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1000 Pansies...$$$$

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Wil22, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Wil22

    Wil22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I was asked to plant some pansies in this upscale neighborhood. I'll me with the woman and give her a quote. I plan on charging about $40.00 per flat.

    I plan on tilling in soil amenmants and then slipping on my knee pads and planting away. Just want to make sure I'm in the right ball park with my price.
    I hear guy's hear charging anywhere from 35-65.00 per flat.

    How much would you charge?

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  2. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    I planted 700 on Tues. Was a bit sore on Wed., prolly because I didn't want to get my knees all dirty and wet so I did it stooping and bending. They look good though.
  3. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    we've been planting 45 flats a day all week & got more to put in next week. As far as pricing I'mnot sure about your market but around here they go for 25-30 per flat plus soil ammendments.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,287

    $25 per flat in our area. You ought to try to upsell them some nice edging for those bed.
  5. TheYardBoys

    TheYardBoys LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    yeah the flats are about 35 or 40 depends who i get it from around here
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    cordless drill with an auger attachment and you will fly through the job
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Best 20 dollar investment I ever made was teh auger. 2 guys and you can plant 10 flats an hour with one. One drills one plants.
  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    1000 plants at 21 flats. Looking right at 700 including fert and casaron. Drill and plant. Total cost you are looking at 420. and 4-5 man hours.
  9. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    were did you get the auger at??
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    AM leanards

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