Planting Bulbs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by alpine692003, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    How many of ya like planting bulbs? I'm enjoying this, I have a client that wants bulbs planted in her garden.. ie) crocus and lilies..

    The funny thing is, I'm learning how to plant these bulbs in my school for Monday.. I have to present to the class how to plant these bulbs and the soil recommendations.. I'm loving it :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    I get to learn about bulbs and charge customers on installing bulbs :)

    Now, how do you guys charge customers on installing bulbs? Just by the hour?

    ie) a bag of 10 crocus costs you $20, yo ufigure it will take 1hr?

    so $60/h + $20 bubls = $80

    that seem right oy ou guys? 1hr
  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    if it takes you an hour to plant 10 crocus bulbs you need some help. Honestly, crocus are planted in groups so it wont really take you that long at all. I f you look at landscape installs for comparison, I usually go for about 30% of the plant cost for install cost. if I am feeling really lucky, otherwise less.
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    $1 per bulb (tulips, daffs, hyacinths, etc.), 3/$1 (crocus, grape hyacinths, etc.) That price includes the bulbs, bonemeal. I use a drill to install. A couple hundred bulbs per hour is about the norm.
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    Thanks guys,

    I'm going to charge $2 per bulb..

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