cost?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by keyth, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. keyth

    keyth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I was wondering what was the going rate of planting small trees I have some coming up and if i can up my profit it would be nice.
     
  2. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Posts: 77

    I usually charge 2.5 times what the plant cost.
     
  3. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Howdy there Tennissippi.

    I just wanted show off my Avatar.

    Hope they meet in the SEC Tourney
     
  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    4x plant price to plant and mark up the plant 100%
     
  5. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Posts: 77

    Me too! A little revenge is neccesary...LOL! Good luck this season.

    And weatherman...that's a good way to price yourself out of business.
     
  6. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Yea,
    I would have to agree 4x the price is toooo steep.

    But, it is your biz not mine.
     
  7. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,411

    so a 6-7 foot arborvite that is roughtly 65 dollars my cost and a home owner can get from the local farm for 70 and home depot for 80-90 would cost 390 to buy it and plant it id be happy to see 150 on that.
     
  8. DAZED AND CONFUSED

    DAZED AND CONFUSED LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    guess their are questions you have to ask yourself in doing plantings
    (a) are you going to guarantee your work and does this cover materials and labor
    (b) is customer providing material or do you have to go choose,purchase,deliver, and install (obviously theese things take time and your time is your money)

    average equation in my area including full gaurentee goes as follows

    retail cost + 33% markup (this covers my cost for part b) + total = installed price

    100.00 tree +33.oo mark up + 133 installed and guarnteed = 266.00 price

    hopes this helps
     
  9. DAZED AND CONFUSED

    DAZED AND CONFUSED LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    sorry for spelling errors my children are climbing on me lol
     

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