schurb relocation

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by new to landscape, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. new to landscape

    new to landscape LawnSite Member
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    hey guys,
    i have to give an estimate on relocating 2 schrubs. first i would like to know how to bid this,and second whats the best way to relocate with no damages ..its being moved from the front yard to the back.thanks in advance
     
  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    1. Shrub identification
    2. Growing requirements--sun/shade
    3. Site where shrub is being transplanted
    4. Site soil conditions
    5. Removing enough root zone to allow for transplanting
    6. Digging proper hole and adding back in soil amendments
    7. Watering on schedule to ensure moisture/mulching if not bare root.

    Give some more information on the plants in question and I am sure a member from your locale can help you. Above is some questions I am sure the pro's will ask you!!
     
  3. new to landscape

    new to landscape LawnSite Member
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    its a liliac bush.
     
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wait till after the shrub blooms, then dig around the drip line and take as much lateral roots as possible and then deep enough to keep a good tap root.

    http://www.gardenersnet.com/lilac/transplantinglilacs.htm

    Check this site out since the lilac is one a dozen other shrubbery that is easy to transplant.
     
  5. new to landscape

    new to landscape LawnSite Member
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    thanks so much
     
  6. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
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    Keep plenty of dirt/soil intact too.
     
  7. new to landscape

    new to landscape LawnSite Member
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    how should i charge ?
     
  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do it while it is still dormant. April is best for transplnting, May is Iffy, and June is out...

    If you are moving it from a shady location to a sunny one pay special attentin to water. Move a bunch of the suckers over as well, just in case the HO doesn't care for it, and don't fertilize... :)
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    No one asked how big the lilacs are.

    Charge enough so you can replace with new when / if these die.
     
  10. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hahaha, yeah those "French Lilacs" can get a 15' trunk, and will never transplant... I guess we were assuming that this was the traditional American Lilac that spreads like quackgrass... :)
     

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