What would you charge for this?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by All Pro Lawn Care, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. All Pro Lawn Care

    All Pro Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 99

    To take out 4 small bushes and then put in 2 lemon, 1 orange, and 1 grapefruit? He has already bought the trees and they are in 5 gal buckets. I would buy the supplies to build it up and dig the holes. The trees were about 25 bucks each.
     
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Build it up?? Are you creating a mound? -or- Are you just referring to compost?

    Depending how local it is for you and ease of disposal of the 4.........$150 if all the "ease" is there.

    I would only do this in 2 cases........a friend/customer or someone that just really needs some help.....elderly or ill etc. Otherwise, cover your overhead.
     
  3. All Pro Lawn Care

    All Pro Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 99

    creating a mound for all 4 trees. are u saying 150 just to pull the old bushes. this is one of my customers that will spend 3000 plus with me this year
     
  4. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    $100 but thats just me, I try to give a good price to my customers as well
     
  5. All Pro Lawn Care

    All Pro Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 99

    i can do it for 100 plus supplies. but when i look at the 1.1 million dollar home it is like what would this guy pay for this. it was just a wierd request that i had no idea what to charge and cought me off guard. thanks for the help

    APLC
     
  6. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    I have average Joe's to doctors, lawyers and such, I find that the same price for everyone helps me sleep better at night
     
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    What type of bushes are you pulling. that always makes my mind up. 1. are they good enough that I can keep and replant somewhere in my yard till I find someone that I can sell them to. 2. are they like pyrocantha (sp) and suck to touch? 3. how much time is it going to take. putting the trees in a hole that is already dug is quick. min 100 plus supplies. figure 2 hrs plus drive to get it done.
     
  8. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    if a new customer asked me to do that. id probably charge $125 + supplies depending on accessibility and ease of getting the trees out. now if it was a customer that i knew, it was guaranteed that they were going to spend 3k+ with me this year. id probably do it for $100 + supplies.
     
  9. BCFLawnLandscape

    BCFLawnLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    I think all of this sounds cheap, i'd say 200 bucks.
     
  10. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    Id charge around $150 but whatever you decide to charge, just make sure your making a profit and don't end up doing it for free. If you give customers breaks of and on then they will expect you to that for them all the time so I wouldn't make it a habit
     

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