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Old 01-21-2000, 07:59 PM
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How much do you charge to plant annuals and 1,5,15, etc. gallon plants?
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Old 01-22-2000, 03:09 AM
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CGS, invest in a production times manual, the money is well worth it. Nelson Associates book store has a link at the top of this page.<br>1gal 15 per hr<br>3gal 9 &quot; &quot;<br>7&quot; 5 &quot; &quot;<br>2.5&quot; 36 &quot; 2hr
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Old 01-22-2000, 07:52 AM
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While on this subject. Anyone here use Means Landscape Etimating and Cost Data. (or have used it in the past) This book is revised yrly and contains alot of info. for most all landscaping tasks.<br>
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Old 01-22-2000, 08:11 AM
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CLM1-<p>Is there a web page where that is available? If so, could you post it? I'd be very interested. As we add new services to our lineup, a pricing guide would help. I'm tired of the &quot;fly by night&quot; literature that is so readily available on this subject. I see the advice some of these &quot;gurus&quot; offer and I realize right away that the source isn't trustworthy. I'm looking for legitimate answers, not hoodoo voodoo infomercial fodder. Thanks!<p>John
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Old 01-22-2000, 08:33 AM
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I was just wondering if I was charging to little or too much.<p>What I'm currently charging is:<p>1 gal. $8-$10 ea. (depending on the terrain)<br>2 gal. $8-$10 ea. (depending on the terrain)<br>5 gal. $15-$25 ea. (depending on the terrain and if they need to be staked[5gal. trees])<p>This is if you have to quality pick them, deliver, and install them.
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Old 01-27-2000, 06:41 AM
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Retro, here's the web address you need - www.rsmeans.com/direct - Ph.# 1-800-334-3509.
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Old 01-27-2000, 08:08 AM
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I use 1.5 times the wholesale cost of the plant. ground covers and annuals 3x cost.<p>
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Old 01-27-2000, 12:31 PM
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I went ahead and ordered the Means CostWorks Site Work & Landscape Cost Data 2000 the cost was $99.95 in CDROM the SKU# is 65280. It should arrive next week. You could go to &lt;a href=&quot;http://nt.receptive.com/rsmeans/bookstore/&quot;&gt;Bookstore&lt;/a&gt; and do a search for &quot;Landscape&quot;. It gives you a list of all Landscape related books. You may want to consider purchasing Landscape Estimating, 3rd Edition by Sylvia H. Chattin<br>ISBN 0-87629-534-0 the cost is $62.95. I looked up this book at &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0876295340/o/qid=948748322/sr=8-1/002-1066631-9453822&quot;&gt;Amazon.com&lt;/a&gt; and the price was around $40. I may order this also but I want to get my software first.<p>You could go to Barnes and Noble or other book stores and check out the paper backs. It looks really hard at first to understand but if you read the instructions carefully you will be able to learn it pretty quickly.<br>
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Old 01-27-2000, 12:53 PM
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There are other books like &quot;20 Secrets for Landscape Contractors&quot; at Amazon.com
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Old 01-27-2000, 08:30 PM
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CGS, let us know how you like the Means CD ROM. Thanks!
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