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Planting flower bulbs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lech615, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Lech615

    Lech615 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    A condo complex I mow wants flower bulbs palnted in their beds. I figure I will need about 1800 bulbs to complete the job. This will allow for flowers from early spring through early summer. I am not sure how to price the job. Any suggestions?

  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    I get a buck a bulb for tulips, daffs, and hyacinths. 1/2 a buck for snowdrops, grape hyacinths, etc. 1800 bulbs should take 3-4 hrs with a bulb drill.
  3. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Definitly use a bulb drill. They are the cats a**. One guy drills the holes, the other drops in the bulbs and fills.
  4. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    For consistent results, place a piece of masking tape on the drill bit at the depth you want, so that when you are making multiple holes, they stay all the same. Makes for a better emergence!
  5. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Anyone know where i can buy a bulb drill? Is there a website? Last week,i planted 300 tulip bulbs.I rented a large bit for 6 bucks for the day.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I have 2 of them. Home Depot and Sears sells them for around $20. It is 3 inches in diameter.
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Thanks Bob
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I have 2 of the red augers ( 3 incher's) and the silver one is great for planting annuals.

  9. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    how far apart do you all plant the bulbs?
  10. aquablue16

    aquablue16 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    It usually says on the box or bag what is the recommended spacing.

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