What would you charge?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by SunState Lawn Care inc, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. SunState Lawn Care inc

    SunState Lawn Care inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Jax, FL
    Posts: 351

    To supply and lay 23 bags of pine bark and plant 14- 3 gal plants that the customer supplied?
     
  2. Here's what I would do:

    Pine bark around here is $3.50/bag if im not mistaken. double the per bag price and that is what you charge to install. Charge for p/u and delivery, and charge a labor rate to install the plants supplied by customer.

    23 bags @ $7/bag=$161+tax
    p/u delivery=$30-$45 depending on how far you need to drive.
    14 3 gal. plants. let's say 2 hours of labor @$50/hour=$100.

    That's how i would do it. Do you have to remove any old plants???
     
  3. SunState Lawn Care inc

    SunState Lawn Care inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Jax, FL
    Posts: 351

    No removal just install plants......I charged 240.00 for the job the bark here is $1.95 per bag. I usualy charge 15.00 per 3 gal when we supply them he already had them I didn't want him to think I was ripping him off and look bad, he's a new customer.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Wow, what a big difference in price for the pine bark.

    Your price sounds right to me then. That is what I would have charged. If it's a couple of plants and not a big install, i don't mind the customer picking the stuff out, especially if they supply mulch/pine bark b/c its not like your making a killing from WS to retail.
     

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