Install Garden

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dutchman, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. dutchman

    dutchman LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 106

    I will be installing a Garden the plant price is $1100. what to charge for planting. I still have to make the beds.
     
  2. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
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    must be a huge garden to get 1100 in plants????????? you want to get your overhead recovery, production hrs, profit!:drinkup:
     
  3. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    what size is this garden?what are you planting?are you buying from a wholesaler and are you getting a good deal?1100.00 is a lot of plantings or you are not buying well,are you in naug.
     
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Well well I dunno...I just dunno..do you have any kind of PLAN?What plant's?How many?What size?How's the soil?Digging by hand or useing an auger?B&B? Container?Bareroot?Any tree's?Have you any expierience in doing this work or is it your first time?
     
  5. dutchman

    dutchman LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 106

    I buy whole sale. I have to take out some sod to make the beds. I will get you some more info Tonight.
     
  6. dutchman

    dutchman LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 106

    3 trees13 shrubs10 roses14 Grasses 23perennials The 2 beds are 10x 40. We will digging these beds by hand have to take out the grass. And ther are some small beds to be dig.Making existing beds bigger
     
  7. dutchman

    dutchman LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 106

    Yes I am in Naug. I buy whole sale.The $1100 is whole sale includes Tax
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    OK dutchman 1st..you need to mark-up all your plants to the customer..you do not give them the plants for what youget them for..add at the very least 20% to the price of each plant and tree.
    Then just to make a stab at it..charge $75.00 per hour of work you do yourself and $125.00 per hour if you have a helper and if you both can do the work in a reasonable amount of time.This is a base for you to work from...not a price to be written in stone...I can't see the job and don't know the digging conditions nor your level of expierience...but that is basic for landscape labor around here and here is not there.But that's neither here nor there.
     

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