Ball Park price for planting annuals

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by rdran5, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. What is the avg. Yall charge per flat of annuals installed.
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    There are varible costs involved,You need to provide more information.
    Is the bed prepared?
    Is mulching involved?
    Is regular maintenance included,deadheading,weeding etc...
    Are you providing the plants?
    Are they providing the plants?
    Do you need soil admendments?
    Are you going to be fertilizing them?
    Are you replacing dead plants?
    Are you mulching them?
    Is the mulch provided?
    Do you supply the mulch?
    Is this a one time deal,or a contract?
    Are you going to change from (ex. Gerainums to pansies)?

    Consider these questions and calculate your cost,and you should have your answer.


    Good Luck
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    on average we charge 25 - 30 a flat including the cost of the flat. soil would be extra. i can buy flats here of say, impatients, for 11 dollars,profit 19 off the 1 flat. just an example, details change pricing.
  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    Quick Price without knowing all the details $25 -$45 per Flat
  5. urbanlandscape

    urbanlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I charge $30 a flat of 48 ct annuals. Includes bed topdressed with compost and one Osmocote application at planting. My flats run me wholesale about $8.50. I don't feel that this is quite a fair price. I would charge more if I could, but the market won't bear it. My competitors would do it for less than I. But I have lucrative garden maintenance contracts with all my annual install clients.
  6. midtnstone

    midtnstone LawnSite Member
    from mid tn
    Messages: 76

    somewhere between $20 and $30 for the flat and just plant nothing else
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    How many's in a flat for you guys?

    12 annuals?

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