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40 boxwood

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Deebo53, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Deebo53

    Deebo53 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Hey guys, I want to give a guy who owns a shopping center an estimate. He wants 40 boxwoods planted. My total cost after labor and everything would be around 1500. How much would you guys quote him at I was thinking about $2500. Do you think thats reasonable?? Thank you, all advice is appreciated.
  2. Tq23

    Tq23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    If you are offering him any kind of warranty on the plants, make sure you add that into the price.
  3. Deebo53

    Deebo53 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    How much extra do you usually charge on warranty? Does it vary on the job?
  4. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    How many gallon containers are the boxwoods? Or are the B&B?

    Your estimate sounds about right, depending on the conditions. Hopefully you aren't digging through rock... commercial sites can have crappy soil. I have a mini skid with an auger so I'd use that if you can get one to speed things up.
  5. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Posts: 447

    $25 a tree? That's it?
  6. Tq23

    Tq23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    The cost you need to add in for warranty, depends on the cost of the shrubs.
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Don't forget about watering for a month too.

    That and is there rock beds or mulch beds? If there is nothing, you need to figure out some sort of mulch so that they don't dry out quickly.

  8. Deebo53

    Deebo53 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I get them for about $27 a tree from a local nursery. We are still learning the hardway with out planting. The good old shovel and top soil haha Thanks for the input guys, he still hasnt called me back, i will probably follow up on Monday

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