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Planting

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CGS, Jan 21, 2000.

  1. CGS

    CGS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    How much do you charge to plant annuals and 1,5,15, etc. gallon plants?
     
  2. green1thumb

    green1thumb LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Posts: 7

    CGS, invest in a production times manual, the money is well worth it. Nelson Associates book store has a link at the top of this page.<br>1gal 15 per hr<br>3gal 9 &quot; &quot;<br>7&quot; 5 &quot; &quot;<br>2.5&quot; 36 &quot; 2hr
     
  3. CLM1

    CLM1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    While on this subject. Anyone here use Means Landscape Etimating and Cost Data. (or have used it in the past) This book is revised yrly and contains alot of info. for most all landscaping tasks.<br>
     
  4. Retro67

    Retro67 Banned
    Posts: 207

    CLM1-<p>Is there a web page where that is available? If so, could you post it? I'd be very interested. As we add new services to our lineup, a pricing guide would help. I'm tired of the &quot;fly by night&quot; literature that is so readily available on this subject. I see the advice some of these &quot;gurus&quot; offer and I realize right away that the source isn't trustworthy. I'm looking for legitimate answers, not hoodoo voodoo infomercial fodder. Thanks!<p>John
     
  5. CGS

    CGS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    I was just wondering if I was charging to little or too much.<p>What I'm currently charging is:<p>1 gal. $8-$10 ea. (depending on the terrain)<br>2 gal. $8-$10 ea. (depending on the terrain)<br>5 gal. $15-$25 ea. (depending on the terrain and if they need to be staked[5gal. trees])<p>This is if you have to quality pick them, deliver, and install them.
     
  6. CLM1

    CLM1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Retro, here's the web address you need - www.rsmeans.com/direct - Ph.# 1-800-334-3509.
     
  7. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    I use 1.5 times the wholesale cost of the plant. ground covers and annuals 3x cost.<p>
     
  8. CGS

    CGS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    I went ahead and ordered the Means CostWorks Site Work & Landscape Cost Data 2000 the cost was $99.95 in CDROM the SKU# is 65280. It should arrive next week. You could go to &lt;a href=&quot;http://nt.receptive.com/rsmeans/bookstore/&quot;&gt;Bookstore&lt;/a&gt; and do a search for &quot;Landscape&quot;. It gives you a list of all Landscape related books. You may want to consider purchasing Landscape Estimating, 3rd Edition by Sylvia H. Chattin<br>ISBN 0-87629-534-0 the cost is $62.95. I looked up this book at &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0876295340/o/qid=948748322/sr=8-1/002-1066631-9453822&quot;&gt;Amazon.com&lt;/a&gt; and the price was around $40. I may order this also but I want to get my software first.<p>You could go to Barnes and Noble or other book stores and check out the paper backs. It looks really hard at first to understand but if you read the instructions carefully you will be able to learn it pretty quickly.<br>
     
  9. CGS

    CGS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    There are other books like &quot;20 Secrets for Landscape Contractors&quot; at Amazon.com
     
  10. Yard

    Yard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    CGS, let us know how you like the Means CD ROM. Thanks!
     

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