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Old 11-01-2010, 09:50 PM
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Labor to plant 21 five gallon leyland cypress

Do you just use a "$ per plant"?
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:51 PM
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Are you amending the soil in any way? Mulching after plating? Is this a full install, or a just a quick plant and go? If it's a quick plant and go, I'd probably charge per plant, but if I was doing a full install, I'd prepare a total estimate with soil work, planting, mulch, etc.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:04 PM
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leylands

just a quick plant n go....which is why i am confused on how to price it.
i do 99% complete landscape projects (edge, mulch, fabric, etc)

customer just wants 21 leylands planted alongside neighbors fence to eventually block out the junk she sees in his yard. i am getting 7 gallon leylands.

how much should i charge per plant
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:05 PM
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Assuming no rock about 1 hr each...at whatever your labor charge. We would probably charge $50 each. But got to know customer and how busy you are etc.... To many of our customers $1000 would seem outrageous.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:36 PM
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Assuming no rock about 1 hr each...at whatever your labor charge. We would probably charge $50 each. But got to know customer and how busy you are etc.... To many of our customers $1000 would seem outrageous.
One hour per 5 to 7 gallon tree seems like a long time unless they're digging the holes with a spoon.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:21 PM
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I would charge $120.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:57 PM
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250 if its easy digging, 350 if its hard. Of course you make your money on the plants right? Should take about 4hrs for one guy depending on soil.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:41 PM
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Do you just use a "$ per plant"?
This is typical for a "how much to charge for planting" thread. Everybody is all over the place in pricing. (as would be expected.)

Why don't you take an empty 7 gal container; dig a hole in your yard and see how long it takes you.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:19 AM
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This is typical for a "how much to charge for planting" thread. Everybody is all over the place in pricing. (as would be expected.)

Why don't you take an empty 7 gal container; dig a hole in your yard and see how long it takes you.

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!

You'd think actually having planted a few at some point in one's life would be a prerequisite to doing it for a living. Because doing that one would soon realize that soil varies, access to the planting spot varies, proximity to utility lines and plumbing can be an issue, drive time from supplier to property varies, etc, etc, etc.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:43 PM
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i wouldn't but for someone who doesn't know what to charge can get an rough idea this way...if plants have to be transported farther, harder digging, etc. would increase this. Obviously someone who is buying discounted shrubs should realize this as well. In this case when planting 21 trees they have to be around $100 each, so $2100 in labor would work for me in this scenario. My crew and I would have this done in a day.
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