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Charging to Plant

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Amazing Earth Landscapes, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Amazing Earth Landscapes

    Amazing Earth Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    So I'm doing a rather large pool renovation, everything is going smooth but when it comes time to install plants, the owners went and purchased the plants. I know what I would charge when buying the plants, hauling them to the job and planting them, but can you guys reccomend a rate at which you charge to plant when the plants are provided.

    Thanks alot!

    Posts: 1,343

    In this instance we will normally do a flat rate per plant based on size and amount of materials needed to amend soil.
  3. Amazing Earth Landscapes

    Amazing Earth Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    What would your rate typically be?
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    I charge by the hour or day when planting, because the care in planting is most important aspect of the job... everyone loses when proper plant care goes out the window and some plants start dying or even languishing... charge enough to come back and water at least twice in the next 5 days...
  5. g&MWorkslandscape

    g&MWorkslandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    what do you guys usually charge for purchase/delivery/installation of the plant? do you double the cost of the plant?

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