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  1. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I have a customer who wants me to plant a few dogwood trees and they are about 6-8 feet tall. I was wondering what I should charge him if I bought and planted the trees vs if he buys them and I plant them. Thanks!
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Ive got a job that has 2 dead ash trees that are 20-30 feet tall that need to be removed. Im curious what the price would be for cutting the trees ground level and leaving the stump vs cutting them down and removing the stump. The area is flat and the hauling would be easy, I would juat haul the...
  3. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    There was a decorative island put into our lawn before we moved into our home. The main part of the island is a group of 3 quaking aspens. These trees really want to overtake the whole lawn. The offshoots are popping up everywhere inside the island, and also throughout the surrounding grass. Is...
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Got a church that has 4 dead baby trees about 7 years old that have been cut to ground they need to be pulled so I can plant new trees, and 8 bushes that need to be pulled and replaced. Trees cost $150 a piece x 4 Bushes are $45 a piece x 8 Do I just double ? How much do I charge to pull...
  5. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I have a tree farm with about 10,000 trees in grow bags (heavy synthetic felt.) I'm trying to trim weeds near the bags, but not hit the bags. I was thinking about using a walk behind string trimmer with some sort of guard, but I've not found such a guard, nor any articles on it. With my Stilh...
  6. Turf Renovation
    Hello all, Warning! Not an "easy recommendation" post here! Read through only if you enjoy misery and heartache, by lawns that is! LOL I have read an abundance of threads here at lawnsite.com, and appreciate the input that is shared all over the site! There are many threads on drainage issues...
  7. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hi all, Hope to get some knowledge on this subject. I was talking to my buddy about grubs and he stated the following "Grubs will always be there, at least around the lawn in the soil and you'll never get rid of them at least there, and no, they don't eat on tree and shrub roots. So, don't...
  8. Turf Renovation
    I am working on a property that a good customer just bought. The property hadn't been maintained in 10+ years. Overgrown trees, shrubs, and a lawn full of weeds. We decided to start over. He had someone take most of the trees down and planted some new ones. I have torn up the lawn and leveled it...
  9. Nurseries and Growers
    Please post where you buy perennials, trees and shrubs at wholesale in Southeast Michigan (or near) and why you use them with any tips about the nursery/greenhouse, like busy times, best person to talk to for help, etc. I can't seem to find any of this information in one spot here. My go-to is...
  10. Landscape Maintenance
    Whats the best home depot spray for weeds in beds mulch and rock beds. Hoe often should you spray. I have a frw accounta that are interested in this type of bed maintnance thanks
  11. Landscape Maintenance
    Ok so i went out to quote a job for planting 5 small 3 gallon golden ARBORVITAE the ones that stay small. And 5 globe ARBORVITAE. Ok so at the garden center they are 24.60 with tax each. So i was wonder if i charge 65 per tree would that be a fair price. That is just for the planting. There is...
  12. Landscape Maintenance
    ok so ive been thinking latley of a mulch job i did last season i edged the trees pretty nice to give it a nice look but there was roots in the way i pretty much hit some roots in the process and dug into them to make the esge as best i could i used a spade. so my concern is that how bad do you...
  13. Landscape Maintenance
    how to start a tree farm . how to go about planning on owning a tree nursery, any tips opinions welcome. Just a post so we can discuss tips and planning i would like to own one one day
  14. Business Operations
    once i make it big in the landscaping busieness i would lime to invest in a tree nuersery. mayb start off with 10 to 15 thousand spruce trees what do you guys think how would i go about doing this just a thought for now i would just do this as extra cash
  15. Nurseries and Growers
    can i dig out a japenese maple and transplant it to another location without killing it
  16. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hello. Does anyone know what kind of tree or bush this is in the picture attached? I want to plant another like this but I don't know what the name of it is. Thanks in advance! DZ
  17. Marketplace
    Established Tree Farm Business for sale. We are selling the business which includes a 3 year lease of 15 acres of trees (will have option to extend lease). There are approx 2500 trees from whips to 5 inch in caliper but the majority of the trees are 2-3 inches. Farm is off major state hwy and on...
  18. Landscape Architecture and Design-Build
    hey guys been doing landscaping for quite some time, trying to get into more plantings and what not. here is a list of what needs to go in.. maybe you can give me a price of what i should charge for the plants and install? any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Red Sunset Maple 2.5-3"...
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