have a question for you

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by huskymower, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. huskymower

    huskymower LawnSite Member
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    I am doing a job now and putting out gardening soil and I picked it up from the store and was wondering how much you would charge in labor. any suggestion would be appreciated thank you.
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    How much soil is it, what is the size and location of the area...basically specifics?
     
  3. huskymower

    huskymower LawnSite Member
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    I am doing a flower bed that is probably 4 foot by 15 foot and put it around 8 trees the soil around the trees probably go out about 2 foot I am probably going about 3/4 of a foot deep.
     
  4. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    did you start a job without giving a price first.... or are you trying to justify a price you already gave them...
     
  5. huskymower

    huskymower LawnSite Member
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    already gave price
     
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why are you adding soil around trees?If you don't mind me asking?
    Adding soil around the root area of trees can eventually kill them is why I asked.
     
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you don't mind, What price did you qoute?

    Joe
    J&R Lawn and Landscaping
     
  8. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Exactly what I was thinking. Beat me to it.Placing that much soil around them is a :nono:
     
  9. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    if you charge by the bag i would go by atleast 300 % of the purchase price to justify fuel and labor.
     

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