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bass is good
03-24-2010, 07:37 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, 08:12 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.

brianslawncare
03-25-2010, 01:45 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.

tedblackwood
04-25-2010, 12:56 AM
$35-50 per man hour plus materials.