Arborvitae Installation

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Infinite, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Infinite

    Infinite LawnSite Member
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    I have a simple arborvitae installation coming up for a close relative and was just wondering what a reasonable price per plant would be?
     
  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Close relative...Cost of the plant I would think and a thank you for helping get you some other business and for allowing you to put your sign out front.
     
  3. Infinite

    Infinite LawnSite Member
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    So ur saying if the plants cost 70 dollars charge them 70 for the install?
     
  4. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For a close relative, yes. Is it your mother or sister, brother? A cousin I may add a charge on but not for a close relative.
     
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would also do a free installation and charge retail for the tree's to cover my gas to p/up and deliver them.IF it is a close relative,but beware..one relative tells another and it can snowball on you.
    Avoid this by telling the close relative that if anybody asked they paid you to install the plants.
    But if the close relative insists on paying you then charge them retail for the plants and hourly for the install...
    I mean hey if they are going to throw money at me I will take it.
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why are you paying $70 for a arborvitea? I can get 4' tall ones for $9.99
     
  7. Infinite

    Infinite LawnSite Member
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    70 dollars for 7 of them
     
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats more like it.

    I'd charge them $100 for the plants. Its a nice even number. $4.28 profit per plant isn't really that much.
     
  9. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    where??? Wal-mart??? Not at the wholesale Nurserys around here...
     
  10. Infinite

    Infinite LawnSite Member
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    Yeah at walmart.
     

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