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Can you believe this?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grasssin, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I wrote that title so you would read and help me out.

    On a landscaping bid, for futur reference, how do I need to set it up? Give them the price for each different plants and materials followed by labor cost, and then payment plan. Or do I need to break it down further in each catergory (ei. Labor- Digging Clay Soil by hand and removing 3" of soil-$650, Hauling old soil to dispose -$450)

    I am trying NOT to be SCRUB in the landscaping industry because this is where the real money is in this bus,

    Thanks for the help
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    They get one bill labor cost and materials 30% down before i start or purchase materials .
  3. hoagie

    hoagie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    I do a labor ESTIMATE, and a materials cost (plus mark-up).

    Terms are pre-pay materials and labor balance is due upon completion.

    For the most part works out to be a 50/50 payment.

    On edit: I never get into detailed itemization... basic materials + x man/hrs
  4. Big M LawnnSnow

    Big M LawnnSnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    One bill...One price.
    The only breakdowns are what the job entails.
    trimming (3) trees)
    Mulching (4) beds ect.
    no price break downs.
    Just total cost & payment schedule
  5. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Thanks for the help, kind of left the payment option off a bid I sent in last week. hopefully I won't have to eat the cost of materials until I am done, and they will cut me a check.

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