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Old 05-14-2004, 03:43 PM
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What to charge for plant install?

How would you guys charge to install plants/flowers/shrubs?

And when you go out and buy the plants/flowers/shrubs at a nursery, do you markup the material? IF SO, by how much?
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Old 05-14-2004, 04:04 PM
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Generally I mark up any materials/plants/shrubs 10%, and then charge hourly as always for install, based on how long it will take me.

so for a $50 tree, my cost, I'll charge the customer $55, plus say 1 hour labor to install, so $110 total.
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Old 05-14-2004, 04:06 PM
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i usually mark material up 75-100% depending on what I paid for the material. If you are a landscaper that has accounts with wholesale companies then you can make a good $$$$ on the material. I also charge a hourly fee of 60.00. If its an easy job Ill do the pricing that way. If it is a POA job i'll add a little more to cover my headaches. Also be aware that you have to warranty your plants too.
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Old 05-14-2004, 05:13 PM
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I use a mark up of 15%-25% depending on where I buy it plus an hourly labor rate.
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Old 05-14-2004, 05:34 PM
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YOU must warranty your plants? for how long?

How do you warranty your plants? Do you tell them you will warranty your plants if you take care of them?
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Old 05-14-2004, 06:19 PM
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All plants are warranted for one year if i maintain them.

Find out were to get your nursery lic its 75.00 but you get plants wholesale.

I just did a job for 2000.00 plants cost me 200.00. If i would have went to the nursery they would have cost me 600.00 get the lic
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Old 05-14-2004, 09:08 PM
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Another question, I have this customer in her roof patio is where she wants to install plants.

Right now there is potting soil in it, can you install azaleas, emerald cedars, boxwoods, flowers in potting soil?

I suggested to her to remove the potting soil and add fresh new topsoil in her little patio garden bed!
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Old 05-14-2004, 10:30 PM
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different plant need different soil azaleas need acidic soil
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Old 05-14-2004, 11:13 PM
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I dont think azalea's will be a good idea anymore.. I just realized that their roots are pretty strong and wild and if I were to plant them in her patio it willscrew her patio up, lol
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