal,
ground prep, sod installation separately or one charge per
pallet for everything? What about small jobs where you have to
buy sod by the piece? Prices for a pallet have dropped in the last
year - now about 70.00 per pallet.

Plants - 1 gal, 3 gal ,5 gal, etc. Some plants are more expensive than
others. Do you have a flat labor fee on each plant?

Trees - Same as with plants- do you charge a flat labor fee based on the
size? Do you mark up the price of the plant/tree?

Dirt - topsoil, fill dirt, sand etc. What is your labor charge for this?

Irrigation - what do you charge to inspect an irrigation system? Do you
charge by the zone? How much to replace heads, pop-ups, large
rotors, etc. Hourly rate? Mark-up on supplies?

I would greatly appreciate any feedback form you. I just have a feeling that I tend to underestimate and underprice so I would like an idea of the general standards out there that everybody is getting. Thanks a lot !!

Turf Logic
03-25-2010, 09:12 AM
Cost of materials + overhead+burden=cost, then add the percentage on the job you want to make. You wil lose job after job bidding by the plant or per anything pretty much. When times were good I use to bid three times the cost of materials and that was always more than enough profit however in this market it is next to impossible to get that.

03-25-2010, 02:45 PM
the mulch is that what you are paying or selling it for? around here mulch cost us 25to27 a yard and thats a discount.

04-25-2010, 01:56 AM
$35-50 per man hour plus materials.