price for small bed

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by rockandroller, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
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    I have a small project I'd like to get comps on. I'm putting in a hosta bed around a magnolia tree. The tree is surrounded by a ring of ivy which goes out about 4 ft from the base, so I'm not having to prep the whole area of the circle. I'm coming in to till and amend the bed, edge out the 70 ft circle, (total bed circumference) plant 18 small hostas, then add 1.5 yd. mulch.
    Any bids???????? I came in at $285...Thanks for the input
    :cool:
     
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    according to Hoyle:

    You are getting $26.25 for the tilling and bed amending

    If you are paying retail for the Hostas you are getting far less.

    If you are going to do landscape work try to do it at market value.

    Be carefull with that tiller around the roots of that tree,hosta doesn't look good around a dead tree.
     
  3. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Coffeecraver,

    Thanks for the reply. A bit unclear on your response though. You saying I bid it to low?? Just looking for a comparative price to gauge mine. I forgot to mention, the hostas will be provided for....no expense there for me. I thought $285 might be high. Still havn't heard back from the client, so we'll see!!!:cool:
     
  4. Ken Kesey

    Ken Kesey LawnSite Member
    from Here
    Posts: 114

    Do not till the bed for reasons stated above.

    Pull ivy out by hand.

    Simply add soil amendment with existing soil to each hosta.

    1-½ yards of mulch? Just charge for 2.

    My price: Around $350.

    How did you come to the $285?

    Are your customers providing the amendment, too? My price is with soil amendment and labor.
     
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    if you are not providing the hosta your fine
    but still watch the tilling ,pull by hand as suggusted by Ken
     

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