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Old 11-13-2008, 10:16 AM
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per plant price

I have a customer who has beds prepared and plants purchased. He just needs someone to plant for him. What would be acceptable per plant price for 3 gal. and 7 gal. plants? We usually provide plants and charge 2.25 times the cost of the plant so we can afford to guarantee the plants so I'm not sure what to charge in this case.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:15 PM
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Why not find out how much the plants cost and still charge that?
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:28 PM
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Hows the soil, how many plants do you have to put down, depending on the landscape I would charge any where from $6-8 per plant.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:55 PM
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thanks

thanks cpel2004. There is just under 50 plants about half 3 and half 7 gal.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:52 PM
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By the hour.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:02 PM
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Hows the soil, how many plants do you have to put down, depending on the landscape I would charge any where from $6-8 per plant.
How can you make any money charging 8/shrub?

Charge a day rate of 1600.00 even if you get out of there in 4 hours.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:37 PM
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Charge a day rate of 1600.00 even if you get out of there in 4 hours.[/QUOTE]

Wow, $1600 for one day labor? I'm speechless. Do you work for the CEO of Exxon?
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:43 PM
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I don't think Jnyz's rates are applicable to most of us judging by some of the other pricing I have seen from him as well.

I want to see your crib JNyz.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:25 PM
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Charge a day rate of 1600.00 even if you get out of there in 4 hours.
Wow, $1600 for one day labor? I'm speechless. Do you work for the CEO of Exxon?[/QUOTE]

$1,600...maybe too cheap. Are we talking a six man crew with three two man augers and a foreman?
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:39 PM
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Exactly right, ARGOS. They need to figure out production rates per plant, applying equipment and workers to get your hours. Add your markup to wholesale $ for replacement plant insurance (hopefully just added profit if properly installed). We have line item costs for plants based on production rates by plant size, translating into hourly charge.

Let me know if this is wrong...we are fairly new in the landscaping realm, but I think it's common sense. We design/build mostly waterscapes and hardscapes. We charge $200/hr for a 5-man crew and applicable equipment.....yes, maybe higher than some competitors but you need to show what you can DO. Portray the overall value. Who wants to be the low baller and not make any money?!

We don't mow lawns, so we're not talking apples to apples with the lawn guys.
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