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  1. Expanding...

    D Felix, sorry for the yelling! Not a cheap price where i live in Austin, there are landscape co. everywhere, and lowballers on every corner. For a 300 square ft. retaining wall i charge 3600.00 (12X300). This is roughly 10 tons of 5x8 rock at 70.00 a ton.(700.00) I pay my guy $2.50 a sq ft...
  2. Expanding...

    DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND TYPE OF ROCK, I CHARGE 10-12 DOLLARS A SQUARE FT., IF YOU DO A SINGLE FLOWERBED BORDER WITH LIMESTONE, I CHARGE 6.75 A LINEAR FT., THIS SHOULD COVER MORTAR, ROCK AND LABOR/..HEAVIER DRY STACKED RETAINING WALLS WITH A 5 x 8 STONE, I CHARGE 12-13$ A SQUARE FT. HOPE THIS...
  3. price for planting exspensive plants/trees?

    I take the plant, and multiply it by 2.5, thats what i charge. For example, a one gallon plant at 3.50, i charge 8.75. Covers labor and plant. It sounds like you may not be buying your plants wholesale, i reccommend it immediately. I sure hope you aren't buying your plants from home depot or...
  4. dont know how much to spread

    You should consider using crusehed granite, looks good in beds, and wont blow around, i get it for $10.00 a yard..
  5. design software

    I also plan and design my own, i think it helps me to explain them to customers, and they appreciate the effort i put into them, especially cause i charge for the design. I have punch, Master Landscape, but do not use it because for some reason it doesn't show plant names, and i cant figure out...
  6. nursery/floral certificate

    ?, i need my certificate to buy wholesale, but the state is taking forever to get it to me, and i have a couple of jobs waiting, need ideas of what to do, or what can i do????? Thanks for helping in this urgent matter.
  7. new to business

    i just got started also, be ready to find a lawyer and accountant before anything, just helps everything go smooth. Also, apply for your sales tax permit and your nursery floral certificate now, as it takes a while for the state to process them. I am still waiting, and its been over a...
  8. non soliciting neighborhoods

    thanks everyone for your input. i made some postcards on 110 lbs paper and used full color to impress, cost about 46.00 for the 23cent postage, and mailing out today! Tiedmann, i have two numbers on their because my brother and i are a partnership, and he knows a lot of people in our area...
  9. non soliciting neighborhoods

    What are yalls suggestions on advertising in a non soliciting neighborhood, there are big properties, and rich clients, whats the best way to penetrate the area, thanks' Scott
  10. Anyone have a degree?

    BS degree in horticulture and landscape mgmt from tarleton state university...yes it has helped me, and helps business
  11. How much to price plant installation!

    i charge wholesale X 2.5, pretty good system
  12. lawncaresuccess startup kit

    yes, i bought the start up kit, and it was pretty helpful. The only thing is i live in Teas, and there are differences in the way things work down here. But, the kit itself is very broad which is good for someone who knows nothing about the business. If you know a little about the business, i...
  13. big bid on 7 acres

    for mulch i would take your square foot and divide it by 100. that will give you how many yards you will need.
  14. lost with mulching, need price help

    Ive come to find that simply doubling the price you pay for the mulch is a reasonable price for labor and install...hope it helps
  15. sod bid urgent request

    I am wanting to know a good rule of thumb for charging someone for a sod job...what is a good way to bid on top of the price of sod? Your help is needed asap, and is much appreciated. thanks, Scott Knussmann Lawn & Landscape
  16. money maker!

    do you guys think there is to be more money made in mowing and landscaping, rather than irrigation, just interested in your opinions. Thanks
  17. Irrigation license and backflow

    who do i go to to get a irrigation license in texas, close to ft worth, and also, is there good money in getting a backflow license! Please respond, i am graduating college in December and my brother and i are ready to get rolling in business, we have customers and i can out in a system, just...


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