Bed redo, how long would it take?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Dave does lawns, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    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?
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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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... :)
     
  3. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Charge them $960.00 for the day.
     
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    One man = $600/day Labor only
     
  5. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    2 guys three hrs. plus material l cost.
     
  7. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can tear out two established contenester hedges and everything else and replant in 3 hours with 2 guys?
     
  8. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    $175 bed prep.
    $250 5-#3 roses installed.
    $115 1.5 yards of brown Mulch
    installed.
    $50 debris dump.
    $590 and finished before lunch.
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