Price For Planting Azaleas

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by B&B LAWN, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. B&B LAWN

    B&B LAWN LawnSite Senior Member
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    A GUY CALLS ME TODAY AND WANTS ME TO GIVE HIM AN ESTIMATE TO PLANT 20 AZALEAS. HOW MUCH WOULD YOU GUYS CHARGE.
     
  2. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
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    How big of a plant does he want? Will you be picking them up or will he have them at the property for you to plant?
     
  3. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Somewhere between $1,000 and 1,000,000 or if you think you can "Get in good with them" charge $30. Great question by the way.......Also turn off your CAP's Lock.
     
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    First off, when would he want these planted?
    If its now, he is going to have to be told to keep these well watered going into the summer like this.
    Also, to get good results, he should have soil that is suited for azaleas. Azaleas thrive on a soil pH between 4.5 to 6.

    Now you didn't ask all that. Onto your question.
    Your price, as mentioned above, will depend upon if you will have to pick these up for the customer, or will the azaleas aready be on the premises?
     
  5. B&B LAWN

    B&B LAWN LawnSite Senior Member
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    he will have the azaleas already on the property
     
  6. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    Id charge between $75 and $100 depending on how tough the soil is to dig in.
     
  7. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
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    What size are they? Is the bed ready to plant, or does prep work need to be done? Is a guarantee supposed to be included in this. I never guarantee anything I dont pick up.

    Bryan
     
  8. B&B LAWN

    B&B LAWN LawnSite Senior Member
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    there is no prep work. he had bushes there and he already pulled them up and cleared it out a few years ago. the soil is very soft and it should be an easy job. i went and talked to him today and gave him a price of $4-5 a bush. so that would be from $80- $100. does this sound about right?
     
  9. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
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    I'd do it for that, if the owner took responsibility for the plants. Should be quick easy money.

    Bryan
     
  10. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
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    I believe it's a little on the low side.

    Sound like the kind of guy who's trying to put one over on you. What happens if you discover there's an old root or trunk from a previous shrub in exactly the spot where he wants one or more azaleas planted? Do you have a contingency for that?

    What happens if, after they are all planted, he says "Great! Now in the back of my SUV I have 11 bags of pine bark mulch I want placed around them...that is included right?"

    When he waves the cash, will you let him burn you for another hour?

    I'm not trying to put you down. I have the sense that you are somewhat new to the business. What I'm saying is to think about all the possibilities. There are people out there that will take advantage of a young, aggressive and motivated upstart like yourself.

    Don't sell yourself short young man.

    Ed
     

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