Bush Removal and Planting

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by dsikaras, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. dsikaras

    dsikaras LawnSite Member
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    I have to put in an estimate for removing some damaged bushes and replacing them with new ones. The bushes are about 3ft high and 4ft wide. What would you guys charge for removing these and what would you charge for planting? Also, how much do you guys mark up prices on bushes/plants for your customers. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Posts: 1,008

    the difficulty level varies tremendously depending on the type of bush youre removing
     
  3. dsikaras

    dsikaras LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    They are everlow yew bushes.
     
  4. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Posts: 1,008

    i double my plant cost for warranty

    how many
     
  5. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    ten or fifteen minutes to remove each plant, fifteen to plant each new one,
    your time to pick up the plants-I try to charge what the wholesaler would charge me for delivery, and then your time to go to the dump and your dump fee. Add in some bone-meal and ever-green fertilizer. And then a few minutes to water every-thing

    Double the price for the plants sounds alright.

    Are you going to give them a one year warranty on the installation?
    That's pretty standard.

    Taxus sp. (yew) do not like to be planted in wet soils or areas that flood.
    If you have yellow tree in your plantings, check the soil for water retention.
    Plant them higher if you have to
     

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