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Old 09-13-2012, 10:58 AM
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Bed redo, how long would it take?

I got a 20'x3' bed with a cotoneaster on each end and a bunch of random flowers and weeds between them.

Customer wants it all gone and roses planted.

step one: Rip it all out.

Step two:Plant 4-5 rose bush.

step three: add mulch maybe.

No fancy machines likely just two guys doing the job.

Never done this before, and willing to hear advise.

Reason of this post,? How long would it take 1-2 guys to get this done?
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:38 PM
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Cut that creepinging cotoneaster off at the base and paint the stump with RU straight from the bottle... dig your holes for the roses, cleaning them up nicely and filling them with water... comeback after lunch and see that they've drained and stick in the roses and flood the holes again, making sure there are no possible air pockets left down around the root ball... charge one full day for the actual work and another half day for one guy to come back twice in the course of the following week to soak them in again...

That's what I'd do... and charge for dumping the plant debris...
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:34 PM
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Charge them $960.00 for the day.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:59 PM
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One man = $600/day Labor only
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:27 PM
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12 hours
5 rose buses
fertilizer
.65 cu.yd. mulch

$1000.00

Clients answer, "that's way too much".

Like I said I've never done this before, I think I am offering to do it too cheap.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:44 PM
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2 guys three hrs. plus material l cost.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:45 PM
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2 guys three hrs. plus material l cost.
You can tear out two established contenester hedges and everything else and replant in 3 hours with 2 guys?
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:46 PM
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That's ok, you don't need to work for everyone. Someone said to me one time, "J. you can't do all the work." It has stuck with me a long time and helped me in many ways.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:48 PM
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No fancy machines likely just two guys doing the job.
I haven't gotten past this part yet.

I wouldn't use a fancy machine either, but I sure wouldn't do it by hand.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:54 PM
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$175 bed prep.
$250 5-#3 roses installed.
$115 1.5 yards of brown Mulch
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$50 debris dump.
$590 and finished before lunch.
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