Pricing plants?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by crusty_crab80, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. crusty_crab80

    crusty_crab80 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alaska
    Posts: 403

    How do you price out plant materials for install?


    I've seen many different strategies.

    Do you:
    -Charge 2x for each plant which includes shopping, delivery and instal?
    -Charge 3x for each plant which includes shopping, delivery, instal and warranty?

    Or
    Mark up each plant (XX?%) and charge for install of all plants by the hour (total hours x your regular rate?)

    Tnx
     
  2. coultman859

    coultman859 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    This. I do 60% markup(which with my discounts at suppliers ends up being close to what they would have paid if they bought the plants), and then charge labor. I do have a $50 markup minimum per trip. This means if I run out to get three hostas totaling $60 my cost, the customer is paying $110, not the 60% rate($96). I usually just go once on Monday and get all my plants for the week though.
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