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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, 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, 09:36 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 $1000 would seem outrageous.
One hour per 5 to 7 gallon tree seems like a long time unless they're digging the holes with a spoon.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:41 PM
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Do you just use a "$ 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 11-02-2010, 09:50 PM
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How much are you paying per plant?
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:16 PM
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when not sure on planting pricing its usually pretty safe to double the price of the plant
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