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Planting Bulbs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Green Acres, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 316

    I'm getting ready to go look at a proberty to bid on for maintance. Part of the bid is planting bulbs, I was wondering how you charge for this. I know it depends on the price of the bulbs but how would you charge for labor. Also what is the best way to plant the bulbs. I have seen guys using those little augers. Any info would be great thanks.
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    When we plant bulbs we usually till the entire bed so it is really soft and the dive in. the augers are nice if your soil is a but on the hard side. we plant about 60,000 bulbs each year... you have to figure out a labor rate for planting a single bulb. Ie could you till a bed and plant 60 bulbs in an hour? but if you do a fall rotation of flowers, you could just bury your bulb under the annual plant and save a small snippet of time...so long you are plandingthe annual close enough together to give the desired effect in the spring....
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    we also till the whole area and go at it with a dipple

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