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  1. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I have an upcoming job where I'm planting 10 boxwood along with some hostas. I'm able to get the boxwood for around $35 each and I was wondering what I should charge to install them. I've seen people say 2x-3x my cost of the plant and I've also seen a percentage plus hourly rate. I'm really not...
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello, I was looking for some advice on installing some ivy on a hillside. Should I charge 3x the price of the flat, or a different rate since it's multiple plugs. Thanks!
  3. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I have a job that I would really like to win and the only thing the home owner gave me was this diagram. can anyone help me understand how to get the proper measurements off of this?
  4. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it. I just purchased a 200gal spray rig and I’m going to mount it to my 16ft dual axle trailer, I’m not sure exactly how i want to do that yet, but I am needing some opinions and help on how or the best way to wire up my electric hose reel. Should...
  5. Professional Discussions
    Had 120 hours of my time in a $4900 install. It was my first but honestly, I couldn’t see my self cutting it down to fewer than 60 hours after I get faster. My cost for labor, materials and other expenses were about $3500. Even if it took 60 hours $1400 isn’t good at all. Doing repairs I...
  6. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey guys, the other day a customer had their mailbox ripped out of the ground by some drunk teens and asked me if I could install a new one. They already purchased the new post and the actual mailbox is reusable. I never installed a mailbox post before but it looks pretty easy. I wanted to...
  7. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hey guys, I have been in business for 2 years doing landscaping work on the side while working for a large company. I am planning to break out on my own this spring and want to get some opinions on what you have found to be the best means of advertisement. Since I started a couple years ago I...
  8. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I received a commercial property that seems the city had a work on the water lines and some prep with soil but is not leveled at all. I came up with 735.91 sqft. I am newly to this projects but will like to get into and learn. In the garden centers currently per piece are at $1.79 and per...
  9. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I'm looking for a used commercial ZTR for a backup mower. I ran across a 60" Lazer Z as well as a Series E Pioneer 48" deck. I'm wondering if the 48" deck could be installed on a Lazer Z with a minimum amount of retrofit work so that I could have the flexibility of 60 or 48". Does anyone know...
  10. Professional Discussions
    Im going to be installing a irrigation syatem, the guts are there but not everything. The valves are there and there are pipes running to different areas of the yard. So i will need to continue off of those lines, install bed sprinklers amd some drip lines, also there is no timer so i will need...
  11. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I'm new to pine needles they are starting to come around in my area. I'm looking for advice for a yard install around 20k square feet entirely with pine needles. Customer is looking for a natural look. I haven't laid pine needles ever. If you have any advice it is much appreciated. I really...
  12. Mechanic and Repair
    Good Morning All, I bought a 61" Scag Tiger Cat II this past year, and realized I needed to install some lighting. Since I work out of town, when I'm home it is usually dark by the time I finish mowing. I recently broke down and bought (2) 2" Black oak Led 10w flood lights and the coupler to...
  13. Network: South
    Full disclosure, my landscaping background is limited. But I came up with this idea to find landscaping customers, hook them up with young landscape architects from UGA and give them $99 designs. Crazy thing happening, people love it. Now I have a bunch of happy customers, with designs for...
  14. Introduce Yourself
    Hello! I worked in financial consulting for five years before deciding to quit my job in February to begin building a landscape design business here in Atlanta. After hacking around in this space for the past 6 months, talking with interested consumers, working with contractors, and even...
  15. Professional Discussions
    I have installed sprinkler systems in the past and know that some sinkage and shifting is expected over time. I have always used the same soil from the hole to burry the sprinkler body and have never run into any issues. My installations are usually straight forward, compact the dirt with a...
  16. Marketplace
    Bobcat Harley Rake 84" Hydraulic angle, hydraulic wheels, float option. 2011, barely used. Bought it and don't use it enough to keep it. Excellent Condition Asking $6,500 OBO 203-516-1056 Located in Milford, CT
  17. Business Operations
    Hey All, I am reworking some structures of the business, and am looking to set some new standards across the board as we are growing. I am curious if you guys have any experience, or input on the average job signing rates/ percentages for designs, installs and maintenance? I am having a hard...
  18. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    How many of you out there fabricate the parts that you need? I love taking things used for one purpose and modifying it for another purpose. My latest project is in the "picture" forum under atv snow plow install. What have you modified or fabricated for a specific need? What was it originally...
  19. Original Pictures Forum
    I've been in business going on 20 years and I have never ventured into the snow plowing/ snow removal part of the business. However, I sold my original business three years ago and opened a new business with a emphasis on Total Property Maintenance. I've picked up several large commercial...
  20. Hardscaping
    I have been doing pave stone patios. I know how much to charge with labor gas materials etc I would like to get your idea on how much profit margin the actual business should make Ive heard add 30 percent to total price but I am figuring a patio now I have a total of 1534 in it Including...
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