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Price to install shrubs/trees

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by buryanek, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. buryanek

    buryanek LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 3

    Hello all,

    I need help with a customer that has requested an estimate to install 18 large bushes or trees that will come up about 5 ft in height with a spacing of 3 ft. This will be along the back of a wire fence of 60 ft that he wants to hide. I live in South Florida. Any suggestions, prices. Thank you
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I'm not sure about down here, but up here, it is usually right around 2x the retail price for the stock delivered and installed. We pay wholesale for it, of course.
  3. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    3X the price!! Covers you, your warranty, and anything else that gets messed up:walking:
  4. wnccutter

    wnccutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    ...that's a little tight with the spacing of the trees...and I'm already assuming they are evergreens...don't forget any costs for mulch, fertilizer, line and stakes, initial planting irrigation or any subsequent irrigation, water hose if he does not have one, planting mix...and etc...check for girdling and let the seller know they are coming back if they are...etc...don't be afraid to bid what it will cost you and for all the time you are going to put in it...when planting hedges or trees it's easy to end up working for free if your not careful...believe me...I know...:cry:
  5. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    plus a bit for a fudge factor, dont forget if some of them die you may end up haveing to replace them..

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